17th arrondissement of Paris

The images and aerial photographs further below show facts about 17th arrondissement of Paris. The 17th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.


The land area of this arrondissement is 5.669 km2 (2.189 sq. miles, or 1,401 acres).

Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, this arrondissement is divided in 4 administrative districts: Ternes and Monceau in the southwestern part, two upper-class districts which are more Haussmannian in style; in the middle of the arrondissement, the Batignolles district, an area mostly occupied by young families or couples, with a marked gentrification process; in the northeastern part, the Épinettes district, a former industrial district gone residential, which is mainly middle class and also experiencing a less advanced gentrification process.

The town hall of the 17th arrondissement is on Rue des Batignolles. It is the only town hall of Paris to be located in a modern building. The original building was torn down in 1971 to make room for the current edifice. The 17th arrondissement also hosts the Palais des Congrès of Paris, which is a large exhibition center with an associated high-rise hotel, the Concorde Lafayette, the largest in the city.

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The peak population of Paris's 17th arrondissement was reached in 1954, when it had 231,987 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains dense in population and business activity, with 160,860 inhabitants and 92,267 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).

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The southwestern part of the arrondissement is very dense in offices, mostly for services. Several big companies have their headquarters there. When it existed, Gaz de France had its head office in the 17th arrondissement.

Batignolles and Épinettes, two former industrial areas, are now mostly residential. The area around the avenue de Clichy, shared with the 8th, 9th and 18th arrondissement of Paris, is occupied by a lot of shops. This is the third biggest avenue of Paris in terms of sales.


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Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner (0.08 km)

The Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner is an art museum dedicated to the works of painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905), and located in the 17th arrondissement at 43, avenue de Villiers, Paris, France. It is open daily except Monday; an admission fee is charged. The museum in housed within an 1878 mansion, acquired by Henner's niece in 1921. It was inaugurated as a museum in 1924, and became a national museum in 1943.

Lycée Carnot (0.18 km)

The Lycée Carnot is a public secondary and higher education school located at 145 Boulevard Malesherbes in the 17th arrondissement, Paris, France. A prestigious Parisian high school, it is also known as one the best classe préparatoire aux écoles de commerce. Some of its former students have been among the most influential personalities in the country, including Jacques Chirac, the former French President, and Pascal Lamy, the current president of the World Trade Organisation. Also Daft Punk musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo met here in 1987.

Hotel Gaillard (0.2 km)

The Hotel Gaillard is a Parisian mansion built between 1878 and 1882 by architect Jules Février on request of banker Emile Gaillard. It is located Place du Général Catroux, in the 17th district of Paris. In late 2014, it will host the Cité de l'économie et de la monnaie.The builder Emile Gaillard was the Parisian representative of a provincial family bank, founded in Grenoble by his grandfather Théodore François Gaillard in the 18th century. His father, Théodore Eugène Gaillard, was the mayor of Grenoble from 1858 to 1865.

École Normale de Musique de Paris (0.21 km)

The École Normale de Musique de Paris (French for "National School of Music of Paris", also known as École Nationale de Musique de Paris and École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris) is a leading conservatoire located in Paris, France. The school was founded by Auguste Mangeot and pianist Alfred Cortot in 1919. It is officially recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and is under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. History The school, located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, is housed in a "Belle Époque" building.

Malesherbes (Paris Métro) (0.23 km)

Malesherbes is a station on Paris Métro Line 3. Malesherbes was opened on 23 May 1910 when the line was extended from Villiers to Pereire. The station is named after the Boulevard Malesherbes, which honours the statesman Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, who was guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794.

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