We offer a wide selection of outstanding properties to fit any taste or budget in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Home to the iconic Arc de triomphe, the 17th eme is one of the wealthiest districts of Paris. You’ll find hundreds of priceless townhouses and upscale eateries, as well as a thriving Bohemian population that imparts some stylish grunge to the otherwise elegant avenues. Countless quintessentially Parisian cafes and a wide variety of nightlife options round out this welcoming district, where there’s always something new to be enjoyed or explored. Below you’ll find our most popular Arc de Triomphe apartments and a link to all apartments in the 17th arrondissement.
Most popular Arc de Triomphe apartments
From Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport you have the following options:
From Orly Airport, the easiest option is:
From Gare du Nord, you have the following options:
Several convenient options for parking in the 17th arrondissement are:
When you stay in one of our Arc de Triomphe apartments you’ll have no trouble stocking the fridge in your self-catering apartment. You’ll also be surrounded by a wide variety of top-notch restaurants that are sure to offer something for everyone.
Located northwest of the city’s famously glamorous shopping street, the Champs Champs-Élysées, the 17th arrondissement is home to some of the wealthiest residents of Paris. Be sure to look upwards at the buildings when exploring the area since some of the city’s most splendid architecture can be found here adorning the luxurious townhouses. You will also find plenty of delightful small hidden city parks and plazas scattered throughout the neighbourhood.
The south western part of the district has something of an up market feel offering a mid to high end shopping experience that would not be out of place on the nearby Champs-Élysées. The north easterly end has an entirely different feel with its bohemian vibe, laid back bars and bistros and upcoming artists’ studios.
Historically the 17th arrondissement was largely a free open space consisting of hunting grounds and the occasional luxury second home for those seeking fresh air and escape from the hustle bustle of the big city. This continued until the 1800s when industrialists transformed the area beyond recognition with the confident expansion of the city.
The southern tip of the 17th arrondissement is marked triumphantly by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. It stands at the centre of possibly the world’s most famous round-about, Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It honours those who fought and died for France in the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary Wars and remains one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. Measuring an incredible 164 ft in height it dwarfs nearly everything around it. In 1919 to celebrate the end of World War I Charles Godefroy flew his biplane through the 48 ft wide vault and the event was famously captured on newsreel. Beneath the arch lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. The grave incorporates an eternal flame which burns in memory of those who died in war time unable to be identified. According to legend, the flame has only ever been extinguished once by a drunken Mexican football supporter on the night that France beat Brazil in Paris at the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final.
The 17th arrondissement is home to the fascinating neighbourhood of Batignolles. Traditionally a working class district with a broad ethnic population, today it has also become something of a magnet for trendy young artists in search of affordable work spaces for their creativity. Indeed the painter Édouard Manet came before them in the 19th century using the area as base with his artistic friends to illustrate many scenes from the neighbourhood’s local café culture. Batignolles has gained a reputation as a very chic place to live in the city and the area has much in store for the future. It had hoped to stage the 2012 Olympics here but of course lost the bid to London. Instead the city council has decided to develop the area for housing, retail, schools and other essential public services.
The district’s Place de Clichy is certainly worth a visit while you are in town. Reminiscent of Times Square and London’s Piccadilly Circus with its large advertising billboards and traffic intersections it has remained fairly untouched by town planners over the years and boasts a certain dusty old school Parisian charm. This is also the point in the city where four separate arrondissements, the 8th, 9th, 17th and 18th, meet. More of a misshapen zone than a specific plaza as such, the Place de Clichy is home to some interesting shops, lots of cafes and restaurants as well as a popular cinema.
An area worth exploring from one of our Arc de Triomphe Apartments!
You’ll be just minutes from these fascination sites–and much more–when you stay in any of our Arc de Triomphe apartments!
Arc de Triomphe. Paris, France.