The 17th arrondissement of Paris, known as Batignolles or Monceau, is a smart residential and commercial district of the French capital. Located on the outskirts of northern Paris, the 17th arrondissement has a unique atmosphere, yet contains some of the best known attractions and two of the very best restaurants in Paris. This area of Paris was immortalised by the works of Manet and his depictions of Parisian café life.
Walking along the wide, tree lined boulevards, through the leafy Monceau Park, Paris or along the lively commercial district of the Clichy district can provide many hours of entertainment for locals and visitors alike. It is surprising that with so much diversity in the arrondissement, it has a uniform atmosphere; peaceful and elegant.
The distinctive Arc de Triomphe marks the boundary of the 17th arrondissement, and is one of the most visited attractions in the whole of Paris. Construction started on the triumphal arch in 1806, and completed in time for Napoleon’s hearse to pass underneath in 1840. Climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe is a great way to start your holiday in the 17th arrondissement, letting you get your bearings and see the Paris skyline from a spectacular angle.
There are some excellent Parisian cookery courses you can do within the 17th arrondissement, allowing you to try to master local dishes, and make your stay in self catering Batignolles accommodation an even more authentic experience. If you don’t like the idea of cooking during your stay, two of Paris’ best known restaurants are found in the area, so there is no need to worry! The Guy Savoy restaurant is absolutely marvellous for dinner, although you will need to make a reservation.
The streets of Batignolles – Monceau are filled with wonderful places to see. The Marche Poncelet is always a great place to spend a morning, looking for bargains, local crafts and Parisian cuisine, whilst the Musee Nissim de Camondo is a great place to visit, and as it is displayed exactly as the owner left it in the 18th century, visiting is like taking a step back in time. The beautiful Monceau Park, Paris is a great place to walk or picnic, especially during the long, warm summer months.
The attractions, monuments and places of interest of the rest of Paris are right on your doorstep from a self catering holiday rental in Batignolles – Monceau. River cruises along the Seine provide a great way to see the finest sights of the capital, and with the extensive metro system of trains operating throughout the city, there is no attraction, shop or leisure option which is too far away to enjoy from a Batignolles – Monceau property rental.
It couldn’t be easier to reach an apartment in the 17th Arrondissement. There are a number of Metro stations within the arrondissement, including the Place de Clichy, Monceau and Wagram. There are regular daily flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) as well as plenty of Eurostar trains which enter the capital.