6th arrondissement of Paris


6th arrondissement of Paris

French municipal arrondissement
arrondissementnumber=6th
commune=Paris


caption=Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement.


mapcaption=Paris and its closest suburbs
lat_long=
région=Île-de-France
département=Paris
maire=Jean-Pierre Lecoq
alt mini=|alt maxi=
km²=2.15
sans=
45,200
44,919
date-sans=July 1, 2005 estimate)
(March 8, 1999 census|dens=20,984|date-dens=2005|

The 6th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.

Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, it is one of the central arrondissements of the capital and is notable for including the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés – dominated by its Abbey founded in the 6th century – as well as the French Senate, located in the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Geography

The land area of the arrondissement is 2.154 km² (0.832 sq. miles, or 532 acres).

Demography

The arrondissement attained its peak population in 1911 when the population density reached nearly 50,000 inhabitants per km². In 1999, the population was 44,919 inhabitants while the arrondissement provided 43,691 jobs.

Historical population

Year
(of French censuses)
PopulationDensity
(inh. per km²)
187290,28841,994
1911 (peak of population)102,99347,815
195488,20041,023
196280,26237,262
196870,89132,911
197556,33126,152
198248,90522,704
199047,89122,234
199944,91920,854
2005 estimate45,20020,984

Immigration

France immigration
collectivity_name=the 6th arrondissement
census_year=1999
metropolitan_France=79.6
outside_metropolitan_France=20.4
overseas_France=0.6
foreign_French=5.0
EU-15=6.1
non-EU-15=8.7

Map


Cityscape

Places of interest

* Académie française
* French Senate (Luxembourg Palace)
* Jardin du Luxembourg
* Pont des Arts
* Pont Neuf
* Pont Saint-Michel
* Saint-Germain-des-Prés Quarter and former abbey
* Latin Quarter (partial)
* Saint-Sulpice church
* Théâtre de l'Europe (Odéon)
* Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier
* Café de Flore
* Les Deux Magots
* Polidor
* Hôtel Lutetia
* Café Procope
* Odéon

Museums

* Fondation Jean Dubuffet
* Maison d'Auguste Comte
* Monnaie de Paris
* Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière
* Musée Edouard Branly
* Musée Hébert
* Musée - Librairie du Compagnonnage
* Musée de Minéralogie
* Musée Zadkine

Colleges and universities

* École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
* École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris
* École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
* École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
* Pantheon-Assas Paris II University (main campus)
* Lycée Montaigne
* Lycée Saint-Louis
* Lycée Stanislas

Former places

* Cherche-Midi prison
* Hôtel de Condé
* Comédie-Française

Main streets and squares

* Place du 18-Juin-1940
* Rue de l'Abbaye
* Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie
* Rue André Mazet
* Rue d'Assas
* Rue Auguste Comte
* Rue de Beaux Arts
* Rue Bonaparte
* Rue Bréa
* Rue de Buci
**named after Simon de Buci, President of the "Parlement" of Paris, who had purchased the Gate Saint-Germain (now demolished) in 1350
* Rue des Canettes
* Rue Cassette
* Rue du Cherche-Midi
* Rue Christine
* Rue de Condé
**named after the former Hôtel de Condé, of which forecourt faced the street
* Quai de Conti
* Rue Danton
* Passage Dauphine
* Rue Dauphine
**named after the Dauphin, son of Henry IV of France
* Rue du Dragon
* Rue Duguay-Trouin
* Rue Dupin
* Rue de l'École de Médecine
* Rue de Fleurus
* Rue du Four
* Place de Furstemberg
* Rue de Furstemberg
* Rue Garancière
* Quai des Grands Augustins
* Rue des Grands Augustins
* Rue Grégoire de Tours
* Rue Guisarde
* Rue Guynemer
* Rue Hautefeuille
* Place Henri Mondor
* Rue Jacques Callot
* Rue du Jardinet
* Rue Jacob
* Rue Lobineau
* Rue Mabillon
* Rue Madame
* Quai Malaquais
* Rue Mayet
* Rue Mazarine
* Rue de Médicis
* Rue de Mézières
* Rue Mignon
* Rue Monsieur le Prince
* Boulevard du Montparnasse
* Rue de Nesle
* Rue de Nevers
* Rue Notre-Dame des Champs
* Carrefour de l'Odéon
* Rue de l'Odéon
* Rue Palatine
* Rue Pierre Sarrazin
* Rue des Poitevins
* Rue du Pont de Lodi
**named after Bonaparte's victory on May 10, 1796 at the Battle of Lodi
* Rue Princesse
* Rue des Quatre Vents
* Place du Québec
* Boulevard Raspail
**named after François Vincent Raspail (1794–1878) French chemist and politician
* Rue de Rennes
* Rue Saint-André-des-Arts
* Rue Saint-Benoît
* Boulevard Saint-Germain (partial)
* Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
* Boulevard Saint-Michel (partial)
* Place Saint-Michel (partial)
* Place Saint-Sulpice
* Rue Saint-Sulpice
* Rue des Saints Pères
* Rue de Savoie
* Rue de Seine
* Rue de Sèvres
* Rue Stanislas
**named after the nearby collège Stanislas, founded under Louis XVIII of France, and named after one of his first names
* Rue de Tournon
* Rue de Vaugirard (partial)
* Rue Vavin
** named after the 19th-century politician Alexis Vavin
* Rue Visconti


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