District 7

More commonly known as the “quartier des ministres” (ministers’ quarter), the 7th district also boasts some of Paris’ most beautiful monuments—the Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars—literally meaning “Field of Mars,” which was originally a parade ground for cadets in the Ecole Militaire (Military Academy). Between Quai Voltaire and Rue de l’Université, dozens upon dozens of antique dealers entice you into their shops on the Carré Rive Gauche, and if you are in an artistic frame of mind, the spectacular Musée d’Orsay is well worth a browse.

Also known as the “quartier des ministres” or quarter of ministers.

Monuments