15th arrondissement of Paris
The clickable maps and aerial photographs within this page illustrate data about 15th arrondissement of Paris. The 15th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "arrondissement de Vaugirard") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.
Situated on the Rive Gauche (left bank) of the River Seine and sharing the Montparnasse district with the 6th and 14th arrondissements, it is the city's most populous arrondissement. The Tour Montparnasse – the tallest skyscraper in Paris – and the neighbouring Gare Montparnasse are both located in the 15th arrondissement, at its border with the 14th. It is also home to the Parc des Expositions which near the Parc des Princes and houses Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, the high-rise district of the Front de Seine (or Beaugrenelle).
The land area of this arrondissement is 8.502 km2 (3.283 sq. miles, or 2,101 acres).
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The peak of population of Paris's 15th arrondissement occurred in 1962, when it had 250,551 inhabitants. Since then it has lost approximately one-tenth of its population, but it remains the most populous arrondissement of Paris, with 225,362 inhabitants at the last census in 1999. With 144,667 jobs at the same census, the 15th is also very dense in business activities.
Places of interest
- Parts of the Montparnasse area.
- The former workshop (no longer standing) of Constantin Brâncuși, where the sculptor worked from 1925 to 1957.
- La Ruche
- Musée Bourdelle
- Musée Pasteur
- Musée du Service des Objets Trouvés
- Porte de Versailles exhibition center and Palais des Sports, near Porte de Versailles metro station.
- Front de Seine high-rise district.
Government and infrastructure
The headquarters of Orange S.A. and Eutelsat are located in the 15th arrondissement. La Poste, the French mail service, has its head office in the arrondissement. The publisher Hachette Livre also has its headquarters in the arrondissement.
Prior to the completion of the current Air France headquarters in Tremblay-en-France in December 1995, Air France was headquartered in a tower located next to the Gare Montparnasse rail station in Montparnasse and in the 15th arrondissement; Air France had its headquarters in the tower for about 30 years.