Chaillot Quarter is only a village and was not included in Paris until the 1800s. Since then, Chaillot Quarter has become one of the most important parts of Paris and the most visited. It is an elegant part of the city with numerous luxurious and big mansions.
Chaillot Quarter is in the central area of Paris. If you are staying in one of the hotels in this area, you can access many interesting areas such as the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, the Avenue Montaigne and many others. The Avenue Montaigne can be especially interesting if you are a shopaholic because the fashion shops are located here. The famous designers such as Dior, Cartiwer and YSL have shops in this area.
Moreover, Chaillot Quarter is easily accessible because of the variety of transportation options that is available for you. This area can be reached by bus, subway, car, taxi, and the best way, which is walking. Walking around the area will be ideal because you will see the important spots along the way.
What to Visit in Chaillot Quarter
The most famous tourist spots in Paris are within reach of Chaillot Quarter such as the Arch of Triumph, the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower. Sometimes the beauty and elegance of Chaillot Quarter is totally overlooked because of these tourist spots.
However, don’t forget to see the nice palaces behind them. Palais Chaillot consists of two buildings that make a curve towards the Seine River. From this place, you can have a wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower, the Parc de Champs de Mars and the Ecole Miliare.
There are also museums. Musee de l’Homme is a fascinating collection of anthropological and ethnological exhibits from prehistoric times to the present. Meanwhile, Musee de la Marine showcases French naval history. It shows naval art, science, maritime adventure and popular legends and traditions.
There is also the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris that is a modern art museum. It is housed in the east wing of the Palais de Tokyo. It is meant to be able to promote contemporary artists by showcasing their work in temporary exhibitions.
The Maison de Balzac is also famous because the Honoré de Balzac rented a here from 1840–44. He assumed a false name to avoid his many creditors and worked on several of his famous novels here such as La cousine Bette and La comédie humaine. Today, this place in Chalet Quarter shows the first editions and manuscripts and other mementoes from the writer.