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).

Geography

The land area of this arrondissement is 8.502 km2 (3.283 sq. miles, or 2,101 acres).

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Demography

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.

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Places of interest

Government and infrastructure

At one time the head office of the Bureau Enquêtes-Accidents was in the 15th arrondissement. It will host in a close future the centralized administration of the French Ministry of Defense.

Economy

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.

Previously the Tour Maine-Montparnasse, Quartier Necker, in the 15th arrondisement of Paris housed the executive management of Accor.

History

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Vaugirard (Paris Métro) (0.21 km)

Vaugirard is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 15th arrondissement. The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Montparnasse. It is named after the Rue de Vaugirard. Adolphe Chérioux (a former Mayor of the district) is sometimes added to the station's name. This is also the name of the public garden extending from the station to the town hall of the 15th Arondissement.

Convention (Paris Métro) (0.5 km)

Convention is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 15th arrondissement. The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. It is named after the Rue de la Convention.

Volontaires (Paris Métro) (0.53 km)

Volontaires is a station on line 12 of the Paris Métro in the 15th arrondissement. It is located at the junction of the Rue des Volontaires with the Rue de Vaugirard. The station opened on 5 November 1910 as part of the original section of the Nord-Sud Company's line A between Porte de Versailles and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. On 27 March 1931 line A became line 12 of the Métro. It is named after the Rue des Volontaires.

Commerce (Paris Métro) (0.61 km)

Commerce is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro in the Rue du Commerce, at the intersection with the Place du Commerce in the 15th arrondissement. The station was opened on 27 July 1937 as part of the extension of line 8 from La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle to Balard. The rue du Commerce, as its name suggests, is a shopping street in the district of Grenelle.

International Council of Museums (0.68 km)

The International Council of Museums (ICOM), created in 1946, is the only organisation of museums and museum professionals with a global scope, committed to the promotion and protection of natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. With approximately 30,000 members in 137 countries, ICOM is a network of museum professionals acting in a wide range of museum-and heritage-related disciplines.

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