16th arrondissement of Paris
|16th arrondissement of Paris|
|French municipal arrondissement|
|• Mayor||Claude Goasguen|
|• Total||7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)|
|Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]|
|• Estimate (2005)||149,500|
|• Density||21,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)|
|^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).|
The 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, the capital city of France. It includes a concentration of museums between the Place du Trocadéro and the Place d'Iéna.
With its ornate 19th century buildings, large avenues, prestigious schools, museums and various parks, the arrondissement has long been known as one of French high society's favorite places of residence (comparable to New York's Upper East Side or London's Kensington and Chelsea) to such an extent that the phrase "le 16e" (French pronunciation: [lə sɛzjɛm]) has been associated with great wealth in French popular culture. Indeed, the 16th arrondissement is France's fourth richest district for average household income, following the 8th, 7th and 6th arrondissements; with the south of the 17th arrondissement and Neuilly-sur-Seine, they form the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France.
The 16th arrondissement hosts several large sporting venues, including: the Parc des Princes, which is the stadium where Paris Saint-Germain football club plays its home matches; Roland Garros Stadium, where the French Open tennis championships are held; and Stade Jean-Bouin, home to the Stade Français rugby union club. The Bois de Boulogne, the second-largest public park in Paris (behind only the Bois de Vincennes), is also located in this arrondissement.
The land area of this arrondissement is 16.305 km2 (6.295 sq mi or 4,029 acres), slightly more than half of which consists of the Bois de Boulogne park. Excluding the Bois de Boulogne, its land area is 7.846 km2 (3.029 sq mi or 1,939 acres). It is the largest arrondissement in Paris in terms of land area.
The 16th arrondissement population peaked in 1962, when it had 227,418 inhabitants. At the last census (1999), the population was 161,773. The 16th arrondissement contains a great deal of business activity; in 1999 it hosted 106,971 jobs.
The 16th arrondissement is commonly thought to be one of the richest parts of Paris (see Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy), and features some of the most expensive real estate in France including the famous Auteuil "villas", heirs to 19th century high society country houses, they are exclusive gated communities with huge houses surrounded by gardens, which is extremely rare in Paris. It is also the only arrondissement in Paris to be divided into two separate postal codes. The southern part of the arrondissement carries a postal code of 75016, while the northern part has the code of 75116.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km2)
|1962 (peak of population)||227,418||28,985|
Four Fortune Global 500 have their head offices in this arrondissement: PSA Peugeot Citroën, PPR, Lafarge, and Veolia. In addition Lagardère and Technip have their headquarters in this arrondissement.
Movie scenes filmed in the 16th arrondissement
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In one of the opening scenes of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, character Emilio Largo is seen arriving at F.I.R.C.O. ('The International Brotherhood for the Assistance of Stateless Persons'). This scene was shot on Avenue d'Eylau in the 16th arrondissement.
A notorious serial murder case, which generated an international media circus, centered in the 16th arrondissement during the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. The focal point of the case was French doctor Marcel Petiot, who in 1941 bought a house at 21 Rue le Sueur in "the heart of Paris's fashionable 16th arrondissement". On 11 March 1944, Petiot's neighbors complained to police of a foul stench in the area and of large amounts of smoke billowing from a chimney of the house. Fearing a chimney fire, the police summoned firemen, who entered the house and found a roaring fire in a coal stove in the basement. In the fire, and scattered in the basement, were human remains. Following an investigation, during which time Petiot attempted to evade capture, "the monster of rue Le Sueur" was ultimately arrested and went on trial on 19 March 1946, facing 135 criminal charges. He was convicted of 26 counts of murder and sentenced to death. On 25 May, Petiot was beheaded, after a stay of several days due to a problem in the release mechanism of the guillotine. 
Places of interest
- Parc des Princes
- Palais de Tokyo
- Lycée Janson de Sailly
- Maison de Radio France
- Maison de Balzac
- Fondation Le Corbusier
- Guimet Museum
- Jardin d'Acclimatation
- Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil
- Musée Arménien de France
- Musée d'Art Dentaire Pierre Fauchard
- Musée Baccarat
- Musée Clemenceau
- Musée de la Contrefaçon
- Musée d'Ennery
- Musée Galliera
- Musée Marmottan Monet
- Musée de Radio France
- New York University's distinguished Paris campus.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- International School of Paris
Main streets and squares
- Avenue Foch
- Place de l'Étoile and Arc de Triomphe (partial)
- Rue Nungesser et Coli, named after the disappeared aviators of the 1927 biplane L'Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird).
Lycée La Fontaine is located in the arrondissement.
- Excluding Bois de Boulogne
-  eyes of an American-born on the exclusive 16th
- the foremost Auteuil villas are: Villa Montmorency, Hameau Boileau, Villa de la Réunion and Villa Victorien Sardou; all of which are inhabited by some of France's wealthiest and most famous citizens including First Lady Carla Bruni (and President Nicolas Sarkozy) or multibillionaires Vincent Bolloré, Arnaud Lagardère, Dominique Desseigne and Alain Afflelou and famous singers Mylène Farmer and Sylvie Vartan
- "Contact." PSA Peugeot Citroën. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "Head office PSA Peugeot Citroën Paris Grande Armée 75, avenue de la Grande Armée 75116 PARIS"
- "Legal Notice." Veolia Environnement. Retrieved on 9 February 2011. "It is published by Veolia Environnement, a corporation with capital of €2,495,631,835 ; Paris Corporate & Trade Register No. 403 210 032, headquartered at 36/38 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris, France[...]"
- "Legal notices." Lagardère. Retrieved on 17 April 2011. "Address : Lagardère Ressources Human Relations and Communication Department 121, av de Malakoff 75216 Paris Cedex 16"
- "Access map." Technip. Retrieved on 26 December 2012. "89 avenue de la Grande Armée Paris 16"
- Who owns whom: Continental Europe, Volume 1. Dun & Bradstreet., 1990. 555. Retrieved from Google Books on 31 August 2011. "SA NATIONALE INDUSTRIELLE AÉROSPATIALE 372 1 . 3724 SA, 37 Boulevard de Montmorency, F-75016 Paris"
- "Offices and facilities." Aérospatiale. Retrieved on 31 August 2011. "HEADQUARTERS PARIS Aerospatiale 37, boulevard de Montmorency - 75781 Paris cedex 16 "
- King, David (2011). Death in the City of Light (1st ed.). New York: Crown. ISBN 0-307-45289-1.
- Durden-Smith, Jo (2004). 100 Most Infamous Criminals. New York: Metrobooks. ISBN 0-7607-4849-7.
- Newton, Michael. "Dr. Marcel Petiot". Crime Library.
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