Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Invalides
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD . . .
This district has long been a favorite of expats and corporate executives from the U.S. and the U.K. Its real estate prices have topped the charts for several years, battling for supremacy with the 6th arrondissement and well ahead of the one-time leaders, the 8th and 16th. What’s not to like about the tony Seventh? It is home to the Eiffel Tower and the expansive Champs de Mars, the National Assembly and the Hôtel des Invalides – the museum and church where Napoleon is buried. UNESCO’s headquarters is in the district and many embassies are located along its broad tree-lined avenues. The Seventh hosts three of the city’s most important museums, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Rodin and the Musée du Quai Branly, which specializes in the art of Africa, Asia and Oceania. It is also home to Sciences Po, the prestigious school of social sciences and international relations. If you need spiritual reinforcement during your trip, you can attend the American Church in Paris, an interdenominational church founded in 1931. As would be expected, the Seventh is home to many of Paris’ top-rated restaurants and name-brand stores. It’s the Left Bank without the bohemian edge.