16th arrondissement of Paris

The selectable images and pictures further below present facts about 16th arrondissement of Paris. The 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, the capital city of France. It includes a concentration of museums between the Place du Trocadéro and the Place d'Iéna.

With its ornate 19th century buildings, large avenues, prestigious schools, museums and various parks, the arrondissement has long been known as one of French high society's favorite places of residence (comparable to New York's Upper East Side or London's Kensington and Chelsea) to such an extent that the phrase "le 16e" has been associated with great wealth in French popular culture. Indeed, the 16th arrondissement is France's fourth richest district for average household income, following the 8th, 7th and 6th arrondissements; with Neuilly-sur-Seine, they are collectively referred to as Paris Ouest: the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France.

The 16th arrondissement hosts several large sporting venues, including: the Parc des Princes, which is the stadium where Paris Saint-Germain football club plays its home matches; Roland Garros Stadium, where the French Open tennis championships are held; and Stade Jean-Bouin, home to the Stade Français rugby union club. The Bois de Boulogne, the second-largest public park in Paris (behind only the Bois de Vincennes), is also located in this arrondissement.


The land area of this arrondissement is 16.305 km2 (or 4,029 acres), slightly more than half of which consists of the Bois de Boulogne park. Excluding the Bois de Boulogne, its land area is 7.846 km2 (or 1,939 acres). It is the largest arrondissement in Paris in terms of land area.

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The 16th arrondissement population peaked in 1962, when it had 227,418 inhabitants. At the last census (1999), the population was 161,773. The 16th arrondissement contains a great deal of business activity; in 1999 it hosted 106,971 jobs.

The 16th arrondissement is commonly thought to be one of the richest parts of Paris (see Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy), and features some of the most expensive real estate in France including the famous Auteuil "villas", heirs to 19th century high society country houses, they are exclusive gated communities with huge houses surrounded by gardens, which is extremely rare in Paris. It is also the only arrondissement in Paris to be divided into two separate postal codes. The southern part of the arrondissement carries a postal code of 75016, while the northern part has the code of 75116.

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Four Fortune Global 500 have their head offices in this arrondissement: PSA Peugeot Citroën, PPR, Lafarge, and Veolia. In addition Lagardère and Technip have their headquarters in this arrondissement.

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Rue de la Pompe (Paris Métro) (0.19 km)

Rue de la Pompe is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro, named after the Rue de la Pompe. The station opened on 8 November 1922 with the opening of the first section of the line from Trocadéro to Exelmans. This Passy street is mentioned in the archives of 1730 as a way of skirting the walls of the Château de la Muette. It led to one of the gates in the wall surrounding the Bois de Boulogne. It was called the old path, but was transformed at the end of the 18th century into a street and was named after the pump (French: pompe) that supplied water to the Château de la Muette.

Avenue Henri-Martin (0.28 km)

Avenue Henri-Martin is an avenue in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, named after the French historian Henri Martin (1810–1883), onetime mayor of the 16th arrondissement. The Avenue Henri-Martin in the 16th arrondissement of Paris is 663 metres long and 40 metres wide. It starts at Rue de la Pompe and ends at the Place de Colombie, where Boulevard Suchet changes into Boulevard Lannes. Both streets lead to the outskirts of the urban forest Bois de Boulogne.

Lycée Janson de Sailly (0.32 km)

Lycée Janson de Sailly is a lycée located in the XVIe arrondissement of Paris, France. It is generally considered as one of the most prestigious lycées in Paris. The lycéens of Janson are called les jansoniens and they usually refer to their high school as Janson, or JdS. It is the biggest academic institution in the region: 3,200 boys and girls from 11 to 20 attend classes ranging from junior high school to Classes Préparatoires. History Monsieur Janson de Sailly was a very rich Parisian lawyer, who found out that his wife had a lover.

Avenue Henri Martin (Paris RER) (0.33 km)

Avenue Henri Martin is a station in line C of the Paris Region's express suburban rail system, the RER. It is situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

ISG Business School (0.44 km)

The ISG business school or Institut Superieur de Gestion, is a business school, based in Paris, France. It was founded in 1967 by a group of French CEOs led by Pierre-Alexandre Dumas. Since 1983, ISG is associated with universities in Tōkyō, New York, Singapore, Germany, England, China, South Korea, Australia and Tunisia. ISG delivers BBAs and MBAs. Majors of the Grande Ecole master are Marketing, and Finance. History The ISG Paris was founded in 1967. In 1982 and 1984, the campuses of Tokyo and New York were inaugurated. The university concluded its first partnership with China in 1985.

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