9th Arrondissement

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9th Arrondissement
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The 9th arrondissement contains many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest, including the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann and its large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Along with the 2nd and 8th arrondissements, it hosts one of the business centers of Paris, located around the Opéra.
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,526 contributions
Oct 2019
This is another beautiful area of Paris, like so many others. We walked the streets, like Boulevard Haussmann, on many occasions and enjoyed our time, particularly around Palais Garnier which is one of the most stunning and glamorous buildings anywhere. If you want to do some serious shopping then visit Galeries Lafayette and the other large shopping store, Printemps.
Written September 19, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,886 contributions
Jul 2021
Big department stores, major train station, gorgeous theaters from the 19th Century, the big opera house, and lots and lots of restaurants, all good reasons to spend a lot of time in this fascinating part of town. Then wander over to the residential areas that were developed for theater people. Lots of hotels here.
Written September 9, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
Dec 2019
Paris 9th arrondissement starts just beneath the Montmartre hill, from Clichy blvd south. It is mostly a residential area, with lots of restaurants, theaters, shopping etc.
From the must see tourist sights I'd point out the fab Paris opera house (see that review).
Written January 25, 2020
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,021 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
The 9th Arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is one of 20 administration districts in Paris. Boundaries are Boulevard de Clichy and Boulevard de Rochechouart on the north and a series of streets on the south, including Boulevard des Capucines. Rue du Faubourg Poissonniere forms the eastern border, while Rue d'Amsterdam makes a major contribution to the western boundary. Though it holds myriad businesses, the 9th also has offerings for tourists.

I consider its piece de resistance to be the magnificent Palais Garnier -- for its appearance, not as an opera venue. I prefer to attend productions at Opera Bastille in the 12th because of that building's much better acoustics and sight lines. Because of its interior grandeur, however, the Garnier, is well worth entering for a self-guided or scheduled tour. And Place de l'Opera is a possible arrival point in the city. It is the terminus for the airport bus from CDG. Passengers can connect there with other transport to reach their final Paris destinations.

Major shopping possibilities exist near the Opera, from boutiques to huge department stores, such as Printemps and Galleries Lafayette. I like to go to GL to gawk at the interior of its stunning domed roof and to visit the basement, which is devoted to an incredible array of shoes. Its rooftop terrace also beckons with a lovely city view as does its wonderful gourmet-food floor. But be prepared for this store to be packed with tourists everywhere.

At least four minor museums stand in the district. I like Musee de la Vie Romantique (permanent collection free) at the foot of Montmarte Hill more for its seasonal garden tearoom than its Romantic Period works. Musee du Parfum (also free) demonstrates the production of perfume. On my most recent visit to the 9th, I went to Musee Gustave Moreau for the first time. It is dedicated to the works of this Symbolist painter, displayed in his former home. Finally, Musee Grevin, a wax museum, may appeal to some visitors. It can be accessed through Passage Jouffroy, one of two glass-roofed shopping galleries in the 9th. They went in during the 19th century.

Whatever arrondissement I'm in, I find it fun to just wander through the neighborhoods and get a feel for where the residents live. Books and on-line sources provide possibilities for such walks. My favorite in the 9th comes from "A Paris Walking Guide," published by Parigramme. It takes the reader through Nouvelle Athenes, a neighborhood that started to form in 1820, attracting poets, painters, writers and actors. The walk starts at Place Pigalle and ends near Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.

This church anchors the rue des Martyrs at the bottom of a hill. I lived short-term in an apartment at the top of this hill in the 18th, just above the 9th. I found the street to be typically Parisian with shops, hotels, patisseries, cafes, restaurants and apartment buildings. I try to return here on Sundays when I'm in Paris. The street gets blocked off then, becoming a pedestrian area, and all the shops remain open, creating a lively and welcoming area. For those who may like more information about rue des Martyrs before visiting, consider reading "The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs," by Elaine Sciolino, who lives in the 9th.
Written April 5, 2017
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jaynem861
Reading, UK30 contributions
Sep 2015
Took my husband to Paris for a birthday treat, after a lot of googling I decided to place us in the 9th arrondicement as it was close to The Sacra Coer and I had read that the Montmatre are is a lovely place to see. Wecwere not dissapointed. From the entrance of our hotel we looked up the hill and there in front of us was The Sacra Coer.. Wow. Once at the top and you can get a cable if you can't walk the steps...vyou have a view to die for looking out for miles over the City. At the back of The Sacra Coer you have winding cobbled streets which lead you to the Artist quarter in a cobbled square full of character and lovely eateries. This is where we had our fantastic Moules Marnaire and they were scrummy. Lovely little shops a hive of activity. We were close to a Metro line which we found very easy to use and for the next 3/4days it became our regular transport after buying a 3day pass at around €13... Very cheap for the amount of travel we did. I would recommend the 9th arrondicement and I know we will go back again as we had an amazing few days.
Written March 18, 2016
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valme
france5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
why go?
because its the center of Paris, a melting pot: at the same time popular, hipster, business, conventional, tourist,trendy, typical, residential young, old, poor, rich, cool, old fashioned, jewish, muslim, catholic...
I think this is Paris in all its colors
Written April 1, 2018
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,718 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Probably the busiest of arrondisements, it has the Opera House (Palais Garnier) and all surrounding areas, up to boulevard Haussmann and the 2 big department t stores, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. The square in front of the Opera House has there metro lines criss crossing, the 3,7 and 8, not to mention many more in the district. Stretches to Grands Boulevard and up to St. George area. It is a large area and with many sights, restaurants, bars, hotels, the office for hop on hop off busses and departing points.
Written January 9, 2018
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Yves G
Paris, France354 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
The 9th district of Paris is a fairly pleasant area to visit and live, although quite stressful. shopping and entertainment, it is a little less crowded than the Halles, it is a more mature and diverse population. luxury stores but with affordable prices, restaurants and theaters everywhere, its neighborhoods are still distinguished from each other.
Southern district, noisy and alive, and the territory of the Grands-Boulevards and the Opera Garnier. Beautiful architecture, courts and hidden streets and also many, many people at all hours. The north leads you to the famous Montmartre via Pigalle, more intimate, a little grungy and weird.
Written April 8, 2016
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia12,232 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
This is our third vist to this amazing city. We stayed in this lovely district as we wanted to be closer to everything, this area achived our requirements without getting to expensive. It is the paris we had always imagined, locals walking around with a baguette under there arm, or buying oyters at the local market, to us all very french. We so loved being part of this culture.
Written January 25, 2016
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,642 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Our Paris hotel was located not too far away, at all, from the heart of the 9th Arrondissement and so one after we were able to take a pleasant stroll up the Avenue d’ Opera, past the Garnier Opera House and into the retail heart of the area.
Within the major retail area we found major department stores such as the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, H.M.V. as well as many smaller retail outlets. As we walked further through the area we came across several notable churches including the Eglise de la Trinite.
The district also had a number of eateries of all styles ranging from fast food takeaway outlets, cafes and bars through to silver-service restaurants. There was also an abundance of bakeries and patisseries.
If you are in need of a bit of retail therapy, something to eat or drink or a bit religious reflection, then you are very well catered for in the 9th Arrondissement!
Written October 30, 2015
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