Around the Eiffel Tower, on the Left Bank of the Seine, the very elegant 7th is fighting with his neighbor the 6th, the most expensive district square in Paris. Less flashy than the 8th, the 7th is home to many official buildings and quiet residential streets. Its inhabitants appreciate the beauty of the monuments and its wide open spaces.
Despite the hordes of tourists who invade the Champ-de-Mars every day to admire the Eiffel Tower and the people who work in the various ministries, institutions and embassies, the 7th maintains a very peaceful atmosphere. The beautiful bourgeois buildings, the trees and the neat urban furniture give an impression of elegance to which the local residents are very attached. The shops are few but quality, as in the top of the street of Babylon. The boulevard Raspail and rue du Bac, to the east of the district, are among the liveliest, with many shops and breweries. However, the inhabitants of the 7th mostly have their habits at the famous department store Bon Marché, rue de Sèvres, dating from the Second Empire. These inhabitants also benefit from the important cultural offer, with the Musée d'Orsay dedicated to the Impressionists and located in the old station on the Quai d'Orsay, the Rodin museum, rue de Varenne, and the musée du Quai Branly, at bold architecture.
More discreet than some neighboring districts, the 7th nevertheless provokes an interest that does not fade, as proves the prices of real estate, always very high. The sober beauty of its avenues, the beautiful perspectives of its streets and green spaces, make it a particularly famous and much sought-after neighborhood.