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16TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS GUIDE: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to the 16th Arrondissement of Paris:

16arr-Palais-de-Toko-buildingOne of the most exclusive residential areas in Paris, this is the largest arrondissement in the city and is well known for its ornate architecture, wide avenues, parks, squares and an array of museums. A tour on foot of the area will no doubt be on your list of things to do, especially since the Trocadero gardens arguably boast the best views you will find of the Eifel Tower and the ivy covered, paved and village like Rue Berton is sure to take you back to a time a classic 19th century Paris. And that’s just the start of things you will find on your meander through the streets.

You don’t have to be part of Paris’ elite to have a good time!

If you’re travelling with young children then Jardin d’Acclimatation, one of the oldest amusement parks in Paris is well worth visiting. It provides a cultural old world experience that is less expensive and more enriching activities and attractions then Disneyland Paris could ever hope to provide.

For the more mature traveler, the Palais de Tokyo is considered one of the trendiest and most innovative museums in Paris and is a must see for contemporary and modern art lovers. Check the website for current exhibitions and the relatively inexpensive ticket information.

And while it’s true that while a lot of the shops you will find in this neighbourhood are aimed at catering for Paris’ high society, if you delve a little further you can also find a number of village style street markets including the lively option at Rue de l’Annonciation or the covered market in the Passy district, considered one of the best in the city. To describe either of these as just ‘food markets’ would be understate the variety of delectable gourmet offerings available. Of course if it takes your fancy and you have some extra time, you don’t actually need to open your wallet to explore the chic boutiques for which the area is famed. Or true fashionistas could always head to Palais Galliera, a museum of fashion which holds among other things, costumes through the ages ranging from Marie Antoinette to Audrey Hepburn. Check the website for upcoming exhibitions.

Dining in this area comes at a price, but it will be memorable…

Are you after a quaint restaurant with fabulous French food? Located conveniently close to Trocadero, Restaurant Victor is one great option with relatively reasonable pricing and a traditional Parisian menu, in a setting which will likely satisfy the idea you had in mind when visualising yourself in a traditional French restaurant on your upcoming holiday.

If you prefer the thought of fine dining in one of the most elegant arrondissements in Paris, L’Abeille at the Shangri La Hotel is one excellent and classy choice. Of course you will need to make a reservation well in advance and with the culinary indulgence of this sophisticated two Michelin star restaurant, you should prepare yourself in advance for the accompanying price. But you’ve saved so much on your accommodation already so perhaps it’s time to reward yourself.

Spend Less, Do More

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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