Things to do in the 15th arrondissement of Paris
The 15th arrondissement is the largest neighbourhood in Paris yet, despite its size, it is relatively unexplored. Loved by Parisian families, the area has a quiet reputation, and many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Find the best things to do in the 15th arrondissement here
One of the perks of venturing out of Paris’s main neighbourhoods is the different view you get of the city. There are countless photos of the Eiffel Tower, taken from the most popular spots, so why not head a little further out to get an alternative view? Pont Mirabeau offers a lovely angle of the iconic monument and, as well as the view, you can enjoy a beautiful walk along the river Seine.
Pont Mirabeau, 75015 Paris
Parc André Citroën
This modern Parisian park is a popular place to revel in contemporary landscape architecture. It is made up of six distinct gardens and has a futuristic feel. Visitors can discover interesting flowers and plants, or simply relax on the grass during the summer months. The park is perhaps best known for its huge tethered helium balloon that can take guests up for amazing panoramic views of the city.
Parc André Citroën, 75015 Paris
A pupil of Rodin and one of the artists who designed the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Antoine Bourdelle is one of France’s greatest sculptors. The museum invites guests to wander through the artist’s apartment and studios, which were also used by Jules Dalou and Marc Chagall. Visitors can explore unique exhibition areas, along with the welcoming gardens that are a peaceful haven in the Montparnasse area.
Musée Bourdelle, 16-18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris, +33 (0)1 4954 7373
While Parc Georges-Brassens may not be the most famous park in Paris, its beautiful trees, magnificent statues and winding river make it a popular place with locals. The park contains many unique features, including its own beehives. The honey is sold on-site once a month and would make a perfect souvenir of your time in the 15th arrondissement.
Parc Georges-Brassens, 75015 Paris
For some of the best shopping in the 15th arrondissement, head to the Beaugrenelle shopping centre. International brands such as Marks & Spencer, Zara and H&M can be found here, alongside top Parisian fashion labels, including Zadig & Voltaire and Claudie Pierlot. The complex also has restaurants and a cinema, so it is a great place to spend an afternoon.
Beaugrenelle, 12 rue Linois, 75015 Paris, +33 (0)1 5395 2400
Rue de Vaugirard
Rue de Vaugirard is the longest street in Paris, stretching through both the 6th and 15th arrondissements. Whether you start in the heart of Paris and walk outwards, towards the 15th arrondissement, or start on the outskirts and walk to the centre, a stroll along this historic thoroughfare is a great way to discover some of Paris’s iconic sights, quaint apartment blocks and hidden local gems.
Paris is famous for its markets; there is at least one in practically every arrondissement, and a market can say a lot about the neighbourhood. The Marché Convention showcases French culinary tradition, selling classic French produce such as cheese, pastries and a wonderful selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Marché Convention, rue Convention, 75015 Paris