Organize your holidays in the 8th district of Paris
Paris 8: a chic area
The 8th district of Paris was during the Middle Ages, a place for growing vegetables before being transformed into a chic area.
In the early 17th century, the Champs Elysees route was built by the famous architect Le Nôtre. In the 18th century, the upper class and aristocracy built sumptuous mansions in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the avenues bordering the Parc Monceau.
Today, the 8th district of Paris is the most visited district of Paris with its famous monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, the Theatre des Champs-Elysées and the hotel Georges V.
One of the most known Paris' Emblems
Ideally located in the heart of Paris, the 8th district gathers a large number of emblematic monuments of the French capital.
Among them, the Grand and Petit Palais, Arc de Triomphe, the Obelisk of the Place de la Concorde, Pont Alexandre III and the magnificent Champs-Elysees avenue, lined with "trendy" shops and luxury brands.
Staying in the eighth arrondissement is ideal for visiting Paris, especially as public transport (metro, bus, tram, train) are widely present to facilitate travel, with, among others, the stations Charles de Gaulle Etoile, Concorde Madeleine or Place de Clichy.
In addition, Paris 8 has a train station, one of the oldest and the second most popular of Paris, the Saint-Lazare station. You can find our article on the old train stations in Paris on this.
Side museums, the eighth arrondissement is not left out, with the Jacquemart-André Museum and the Cernuschi museum presents collections of Asian art. The area is also full of theaters, like the famous Lido and the equally famous Crazy Horse Saloon.
For entertainment, residents of the 8th arrondissement have an easy access to many cinemas and theaters including the Theatre Marigny located in the Champs-Elysées gardens. Along the Seine River, the Grand Palace offers meanwhile, multiple exposures, but also concerts and sporting events while at the Petit Palais, you can see collections of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. Do not miss the night walk on the Champs-Elysées to enjoy its illuminations.