The 16th arrondissement of Paris lies on the right bank of the River Seine, and is home to many of the famous sporting venues of Paris, including the Parc des Princes the Roland-Garros Tennis Centre and Stade Jean-Bouin. The 16th arrondissement, also known as Passy / Trocadero, is predominantly a high class residential district of Paris, with a calming, low-key atmosphere, making it a simply magnificent area in which to stay, far from the high-paced life of central Paris, yet located just a few short minutes from the very centre.
There are a range of distinct districts within the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The chic, residential streets are found to the west of the arrondissement, with the lively shopping streets and commercial districts of Passy being found in the south. Tourists arrive into the 16th arrondissement mainly to visit two huge attractions; the Arc de Triumphe and the Place du Trocadero, from which the arrondissement takes its name. The Art Deco styled Place du Trocadero has fantastic views towards the Eiffel Tower and central Paris, especially during the evening light.
Throughout the arrondissement are a host of museums, galleries and attractions worth finding. The Musee de l’Homme is one of the world’s best museums devoted to mankind, whilst the Musee de l’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris and Musee Guimet are defiantly worth visiting by anyone with even a fleeting interest in art. There are a whole string of museums almost door to door as you travel east from the Place du Trocadero.
An apartment in Passy / Trocadero, Paris, is the ideal base from which to visit the attractions, shops and parks of central Paris. Nothing in Paris is more than a few minutes travel on the metro system, and you can enjoy everything that Paris has to offer easily from a holiday rental apartment in this part of the town. The magic of Disneyland Paris are also easily enjoyed from the 16th arrondissement, meaning that you do not have to stay on site, but instead, pamper yourself with the luxury of waking up in one of the most stylish and chic cities in the world.
There are plenty of Metro stations in the 16th arrondissement, making it easy to reach a self catering property anywhere in the area. Reaching Paris from the UK is very easy too, with many cheap flights arriving into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), many ferries arriving into the ports of northern France and daily Eurostar services running through the Channel Tunnel to Paris everyday.