16th arrondissement (Paris)

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16th Arrondissement (Passy)
Arrondissement municipal of Paris
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Coordinates 48 ° 51 '50 "  N , 2 ° 16' 36"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 51 '50 "  N , 2 ° 16' 36"  E
height 56  m (27- 67  m )
surface 16.37 km²
Residents 166,361 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Population density 10,163 inhabitants / km²
INSEE code 75116
Postcodes 75016, 75116
Website mairie16.paris.fr
16th arrondissement, Avenue Foch
The Singer-Polignac Foundation, Avenue Georges-Mandel

The 16th arrondissement (district), one of 20 Parisian arrondissements , is located on the right bank of the Seine . The district is also known as the Arrondissement Passy , after the name of the old parish that was incorporated into Paris in 1860.

Together with the 7th arrondissement and the suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine to the west, it forms the most expensive and wealthiest residential district in France. In addition, the quarters that border the Bois de Boulogne are also described as Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy , which comprises the uniform quarter between the arrondissement and the suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. In French usage, the 16th arrondissement is also used symbolically as a term for (bourgeois) elegance and wealth.


It borders the communes of Neuilly-sur-Seine and Boulogne-Billancourt . Its western part is the Bois de Boulogne , which takes up a little more than half of the area of ​​the arrondissement. The 16 ° is located opposite the Eiffel Tower . The Maison de Radio France , the Trocadéro , the Jardins du Trocadéro , the Rue de Passy , the Avenue Victor-Hugo , the Prinzenpark, the Rue d'Auteuil , the Avenue du Président Kennedy , the Boulevard Exelmans , the Rue Michel-Ange and the Rue Molitor are the most famous localities in the 16th arrondissement. It is considered to be the most beautiful district and one of the highest rental prices in Paris. The south of the arrondissement is a residential area. The town hall is on Avenue Henri-Martin . The Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris is also located in Passy . On the southern edge of the Bois de Boulogne is the Stade Roland Garros , where the French Open Grand Slam tournament takes place every year.

There are five state high schools in the arrondissement: Janson de Sailly , Jean-Baptiste Say , La Fontaine , Molière and Claude Bernard. Numerous prominent people are buried on the Cimetière de Passy . Because of its size, it is the only arrondissement of Paris that has two different postcodes .

The Avenues Henri-Martin and Georges-Mandel mark the border between the two areas. The 16th is divided equally into two constituencies, the 15th and 16th. They correspond to the division of the arrondissement into south and north and are currently represented by the MPs Claude Goasguen , UMP , President of the UMP City Council Group , and Bernard Debré ( UDF ). Both are former ministers - May to November 1995, under the Juppé I government and November 1994 to May 1995 under the Balladur government - and are running for the mayor of Paris for their party. From 1989 to 2008 Pierre-Christian Taittinger , Minister and Senator ret. D., Mayor of the Arrondissement.

In the Quartier de Chaillot on Rue Copernic there is also one of the oldest reform synagogues in France, the Synagogue on Rue Copernic , founded in 1907 . To this day, the community counts as the leading and most visible synagogue of French Reform Judaism. The synagogue was badly damaged twice in its history in a bombing raid in 1941 and in a Palestinian terrorist attack in 1980. The personalities associated with the synagogue include Arnold Schoenberg , who decided to return to Judaism here in 1933 , and Simone Veil .

Population density

In the 1999 census, 161,773 people lived on 791 hectares in the arrondissement, which means 20,452 inhabitants / km² (not counting Bois de Boulogne).

Famous addresses

In popular culture and the city’s memory, the following streets in particular are coveted:

In the rue Berton (formerly rue du Roc ) was the back exit of Balzac's property on rue Raynouard, via which the writer fled when his creditors came to grips with him.

Another coveted address in the 16th arrondissement has always been the extension of Rue Raynouard , Rue La Fontaine, in the old village of Auteuil . The writer Marcel Proust , among others, was born here.

The house with the no. 2 de in Rue Franqueville served as a backdrop in the film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie by Luis Buñuel . In the film, the private apartment of Ambassador Don Rafael ( Fernando Rey ) is located on the first floor directly above the wrought-iron front door.



See also: List of Monuments historiques in the 16th arrondissement (Paris)

Green spaces


  • Quartier d' Auteuil
  • Quartier de la Muette
  • Quartier de la Porte-Dauphine
  • Quartier de Chaillot

See also

Literary meaning

The Nestor Burma novel The Silent Gold of the Old Lady (French: Pas de bavards à la Muette ) by Léo Malet is set in the 16th arrondissement.

Web links

Commons : Paris 16e arrondissement  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Les 80 communes où se concentrent les plus hauts revenus . In: Capital.fr . August 22, 2013 ( capital.fr [accessed October 6, 2018]).
  2. Dans quelles communes paie-t-on le plus l'ISF? November 7, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2019 .
  3. ^ Abel Carballiño: PARIS, les arrondissements - FRANCOFOLIES de Abel Carballiño . In: FRANCOFOLIES de Abel Carballiño . ( over-blog.es [accessed October 6, 2018]).
  4. HISTOIRE & MÉMOIRE. Retrieved October 6, 2018 (French).
  5. Charlotte M. Cross, Russell A. Berman: Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg . Routledge, 2013, ISBN 978-1-135-65394-1 ( google.ch [accessed October 6, 2018]).