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Boulevard Garibaldi, where the hotel Baldi is located

Located in Paris’ 15th arrondissement, Boulevard Garibaldi is named after the Italian general who helped the French beat the Prussians in 1870. During that year, the provisional government put in place after the capture of Napoleon III after his defeat at Sedan received a message from Garibaldi, who offered all his support to a nation he declared to love with all his heart. From Marseille, the Garibaldian armies went to Dijon, where they defeated Prussian troops in January 1871.

A few days later came the armistice, while in February of that year, Garibaldi was elected as a deputy, a position he refused before retiring from French political life. A short way from Les Invalides, home of the Musée de l’Armée and Ecole Militaire, part of the Boulevard de Grenelle in the north of the 15th arrondissement was renamed Boulevard Garibaldi as a posthumous tribute to the general. With Rue de la Croix Nivert on the east side and Avenue de Breteuil on its west, the present-day Boulevard Garibaldi spans 700 metres. In particular, you’ll find Hotel Baldi, whose name resembles that of Giuseppe Garibaldi.

The 15th arrondissement

The 15th arrondissement, located next the 7th and 14th, is one of the largest in Paris. It is made up of four districts - Grenelle, Necker, Saint-Lambert and Javel. It’s also one of the arrondissements with the most squares and parks, including Square Saint-Lambert, home to the 15th arrondissement town hall, Parc André Citroën and Parc George Brassens.

Montparnasse Station

Straddling the 14th and 15th arrondissements, Montparnasse is one of the largest railway stations in Paris. The current station, built in the 1960s alongside Montparnasse Tower, features the Jardin Atlantique park plus imposing concrete architecture. The station, which historically connected Paris and Brittany, now serves much of western France, from Lower Normandy in the North to the Pyrénées in the South, and onto Spain.


The headquarters of UNESCO is one the most emblematic 1950s buildings in Paris. Created by architects Marcel Breuer and Bernard Zehrfuss, it occupies one of the two angles of Place de Fontenoy, located across from the Ecole Militaire. Inaugurated in 1958, it is the most international building in Paris. It has an impressive collection of original artwork from world artists such as Giacometti, Calder, Picasso, Moore and Miró.


The Beaugrenelle district is a dynamic area, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, the Motte-Picquet and the charming Rue du Commerce. Recently built and ultra-modern, the Beaugrenelle shopping centre has lots of brands on offer. It's the perfect place to take a stroll or hit the shops. 


The Place du Trocadéro offers one of the greatest views in Paris. Its vista over the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars is the stuff of dreams. Located on the former Chaillot hill, where Queen Marie De’ Medici had a country house built in 1583, the square at the foot of the gardens at Trocadéro is not to be missed.