8th arrondissement of Paris

The 8th arrondissement of Paris (VIIIe arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, the arrondissement is colloquially referred to as le huitième (lit.'the eighth').

8th arrondissement of Paris
The Champs-Élysées during the Christmas season
The Champs-Élysées during the Christmas season
Coat of arms of 8th arrondissement of Paris
Location within Paris
Location within Paris
Coordinates: 48°52′27″N 2°18′40″E / 48.87417°N 2.31111°E / 48.87417; 2.31111
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jeanne d'Hauteserre (LR)
3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
 • Density9,052/km2 (23,440/sq mi)
INSEE code75108

The arrondissement, called Élysée, is situated on the right bank of the River Seine and centered on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The 8th arrondissement is, together with the 1st, 9th, 16th and 17th arrondissements, one of Paris' main business districts. According to the 1999 census, it was the place of employment of more people than any other single arrondissement of the capital. It is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe (partial) and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, the official residence and office of the President of France.

Most French fashion luxury brands have their main store in 8th arrondissement, Avenue Montaigne or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, both in the Champs-Élysées Avenue shopping district.[2] As of 2019, the 8th arrondissement had a population of 35,655.

Geography edit

The land area of the arrondissement is 3.881 km2 (1.498 sq. miles, or 959 acres).[citation needed]

Population density edit

The arrondissement had its highest population of 107,485 in 1891. In 1999, it had almost a third of that number, with 39,310 residents. It is one of Paris' least densely populated arrondissements and contains 1.8% of the total population of Paris.[3]

Historical population edit

(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km2)
1872 75,796 19,535
1891 (peak of population) 107,485 27,695
1954 80,827 20,832
1962 74,577 19,216
1968 67,897 17,495
1975 52,999 13,656
1982 46,403 11,956
1990 40,814 10,516
1999 39,310 10,130
2009 40,278 10,381

Immigration edit

Place of birth of residents of the 8th arrondissement in 1999
Born in metropolitan France Born outside metropolitan France
75.4% 24.6%
Born in
overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
0.6% 4.9% 8.5% 10.6%
1 This 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), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. 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.

2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. 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.

Map edit

Map of the 8th arrondissement

Economy edit

Former Alcatel-Lucent head office

The head offices of AXA,[4] Bouygues,[5] Électricité de France (EDF),[6] Eurazeo,[7] Ki-oon,[8] Sanofi-Aventis, Engie,[9] HSBC Continental Europe[10] and Suez Environnement are located in this arrondissement.[11] Standard & Poor's' France office is located in the 8th arrondissement.[12] Air China and China Southern Airlines have their Paris offices in the arrondissement.[13][14]

At one time, the head office of Union des Transports Aériens was located in this arrondissement.[15] The predecessor airline, Union Aéromaritime de Transport, also had its head office in the 8th arrondissement.[16] When Suez existed, its head office was in the 8th arrondissement.[17] When Unibail existed, its head office was in the 8th arrondissement.[18] At one time, Groupe Danone had its head office in the 8th arrondissement.[19] At one time, Alcatel-Lucent's head office was located in the 8th arrondissement.[20][21] At one time, Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the Madeleine station.[22] At one time, All Nippon Airways operated a sales office in the 8th arrondissement.[23]

Cityscape edit

Places of interest edit

Rue Royale, from the Place de la Madeleine to the place de la Concorde in the 8th arrondissement.

Districts or neighborhoods edit

Streets and squares edit

Streets edit

Squares edit

Education edit

Lycée général et technologique Chaptal

There are two public sixth-form colleges (lycée) in the 8th arrondissement: Lycée Chaptal and Lycée Racine.[24]

Private high schools:

The École de langue japonaise de Paris (パリ日本語補習校 Pari Nihongo Hoshūkō), a supplementary Japanese education programme, has its offices at the Association Amicale des Ressortissants Japonais en France (AARJF) in the 8th arrondissement.[25] The classes are held at the École Maternelle et Primaire Saint Francois d'Eylau in the 16th arrondissement.[26][27]

Intégrale : Institut d'enseignement supérieur privé has one of its campuses in the 8th arrondissement.

Harvard Business School's Europe Research Centre is located in rue Francois 1er.[28]

References edit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  2. ^ "French fashion facts. Paris fashion". Paris Digest. 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  3. ^ "Mairie (French)". Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Contacts Archived 2010-07-09 at the Wayback Machine." AXA. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Contact Bouygues SA Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine." Bouygues. Retrieved on 28 June 2010.
  6. ^ "EDF : Pierre Gadonneix a son bureau avenue de Wagram." Le Journal du Net. Retrieved on 25 November 2010. "Cependant, le siège social se situe intra-muros, avenue de Wagram, dans le 8e arrondissement."
  7. ^ "Contacts Archived 2008-11-18 at the Wayback Machine." Euroazeo. Retrieved on 8 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Contact". Ki-oon. Retrieved 2023-02-12. Éditions Ki-oon 2 rue de Saint-Pétersbourg 75008 PARIS
  9. ^ "Terms of use Archived 2012-05-30 at the Wayback Machine." GDF Suez. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "and having its registered office at 22 rue du Docteur Lancereaux, PARIS (8th District)."
  10. ^ "Contact us." HSBC. Retrieved on 12 September 2011. "HSBC FranceHSBC FRance - Paris Address: 103 avenue des Champs-Élysées 75419 PARIS cedex 08"
  11. ^ "Legal notice Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine." Suez Environnement. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  12. ^ "Office Locations Europe." Standard & Poor's. Retrieved on 12 August 2011. "40 rue de Courcelles Paris, France 75008 "
  13. ^ "Worldwide offices Europe Archived 2013-02-02 at the Wayback Machine." Air China. Retrieved on October 19, 2012.
  14. ^ "China Southern Airlines Contacts for Agents." China Southern Airlines. Retrieved on October 19, 2012. "125, Avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris, France"
  15. ^ World Airline Directory, Flight International, 29 March 1986, p. 135
  16. ^ Translation of accident report in Rhodesia. Journal of the French Republic. Page 281. "Union Aéromaritime de Transport (U. A. T.), 5, boulevard Malesherbes, Paris (8e)"
  17. ^ "Disclaimer." Suez. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  18. ^ "page d'accueil." Unibail. 7 August 2002. Retrieved on 8 July 2010. "Unibail 5 Boulevard Malesherbes F-75802 Paris Cedex 08 France."
  19. ^ "Danone Group's addresses[dead link]." Groupe Danone. Retrieved on 26 July 2010.
  20. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Website Terms of Use Archived 2010-06-23 at the Wayback Machine." Alcatel-Lucent. Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  21. ^ "la tête dans les étoiles." Le Journal du Net. Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  22. ^ "Northwest Airlines Ticket Offices." () Northwest Airlines. 13 June 1998. Retrieved on 29 May 2013. "FRANCE Northwest Airlines Metro Station / Madeleine 16 Rue Chauveau Lagarde 75008 Paris, France"
  23. ^ "ANA Directory" (Archive). All Nippon Airways. 1998. Retrieved on July 9, 2016. "114, Avenue des Champs Elysée 75008 Paris, France"
  24. ^ "Etablissements - Rechercher un établissement." Académie Paris. Retrieved on 2 April 2015.
  25. ^ "日本人会「パリ日本語補習校」2013~14年度申込書" (Archive). École de langue japonaise de Paris. Retrieved on 10 May 2014. "AARJF 19, rue de Chaillot 75116 Paris"
  26. ^ "欧州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (Archive). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Retrieved on May 10, 2014. "パリ ECOLE DE LANGUE JAPONAISE DE PARIS Ecole Maternelle et Primaire Saint Francois d'Eylau 20 av. Bugeaud 75116 Paris, France"
  27. ^ "パリ日本語補習校 概要." École de langue japonaise de Paris. Retrieved on April 2, 2015. "教 室 水曜・土曜クラスともに Ecole Saint Francois教室 Ecole Maternelle et Primaire Saint Francois 住所:20 Av. Bugeaud 75116 Paris メトロ:Victor HUGO(2号線) 徒歩5分 / BOISSIERE(6号線) 徒歩9分" - PDF version (Archive)
  28. ^ Harvard Business School, Europe: Paris, accessed 23 July 2022

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