Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the relatively quiet 17th arrondissement is comprised mostly of office and residential areas, though some interesting shops and restaurants can be found around avenue de Clichy. Le Palais de Congrès, a large convention center and concert venue, is located in the 17th arrondissement.
Metro stops: The most commonly used metro stops in the 17th arrondissement are Porte de Clichy, Guy Môquet, Brochant, and Villiers.
What to do in Paris’s 17th Arrondissement
There are plenty of parks and green spaces in which to take a stroll in the 17th. After you’ve gotten some fresh air, head to the Jean-Jacques Henner Museum to see world-class art.
Parc Clichy-Batignolles – Martin Luther King
The newest green space in the 17th arrondissement is Parc Clichy-Batignolles – Martin Luther King . This unique park covers 10.8 hectares . It is located in the Batignolles and Épinettes districts. State-of-the-art recreational facilities include a large skate park, basketball courts and children’s park.
Cité des Fleurs
Cité des Fleurs is a small, extremely charming village in the Épinettes district. The area dates back to 1847, and features small houses and gardens alongside narrow streets. It’s a lovely place to take a walk on a sunny afternoon.
Square des Épinettes
Square des Épinettes is a public garden located in the Épinettes district. Sculptures of Maria Deraismes, a feminist, and Jean LeClaire, an entrepreneur, honor two famous residents of Épinettes.
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner
Located in a 19th century mansion, the Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner is dedicated to the works of the Alsatian painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905). The collection includes over 1,000 sketches, paintings, documents, and objects that belonged to Henner. Open everyday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm, closed on Mondays.
43 avenue de Villiers
Where to shop in Paris’s 17th Arrondissement
The area surrounding Avenue Clichy is one of the best shopping areas in Paris. There are also a variety of interesting shops located throughout the 17th arrondissement. Some of the most notable include:
Guerrisol is a popular friperie (second-hand shop) known for its huge selection and excellent prices. So, whether you’re on the hunt for an army jacket or a sequined evening gown, you’re sure to find something there to suit your fancy. Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 7:30pm
19, 29 & 31 avenue de Clichy
Meilleurs Vins Bios
A well-known organic wine shop, Meilleurs Vins Bio is a great place to shop for wine in all price points. Sommeliers are always on hand to help you make the right decision for you. Free tastings on Thursdays from 7-9pm give budding oenophiles a chance to taste some of the best organic wines from France and beyond (Chili, Spain, Italy, etc.).
183 rue Legendre
Metro: Guy Môquet
Marché des Batignolles
A popular covered market, Marché des Batignolles is the place to go for organic produce, artisanal breads, fresh fish and high-quality meat. Hours: Tue-Sat 8:30am-1:30pm, 4pm-7:30pm
Rue Lemercier at Rue des Moines
Metro: Place de Clichy
Written by Jen Westmoreland Bouchard for EuropeUpClose.com