8th Eighth arrondissement Paris

Rent Rating : *****
District Type : Residential Business Commercial Tourist
Tourism : High
Apartments : Modern Traditional
Population : Affluent
Transport : Excellent
Official Site of the Eighth (8th) Arrondissement

Ambiance
The eighth arrondissement has four distinct flavours. The triangle d’or (golden triangle, which is the area between the famous Champs Elysées and the Seine), The Champs Elysées itself and it’s immediate northern streets, the Monceau and St Augustin district and that of St Lazare.

The golden triangle is the most prestigious area with the famous George V hotel, the Grand and Petit Palais, and the boutiques of some of the chicest designer names. The Champs Elysées is a hive of tourism with its cafés, bars and galleries of boutiques, as are the smaller streets along its northern side.

Monceau is one of Paris’ most ornate parks and the area is much more residential and calm but as you head east, toward the area around St Lazare station, it becomes slightly more ‘populaire’ as it leads to some of the better know Parisian department stores and the busy station.

Apartments
Apartments vary considerably depending on the district. The more bourgeoisie and grandiose can be found in the triangle d’or, however, rents come at a premium especially in the Francois 1ere area which is the only calm pocket.

The Champs Elysées district offers various styles of apartments but the traffic, tourism and narrow streets in this elite business area can give a slight sense of claustrophobia.

Haussmann architecture around Monceau, as well as the larger tree lined avenues, provides the feeling of a quieter life. Apartments are on the larger side and slightly less expensive than the southern areas.

Towards the east, in the Europe and Madeleine districts, apartments are still prestigious with a life somewhat busier feel.

Eighth Arrondissement - Useful Addresses

Mairie - 8th Arrondissement
3 rue de Lisbonne
75383 PARIS CEDEX 08
Tél : 01.44.90.75.08
Fax : 01.44.90.75.99