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Introducing the 17th Arrondissement

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You may have heard the buzz – PCA is gearing up to move to the 17th arrondissement! We are always keen to offer unique perspectives on Parisian life and how to make the most of your time here. So, it’s time to give you the scoop on the 17th arrondissement – the home of our new campus!

Located in the northwest quadrant of the city and nestled away from the hustle and bustle, the 17th arrondissement may seem off the beaten track, but trust us, it’s a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This neighborhood is a true embodiment of contrasts. On the Batignolles side, you’ll find it at its most chill, offering a serene escape from the urban chaos. Here, lush, green parks, such as Parc Clichy-Batignolles – Martin Luther King, Square des Batignolles, and Promenade Periere, right in front of the school, invite you to unwind and recharge amidst nature’s embrace.

But don’t let the laid-back vibes fool you – on the Ternes side, the 17th arrondissement is all spruced up, with the iconic Arc de Triomphe standing tall as a symbol of grandeur. The juxtaposition of these two atmospheres is what gives the neighborhood its unique charm.

As this area is primarily residential, it boasts lively open-air markets nearly every day of the week. Among them is one of the city’s oldest and most renowned organic markets, Marché Poncelet, held every Saturday on Boulevard de Batignolles. Street markets offer a wide array of boutique cheeses and local delicacies, while Marché de Batignolles, a covered market in the area, features a dedicated Portuguese section.

What truly sets the 17th arrondissement apart is its personality. From quaint parks to charming boutiques, every corner exudes character and charm. And let’s not forget its proximity to the artistic enclave of Montmartre, adding a dash of bohemian flair to the mix.

Convenience is also key here. The Arc de Triomphe serves as a major metro hub, providing seamless access to the city center and beyond. Whether you’re craving a dose of urban excitement or seeking a tranquil retreat, the 17th arrondissement offers the best of both worlds.

So, if you’re ready to explore a mix of tourist hotspots and hidden treasures in Paris, the 17th arrondissement awaits with open arms. Get ready to immerse yourself in its vibrant tapestry of sights, sounds, and experiences – you won’t be disappointed!

Written by Nada Ibrahim, edited by Meredith Chadwick
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