8th arrondissement of Paris

The clickable maps and aerial photographs below show facts about 8th arrondissement of Paris. The 8th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.

Situated on the right bank of the River Seine and centred on the Opéra, the 8th is, together with the 1st and 9th arrondissements and 16th arrondissement and 17th arrondissement, one of Paris's main business districts. According to the 1999 census, it was the place of employment of more people than any other single arrondissement of the capital. It is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of France.


The land area of the arrondissement is 3.881 km2 (1.498 sq. miles, or 959 acres).

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Population Density

The arrondissement had its highest population of 107,485 in 1891. In 2006, with almost a third of that number, (39,088) it was Paris' 16th least densely populated arrondissement with 1.8% of the total.

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The head offices of AXA, Bouygues, Électricité de France (EDF), Eurazeo, GDF Suez, HSBC France, and Suez Environnement are located in this arrondissement. Standard & Poor's' France office is located in the 8th arrondissement. Air China and China Southern Airlines have their Paris offices in the arrondissement.

At one time the head office of Union des Transports Aériens was located in this arrondissement. The predecessor airline Union Aéromaritime de Transport also had its head office in the 8th arrondissement. When Suez existed, its head office was in the 8th arrondissement. When Unibail existed, its head office was in the arrondissement. At one time Groupe Danone had its head office in the 8th arrondissement. At one time Alcatel-Lucent's head office was located in the arrondissement. At one time Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the Madeleine station.


Places of interest

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Musée Jacquemart-André (0.15 km)

The Musée Jacquemart-André is a public museum located at 158 Boulevard Haussmann in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The museum was created from the private home of Édouard André (1833–1894) and Nélie Jacquemart (1841-1912) to display the art they collected during their lives. HistoryÉdouard André, the scion of a Protestant banking family, devoted his considerable fortune to buying works of art. He then exhibited them in his new mansion built in 1869 by the architect Henri Parent, and completed in 1875.

Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme (0.15 km)

The Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme was an exhibition by surrealist artists that took place from January 17 to February 24, 1938, in the generously equipped Galérie Beaux-Arts, run by Georges Wildenstein, at 140, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. It was organised by the French writer André Breton, the surrealists' brain and theorist, and Paul Éluard, the best known poet of the movement.

Miromesnil (Paris Métro) (0.25 km)

Miromesnil is a station on lines 9 and 13 of the Paris Métro in the 8th arrondissement. The station opened on 27 May 1923 with the extension of line 9 from Trocadéro to Saint-Augustin. The line 13 platforms opened on 27 June 1973 with the extension of the line from Saint-Lazare. It was the southern terminus of line 13 until its extension to Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau on 18 February 1975.

Saint-Philippe du Roule (Paris Métro) (0.26 km)

Saint-Philippe du Roule is a station on line 9 of the Paris Métro. The station opened on 27 May 1923 with the extension of the line from Trocadéro to Saint-Augustin. The village of Roule, which became a suburb in 1722, was a small locality called Romiliacum by Frédégaire, Crioilum by Saint Eligius, then Rolus in the 12th century. Nearby North of the station is the fashionable street of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the church of Saint-Philippe du Roule. A chapel was established in the district of Bas-Roule, near a leprosarium.

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