Discover the 9th arrondissement of Paris

Discover the 9th arrondissement of Paris

January 31st, 2023

The 9th district of Paris always amazes with its contrasts. On one side, the Haussmann boulevards relate the past of the center of the capital. On the other side, the district of Pigalle wants to be liberated and modern. So let’s go to meet Paris 9, a district that is at the same time family, cultural, festive, commercial and touristic.

Culture in the heart of the 9th arrondissement of Paris

Paris 9 may be the smallest arrondissement in Paris, but it is nonetheless one unmissable tourist site, both its monuments and its history have enlivened the capital. We then find there cultural sites not to be missed during your stay in Paris.

  • The Palace garnish : built in 1875, the Opéra Garnier is the place for all the lyrical and choreographic festivities. It is here that the national ballet of the Opéra Garnier, one of the oldest classical dance companies in the world, organizes its performances. If you have the chance to visit the Palais Garnier and its opera, take the time to admire the sublime ceiling decorated with paintings by Marc Chagall;
  • The romantic life museum : in the district of New Athens, this museum was previously the house of the painter Ary Scheffer. Today, his works can be found there, and the first floor of the residence is entirely dedicated to the author Georges Sand;
  • The Gustave Moreau museum : in a more confidential setting, this small museum guides you in the footsteps of this Symbolist painter, in his workshops set up in his apartment;
  • The Grevin museum : is it still necessary to present the famous wax museum? Go to Boulevard Montmartre to meet the wax statues of personalities who have made, or are still making, the history of France and the world;
  • The Freemasonry museum : installed in the rue Cadet, this museum relates the history of the old brotherhood of the Grand Orient.

The 9th arrondissement of Paris also surprises with its many religious buildings, such as the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, the Church of Saint-Louis d’Antin, the Church of Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile, the Lutheran Church of the Redemption , or the Great Synagogue of Paris.

The 9th arrondissement: the temple of shopping in Paris

All shopping and fashion lovers know that the 9th arrondissement of Paris is the essential destination for indulging yourself. And for good reason, it is in this Parisian district that we find the Department Stores. Meet at boulevard Haussmann to make the windows of Parisian institutions: the Spring Haussmann and the Galeries Lafayette. Luxury, fashion and beauty come together here to offer you unforgettable shopping sessions. But don’t stop at these two big names in French shopping, and also take advantage of the shops in the shopping mall of passage Jouffroy, passage du Havre, and passage Verdeau.

For a less luxurious shopping experience, head to the various shopping districts of the borough.

  • The Blanche-Trinité neighborhood and its original shops;
  • The Faubourg-Montmartre and its animation;
  • The rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and its specialized shops;
  • The martyrs Street, a flagship location in the South Pigalle district (SoPi), with its trendy boutiques, restaurants and craft shops;
  • The Saint-Georges district and rue Cadet, with their food shops and convenience stores;
  • The Blanche Pigalle district and its Antwerp market;
  • The Rochechouart district and its clothing boutiques, and in particular its wedding boutiques.

Have fun and party in the 9th arrondissement of Paris

If you are not tired, after a great day of sightseeing, come experience the “Paris by night” in a 9th arrondissement that never seems to sleep. In the evening, the shops and monuments give way to performance halls and festive bars.

  • The Boulevard des Capucines : the boulevard is best known for the Olympia Hall, which has received the greatest artists in the world (Edith Piaf, the Rolling Stones, Jacques Brel…), but also for the Edouard VII theater and the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet. The latter is classified as a historic monument and its Italian-style decoration makes it one of the most beautiful theaters in the capital;
  • The Grands Boulevards and the Faubourg-Montmartre: party places par excellence, they are full of cinemas, restaurants and theatres. Among them, the novelty theater offers comedies and vaudevilles, while Folies Bergeres are known for their musical performances;
  • The Saint-Georges district : this district of the 9th arrondissement is best known for its theaters. There we find theSt. George’s Theater, the Petite Loge theatre, the La Bruyère theatre, the Magic Den, the Internation Visual Theatre…;
  • The Blanche Pigalle district : if you liked this district during the day, it will amaze you at night and takes on a completely different face, where the Fontaine theater, the Carrousel de Paris, the cabarets and the Nouvelle Eve ensure you have an unforgettable evening;
  • The martyrs Street: don’t miss the festive atmosphere of the SoPi district at night, with its cabarets, its lively bars, and its concert halls that will make you experience the typical Parisian nightlife.

But the dynamic and festive places are even more numerous, and you will find something to have fun at casino of Paris, this legendary Parisian music hall where many artists parade (singers, magicians, comedians…). And if you like musicals, the Mogador theater will put stars in your eyes.You plan to stay in Paris for a short or long stay ? Book your room at the Cadet Residence, and take advantage of its ideal location for discover the 9th arrondissement of Paris, Day and night.

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