17th arrondissement of Paris

17th arrondissement of Paris
French municipal arrondissement

The clock tower of the Church of Saint Michel des Batignolles

Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
  Mayor Brigitte Kuster
  Total 5.67 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
  Total 160,860
  Estimate (2005) 160,300
  Density 28,000/km2 (73,000/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).

The 17th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.


The land area of this arrondissement is 5.669 km2 (2.189 sq. miles, or 1,401 acres).

Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, this arrondissement is divided in 4 administrative districts: Ternes and Monceau in the southwestern part, two upper-class districts which are more Haussmannian in style; in the middle of the arrondissement, the Batignolles district, an area mostly occupied by young families or couples, with a marked gentrification process; in the northeastern part, the Épinettes district, a former industrial district gone residential, which is mainly middle class and also experiencing a less advanced gentrification process.[1][2]

The town hall of the 17th arrondissement is on Rue des Batignolles. It is the only town hall of Paris to be located in a modern building. The original building was torn down in 1971 to make room for the current edifice.[3] The 17th arrondissement also hosts the Palais des Congrès of Paris, which is a large exhibition center with an associated high-rise hotel, the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, the largest in the city.


Statue in the Square des Épinettes

The peak population of Paris's 17th arrondissement was reached in 1954, when it had 231,987 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains dense in population and business activity, with 160,860 inhabitants and 92,267 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).

Historical population

(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km2)
1872 101,804 17,955
1954 (peak of population) 231,987 40,922
1962 227,687 40,164
1968 210,299 37,096
1975 186,293 32,862
1982 169,513 29,902
1990 161,935 28,565
1999 160,860 28,375
2009 168,454 29,710


Place of birth of residents of the 17th arrondissement in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
77.7% 22.3%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
1.1% 4.6% 5.1% 11.5%
1This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
2An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.


The southwestern part of the arrondissement is very dense in offices, mostly for services. Several big companies have their headquarters there.

The head office of Dailymotion is located in the Immeuble Horizons 17.[4][5] When it existed, Gaz de France had its head office in the 17th arrondissement.[6]

Batignolles and Épinettes, two former industrial areas, are now mostly residential. The area around the avenue de Clichy, shared with the 8th, 9th and 18th arrondissement of Paris, is occupied by a lot of shops. This is the third biggest avenue of Paris in terms of sales.


Places of interest

20 arrondissements
of Paris
17th 18th 19th
  8th 9th 10th 11th 20th
16th 2nd 3rd
1st 4th 12th
River Seine
  7th 6th 5th 13th
15th 14th


The Swedish school Svenska Skolan Paris is in the arrondissement.[7]


  1. " Sur la piste des bonnes affaires ", Le Figaro, 20 October 2010
  2. Les Epinettes, conservatoire d'architecture
  3. http://www.mairie17.paris.fr/mairie17/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page_id=7
  4. Giusti, Nathalie. "Inauguration du 140 boulevard Malesherbes" (Archive). Le Nouvel Observateur. 27 July 2012. Retrieved on 24 May 2014.
  5. "About" (Archive). Dailymotion. Retrieved on 24 May 2014.
  6. "Appendix 3a ACCORD DE CONFIDENTIALITÉ." Request for proposals for regasification capacity subscriptions Montoir de Bretagne terminal expansion project. Gaz de France. December 2006. 14/20. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "Gaz de France, société anonyme dont le siège social est sis 23 rue Philibert Delorme à Paris 17ème,"
  7. French home page. Svenska Skolan Paris. Retrieved on 20 October 2015. "9 rue Médéric 75017 Paris France"

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