The city of Paris is divided into neighborhoods called arrondissements. The arrangement begins at 1st Arr. in the center of the city where the Louvre is and then spirals out in a shell pattern totaling 20.
My favorite arrondissement has to be the 16th. Starting at a part of the Arc de Triomphe, and heading down to Rue de la Pompe where there are so many wonderful little cafes and shops! Place de Mexico (yes, Mexico in Paris!) has a few lovely cafes to sit in and watch the Parisians walk by. One of my favorite restaurants is La place Longchamp. I’ve shared many bottles of wine with people I adore while enjoying the most delicious dinners at their tables. The restaurants are superb, so many options for dining. One evening I had the most delicious meal at a restaurant called Le Librarie. I was literally seated in a library, and the menu was handed to me in a book. When it came time for my bill, that was inserted into a book as well, just like a bookmark. The desserts were the sweetest. I enjoyed a pistachio Il Flottante.
Foundation Louis Vuitton can be found in the 16th, in the Parc de Bagatelle. This park is one of the largest in Paris – larger than Central Park in New York City. The Foundation LV has a wonderful museum there, where you can explore amazing objects of art belonging to LVMH. And the rooftop view must not be missed! There is a lovely restaurant called Le Frank on the ground floor that has a wonderful bar.
Shopping on Rue de la Pompe in all of the contemporary boutiques is like strolling the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There is a beautiful boutique on every corner! One of my favorite places to shop in is called La Martine. A little book shop that has so much more! I can always find gifts to bring back with me here.
I’ve stayed many times in the 16th. Le Dolkhan’s is there, with its fashionable Louis Vuitton elevator, and the B&B, Hotel Villa Glamour. The Paris Capitale has a lovely afternoon tea, and who wouldn’t want to spend a night at Le Metropolitan in the room that is instagram famous, with the oval window looking straight at the Eiffel Tower!
What is your favorite Arrondissement in Paris?