The 15th arrondissement of Paris lies on the southern bank of the Seine, and is the largest of the arrondissements of central Paris, France. This is one of the regions of the capital least diluted by the constant presence of tourists, although there are a number of attractions making Vaugirard highly worth visiting. Vaugirard is a mainly residential area with a strong community spirit, and ideal for exploring the best of Paris.
The 15th arrondissement is home to Paris’ national exhibition centre, the Parc des Expositions. Millions of people visit the centre each year to visit the regularly changing exhibitions. The Musee Pasteur is another huge attraction. Home to the great scientist for the last 7 years of his life, the museum has been changed little, and holds a great range of artefacts and instruments, and Pasteur’s body is buried under the ostentatious mosaic mausoleum in the museum grounds.
There are some wonderful green areas in Vaugirard in which to relax under the summer sun. The Jardin de l’Atlantique is a wonderful mix of trees, fountains and green areas suspended 18 metres above the railway. The Parc Georges Brassens is another marvellous park, within easy walking distance of the huge antiques market at Vanves and the Village Suisee, a collection of over 150 antique shops.
A holiday rental apartment in Vaugirard is of course, an excellent place from which to fully explore Paris and all the magnificent treasures that the city has become world famous for. The extensive metro system means that no part of the city is too far to visit with ease, meaning you can tour from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral Sacre Coeur, Disneyland Paris in Seine-et-Marne to the Arc de Triomphe very easily.
There is never any difficulty in reaching any of the arrondissements of Paris from the UK. There are a huge range of choices, with direct flights from across the UK to both of the airports in Paris, as well as train services on the Eurostar direct from London through the Channel Tunnel, you shall be settling into your 15th arrondissement holiday home before you know it.