16th arrondissement of Paris

16th arrondissement of Paris
16th arrondissement of Paris
—  French municipal arrondissement  —
Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
 - Mayor Pierre-Christian Taittinger
 - Total 7.85 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
 - Total 161,773
 - Estimate (2005) 149,500
 - Density 20,608/km2 (53,374.5/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
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of Paris
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River Seine
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The 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, the capital city of France. It includes a concentration of museums between the Place du Trocadero and the Place d'Iéna.

Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, this arrondissement—which includes the mainly residential districts of Auteuil and Passy -- is home to a large number of diplomatic embassies and is also the location of the famous Avenue Foch, the widest street in Paris and home to many of the City's wealthy foreign residents.

With its ornate 19th century buildings, large avenues, prestigious schools and museums and various parks, the arrondissement has long been known as one of French high society's favorite places of residence (comparable to New York's Upper East Side or London's Chelsea & Kensington)[2] to such an extent that the phrase "le 16e" has been associated with great wealth in French popular culture. Indeed, the 16th arrondissement is France's 4th richest district for average household income, only fourth to the 8th, 7th and 6th arrondissements; with Neuilly-sur-Seine, they are collectively referred to as Paris Ouest: the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France.

The 16th arrondissement hosts several large sporting venues, including: the Parc des Princes, which is the stadium where Paris Saint-Germain football club plays its home matches; Roland Garros Stadium, where the French Open tennis championships are held; and Stade Jean-Bouin, home to the Stade Français rugby union club. The Bois de Boulogne, the second-largest public park in Paris (behind only the Bois de Vincennes), is also located in this arrondissement.



The land area of this arrondissement is 16.305 km2 (6.295 sq mi or 4,029 acres), slightly more than half of which consists of the Bois de Boulogne park. Excluding the Bois de Boulogne, its land area is 7.846 km2 (3.029 sq mi or 1,939 acres). It is the largest arrondissement in Paris in terms of land area.


View of Place du Trocadéro
the Place de l'Étoile
Lake "supérieur" in Bois de Boulogne

The 16th arrondissement population peaked in 1962, when it had 227,418 inhabitants. At the last census (1999), the population was 161,773. The 16th arrondissement contains a great deal of business activity; in 1999 it hosted 106,971 jobs.

The 16th arrondissement is commonly thought to be one of the richest parts of Paris (see Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy), and features some of the most expensive real estate in France including the famous Auteuil "villas",[3] heirs to 19th century high society country houses, they are exclusive gated communities with huge houses surrounding by gardens which is extremely rare in Paris. It is also the only arrondissement in Paris to be divided into two separate postal codes. The southern part of the arrondissement carries a postal code of 75016, while the northern part has the code of 75116.

Historical population

(of French censuses)
Population Density[1]
(inh. per km2)
1872 43,332 5,523
1954 214,042 27,280
1962 (peak of population) 227,418 28,985
1968 214,120 27,290
1975 193,590 24,674
1982 179,446 22,871
1990 169,863 21,650
1999 161,773 20,619
2005 estimate 149,500 19,054


Place of birth of residents of the 16th arrondissement in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
74.5% 25.5%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
0.6% 5.7% 6.7% 12.5%
¹This group is made up largely of pieds-noirs from Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.


Four Fortune Global 500 have their head offices in this arrondissement: PSA Peugeot Citroën,[4] PPR,[citation needed] Lafarge,[citation needed] and Veolia.[5] In addition Lagardère has its headquarters in this arrondissement.[6]

At one time Aérospatiale had its head office in the arrondissement.[7][8]

Movie scenes filmed in the 16th arrondissement

In one of the opening scenes of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, character Emilio Largo is seen arriving at 'Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées' ('The International Brotherhood for the Assistance of Stateless Persons'). This scene was shot on Avenue d'Eylau in the 16th arrondissement.


Places of interest

the Palais de Chaillot
View of Palais de Tokyo, a Museum of Contemporary Art (left) and Paris Museum of Modern Art (right)
Viaduc of Passy
Robert Schuman Monument

Main streets and squares


Lycée La Fontaine is located in the arrondissement.


  1. ^ a b Excluding Bois de Boulogne
  2. ^ [1] eyes of an American-born on the exclusive 16th
  3. ^ the foremost Auteuil villas are: Villa Montmorency, Hameau Boileau, Villa de la Réunion and Villa Victorien Sardou; all of which are inhabited by some of France's wealthiest and most famous citizens including First Lady Carla Bruni (and President Nicolas Sarkozy) or multibillionaires Vincent Bolloré, Arnaud Lagardère, Dominique Desseigne and Alain Afflelou and famous singers Mylène Farmer and Sylvie Vartan
  4. ^ "Contact." PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "Head office PSA Peugeot Citroën Paris Grande Armée 75, avenue de la Grande Armée 75116 PARIS"
  5. ^ "Legal Notice." Veolia Environnement. Retrieved on 9 February 2011. "It is published by Veolia Environnement, a corporation with capital of €2,495,631,835 ; Paris Corporate & Trade Register No. 403 210 032, headquartered at 36/38 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris, France[...]"
  6. ^ "Legal notices." Lagardère. Retrieved on 17 April 2011. "Address : Lagardère Ressources Human Relations and Communication Department 121, av de Malakoff 75216 Paris Cedex 16"
  7. ^ Who owns whom: Continental Europe, Volume 1. Dun & Bradstreet., 1990. 555. Retrieved from Google Books on 31 August 2011. "SA NATIONALE INDUSTRIELLE AÉROSPATIALE 372 1 . 3724 SA, 37 Boulevard de Montmorency, F-75016 Paris"
  8. ^ "Offices and facilities." Aérospatiale. Retrieved on 31 August 2011. "HEADQUARTERS PARIS Aerospatiale 37, boulevard de Montmorency - 75781 Paris cedex 16 "

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Coordinates: 48°51′49.00″N 2°16′35.36″E / 48.86361°N 2.2764889°E / 48.86361; 2.2764889

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