Paris 9th district is one of the smallest in Paris. However, it is particularly well-served, as there are nineteen metro stations within its borders. Culture-wise there is also plenty to see, thanks to the presence of the Opéra Garnier, the place de l’Opéra, theatres and cinemas. The Hotel Drouot also attracts numerous visitors.
The district is dived into four main areas:
> Quartier Saint-Georges (North West)
> Quartier de la Chaussée-d’Antin (South West)
> Quartier du Faubourg-Montmartre (South East)
> Quartier de Rochechouart (North East)
The 9th arrondissement is home to numerous major headquarters, such as Danone, Mondial Assistance, BNP Paribas, Groupe Galeries Lafayette, Sony Music Entertainment, Areva and many more. There are several beautiful neoclassical churches in the district, including the Église de la Sainte-Trinité de Paris, Église Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, and the Église Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile. As mentioned, the arrondissement offers numerous cultural places of interest in terms, the most famous being:
> the Opéra Garnier, a historic monument, typical of mid-19th century architecture, with splendid decorations.
> the Casino de Paris, which is not a casino but a music hall
> the Folies Bergère, a music hall performing musical dramas, concerts and shows
> the Musée Grévin, a waxwork museum similar to Madame Tussaud’s in London
> l’Olympia, a famous concert hall
> the Hotel Drout, a large auction house famous for its fine art and antiques.
The Printemps or Galeries Lafayette just can’t be ignored by the shopaholics (note that you can also admire the skyline from the roofs). There’s also a hot air balloon at the Parc André Citroën (south-western Paris).
Cafes & Restaurants
Chartier, 7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre. Since 1896. Menu changes daily, historic building. Nice and cheap food. Plain cooking; don’t expect haute cuisine.
Le Roi du Pot-au-Feu, 34, Rue Vignon. The menu is very short, but the meals are big and good. The best Pot-au-Feu in the world. Very nice, typical Parisian atmosphere.
L’Opéra Restaurant Place Jacques Rouché (Palais Garnier). A modern restaurant designed by Odile Decq opened in the 19th-century,and conveniently located for the Galeries Lafayette or Printemps store.
Le Café Zéphyr, 12 bd Montmartre. A typical brasserie with a fine choice of simple food (salads, etc.).
Property price per sqm in the 9th arrondissement
According to the website Notaires de France, the average price per square meter was €8,640 for the third quarter of 2011. It is currently the twelfth most expensive district, after the 2nd arrondissement.
There were 59 157 inhabitants in the district in 2008.
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Travel from the UK
By air: Easyjet flies from Belfast, Liverpool Newcastle and London Luton to Paris.
Ryanair flies from Shannon, Dublin and Glasgow to Paris.
By rail: Eurostar go from London to Paris in just 2h35.
By car: You can travel by car to Paris by taking the ferries which go from Dover to Calais and then you can take the Motorway to Paris.
You can also cross the channel with the Eurostar and stop at Calais. Then you will travel on the motorway directly to Paris.
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