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All about the 8th Arrondissement

Paris 8th arrondissement

The epicenter of luxury shopping, 5-star hotels, 3-star Michelin restaurants and glamorous clubs, the 8th is the flashy side of Paris.

While most of the bling and glitter stays within the golden triangle – bordered by three stations, Étoile, Concorde, and Pont l’Alma – throughout the rest of the 8th one finds neighborhoods with a more urban feel and every-day shops and markets. The area around Parc Monceau is especially sought-after as it is calm, residential, and consistently beautiful buildings. 

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, and centered on the Champs-Élysées, the 8th arrondissement is one of Paris’s main business districts, together with the 1st, 9th, 16th and 17th arrondissement.

QUARTIERS: champs-elyseesfaubourg-du-roulemadeleineeurope

The golden triangle of Etoile-Concorde-Alma has gone platinum. A luxury apartment on avenue Montaigne can sell for top prices, and on neighboring streets prices are not far behind.  Avenues Hoche and Friedland, are an area that particularly attracts foreign buyers in addition to Paris residents.  Apartments larger than 200m² are plentiful in this historically wealthy district and so are rather reasonable prices.

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Land area Population
(2005 estimate)
Price per square meter in EUROS
(prices vary based on size and condition)
Champs-Elysées Faubourg-du-Roule Madeleine Europe
3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi) 38,700 11,144 – 24,991 10,180 – 15,068 9,841 – 26,784 9,027 – 14,232



Musée Jaquemart André: An elaborate 19th century mansion beatifully decorated with antiques and carefully chosen temporary exhibits. Come for the museum, stay for lunch in the tea room.


Marché Biologique, blvd Batignolles: From the first sugar peas of the season to sublime pink peonies and organic antipasti from Sardinia, this organic market has a selection of the best products and a convivial ambiance. 


Jardin de la Vallée Suisse: A path of stone steps leads to the “Swiss Valley”, a paradise lost of wild, overgrown vegetation. A footbridge and small pond and an abundance of plants, flowers and trees round out this unusual and welcome surprise. 


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