9th Arrondissement
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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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, AZ11,683 contributions
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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, UK28 contributions
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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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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
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Jan 2020
The highlight of this area, is probably the Opera Garnier, however it has so much more to offer, with roads/attractions less travelled.

Galeries Lafayette - done up in magical pink tones for Christmas and with a stunning Christmas tree reaching up towards the glass dome - it was truly glorious. We oohed and aahed all the designer bags and bling and slowly but surely made our way up to the 6th floor and out onto the incredible open air terrace. The views were outstanding - Sacre Coeur and Montmartre in one direction, the Eiffel Tower in the other and below us. A place to visit even if shopping is not your thing.

Musee de la Vie Romantique / Museum of the Romantic Life, tucked into the base of Montmartre. With our newly acquired ‘transport strike’ fitness regime it was a grand jaunt there one way and back another and for a free museum featuring by and large the possessions and art of the owner of the posh house - very interesting.

The picturesque McDonalds (of all things). Generally we don’t usually eat there and so pay very little attention to them, but this was one out of the box. We read up on this particular branch of the Golden Arches and found it’s the busiest in Paris with 2000 customers per day. The building itself is over 120 years old, in fact an old brewery. McDonalds had a bad trot when it first came to Paris, bad franchisees being the biggest bug bear and when they closed the lot of them down, there was a period of around a year when there were no Golden Arches in the city at all. Apparently, the branch on St Lazare, used to be accessed via the same door as a porn shop. When McDonalds took on the renovation/modernisation of this branch, it actually took two and half months - instead of their usual 4-5 days of closure. On the facade of the elaborate Alsatian, half timbered building it is Gambrinus with a golden crown (the king of beer) who is raising his mug - rather than red-haired Ronald. There is a stork perched on the chimney (unusual, even for Paris). The bill for the restoration was substantial as art restorers were called in - in fact specialists approved by the architects of buildings in France (ABF). Why? Well the roof, the facade and the three rooms on the ground floor are all listed historic monuments. As a for instance, the restorers for the facade had to gently scrape 9 layers of paint of the figure of Gambrinus to reach the original layer and restore the colours to those of the original construction period. The mosaic in the original floor, ‘To the glory of the King of Beer’ created even more difficulties as tiles of the size and colour are not longer made and 6000 tiles had to be custom made and matched to the original tones in order to fit out the restaurant floor and that of the new lift for the disabled. This job was entrusted to one of the last French mosaic factories - the Emaux de Briare. We went and actually and had a beer (Can’t say that’s possible in most Micky Ds around the world!)

Things todo :
Gare St Lazare, even if you are not taking a train, with its beautiful facade it is so worth a good look around.
Fragonard Musée du Parfum, a gentle background hum, of exotic perfume pervades the premises.
Eglise de la Sainte Trinite, Lavishly adorned 19th-century church
Palais Garnier, The opulence of this opera house never ceases to impress.
Square Edouard VII, architecturally beautiful
Rue des Martyrs, shopping
Written March 31, 2020
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valme
france5 contributions
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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, Thailand5,930 contributions
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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, France332 contributions
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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, Australia20,866 contributions
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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, Australia3,629 contributions
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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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TMTLTBMG
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK786 contributions
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Aug 2014 • Friends
Paris has twenty arrondissements (administrative boroughs) which are known by their numbers and start with the 1st Arrondissement, at the centre of the city. 

The 9th arrondissement is a lively part of the city and we enjoyed strolling down the Boulevard de Clichy, where the pedestrianised central reservation was bustling with both tourists and locals. It wasn't particularly well lit and on a couple of occasions my friends and I were mindful of the people around us. I suspect that any city in the world has opportunist thieves. Aside from those moments, the tree lined walk way with its many benches, made for a nice stroll down to the Moulin Rouge on an August evening. We visited in August 2014.

In the southern part of the 9th arrondissement you will find large department stores; Printemps and Galeries Lafayette both are great for shopping. I love the Galeries Lafayette for lunch as the rooftop view across Paris is fantastic and the food is fine too. A rooftop dining experience in Paris for department store prices should not be missed!
Written July 6, 2015
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