The 15th arrondissement in Paris
On the left bank of the Seine in south-west Paris, the 15th arrondissement is characterised by its numerous parks and green spaces, both natural and man-made, which has made the area a rather pleasant place, and perfect for city walks. There’s Parc André Citroën, with its modern architecture, but also the Jardin Atlantique, with its greenery flourishing on the tracks of Montparnasse Station. And don’t miss Parc George Brassens, where you’ll find its second-hand book market, plus children’s playgrounds and lawns and benches simply for relaxing.
You’ll also find distinctive green spaces with great walking routes such as the Allée des Cygnes (Swan Path) on an artificial island created on the Seine at the beginning of the 19th century. Accessible only to pedestrians and site of the famed miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty, it stretches a kilometre up to the feet of the Eiffel Tower. The ruins of the Petite Ceinture railway that once circled the capital are also home to numerous quaint spots that have been transformed into public parks.
As well as green spaces, the 15th arrondissement has the famed Musée Pasteur, a museum offering a scientific tour in the footsteps of the genius Louis Pasteur, as well as a visit to the crypt where he and his wife lie in rest. If you love sculpture, you’ll love the Musée Bourdelle. Finally, the Beaugrenelle shopping centre, with its 45000 m² of commercial and leisure space, is the place for retail therapy! Ideally located close to the Eiffel Tower, the Jardin du Luxembourg and other places of interests in Paris, the 15th arrondissement is linked to the rest of the capital by numerous metro and bus lines.