Paris/7th arrondissement

The 7th arrondissement is perhaps the most expensive area to live in Paris. The Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous tourist sites in the world, is here, as well as many government buildings (ministries, the National Assembly and so on). Many dignitaries and VIPs populate this arrondissement.

Eiffel Tower panorama from the west

Get in

By Métro/RER

By boat

See

Map of the 7th Arrondissement

Landmarks

Eiffel Tower Light Show

From dusk till 02:00 there is a light show for ten minutes on the hour.

Museums and Galleries

The Musée de l'Armée is housed in the Invalides complex

Other attractions

Do

Buy

The École militaire, viewed from part of the expanse of the Champs de Mars, the much-loved park that spans the distance to the Eiffel Tower; behind and to the left of the École militaire is the Tour de Montparnasse

Eat

Expect high prices at cafés and restaurants.

Budget

Mid-Range

Splurge

Drink

Statue of the Gate of Hell in the garden of the Musée Rodin

Sleep

Budget

Mid-Range

Splurge

Stay safe

The Eiffel Tower is a well-known hotspot for pickpockets, to the extent that warnings are regularly read over the tannoy system on the observation platforms reminding tourists to keep a hold of their belongings. The bottom of the tower and the lifts also have many reports of such activity. You must never be complacent about the chances of having your items stolen, as thieves will usually operate in a manner that leaves the victim with no idea that they have lost their possessions until it is too late. Keep all valuables close and bags sealed, as in any tourist destination.


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