Information about the 9th arrondissement of Paris:
The 9th arrondissement (IXe arrondissement), located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It contains many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest, including the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann and its large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Along with the 2nd and 8th arrondissements, it hosts one of the business centers of Paris, located around the Opera.
The 9th arrondissement of Paris is a diverse, “in between” section of the French capital. The Grands Boulevards area of shopping throughfares and flagship department stores (as well as the original Opera – hence the common name for the district) is to be found in the southern part of the arrondissement (shared with the 2nd and the 8th). By way of contrast, the fading red-light and cheap shopping district of Pigalle is in the north of the 9th, closely adjoining Montmartre on the hill above in the 18th. In between the two, relatively-speaking, lies a traveller’s no-man’s-land / terra incognita – though the streets around St Lazare used to be the Impressionists stronghold in Paris.
Places of interest
- Paris Olympia
- Folies Bergeres
- Fondation Dosne Thiers
- Hotel Drouot (auction house)
- Opera Garnier (“Paris Opera”)
- Galeries Lafayette (flagship store)
- Au Printemps (Printemps department store)
- Musee Grevin
- Musee Gustave Moreau
- Musee du Parfum
- Musee de la Vie Romantique (Text Source: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia)