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The 15th Arrondissement
The southwest Paris neighborhood known as le quinzième (the 15th) is the most populated arrondissement. Mostly residential, the area can’t boast prestigious landmarks like its immediate neighbors, however, many delicatessens and bistronomy chefs have chosen to settle here, making it a very attractive place for no-nonsense food lovers and gourmet seekers. There’s also some good shopping with the Beaugrenelle mall and Rue de Commerce and a spacious park which is great for family outings.

The Must-Sees Near Vaugirard

  • Tree-lined pathway along Paris island

    Take a stroll on a fall day on L’Ile aux Cygnes, an artificial island between the 15th and 16th arrondissements

  • The bridge from Inception in Paris, Pont Bir Hakeim

    Snap some photos of the Bir Hakeim bridge, made famous by the film Inception

  • Hot air balloon in Paris's Parc André Citroën

    Go up in the miniature hot air balloon at the Parc André Citroën for incredible views of Paris

  • Train tracks and walking path along the Petite Ceinture in Paris

    Go for a long walk along the Petite Ceinture, abandoned railroad tracks which have now been turned into a park

The Best Ways To Relax in the Neighborhood

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Map of Vaugirard

Discover the district with our bird’s-eye-view map
Map of Paris 15th arrondissement

The 15th Arrondissement runs from the banks of the Seine on the east to the Gare de Montparnasse on the west, nearly stretching up to the Champs de Mars and down to the southwestern limits of Paris.

Main metro stations in the Vaugirard neighborhood:

  • Bir-Hakeim (Line 6)
  • Commerce (Line 8)
  • La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle (Lines 6, 8, 10)
  • Porte de Versailles (Line 12)
Portrait of Urbansider Paris founder and blogger Guillaume.

Life in the Neighborhood

By Guillaume

“Living in the 15th has its perks. Of course, it’s not the liveliest of all Parisian districts and it’s not the trendiest area full of hype bars and innovative concept stores either. But because of the somewhat secluded location, the area has attracted many new generation chefs who have settled their bistronomy restaurants here.

Le Troquet, Le Beurre Noisette, l’Ardoise du XV, and Le Quinzième (de Cyril Lignac) are just a few that can be found in the corners of its residential streets.

We love to go and discover these nouvelle cuisine jewels, proposing no-nonsense traditional dishes at a very reasonable price. To top it all off with a bit of fresh air, we often take walks through the green spaces of the Parc André Citroën, or along the rails of the former south Petite Ceinture train line which has been beautifully converted into a so-called promenade plantée.”