Going for a walk in the Parisian North-West

The districts of Les Batignolles and Les Epinettes: take a walk in north-west Paris

This is not the best-known area for tourism in Paris … yet it is certainly worth exploring and pausing to enjoy the sights! You’ll be surprised by the different aspects of the Parisian North-West. With a 'calm village atmosphere' in neighbourhoods like Batignolles and Epinettes, 'classic and cultural' and even 'shopping and greenery' over towards the Madeleine and the Plaine Monceau, this rapidly-growing area has many hidden treasures! Add to that a touch of originality with a detour to Asia and the picture is almost complete. It is up to you to go and discover the local markets, well-known or lesser-known museums, elegant town houses, charming churches, numerous antique dealers and theatres. It's enough to make the Parisian North-West one of your favourite spots!

Clichy, Batignolles and Epinettes

Epinettes district, impasse deligny , Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Discover the atmosphere of the most village-like district in the Paris North-West with its mixture of friendly historical tranquillity in the Batignolles neighbourhood and its lively popular Epinettes and Clichy neighbourhoods. Strolling through streets haunted by famous names of by-gone centuries (Verlaine, Manet, Degas, Mallarmé, Barbara, Brel …), see the places that have made the North-West district a must for tourists visiting Paris: Cité des Fleurs, Square des Batignolles, Cinéma des Cinéastes...

The walk in Clichy, Batignolles et Epinettes


Eglise de la Madeleine, Rue Royale, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Shopping, culture, fine food and wine are on the programme for a walk in the Madeleine district. The recipe for a perfect outing in this area of Paris: begin your walk with a pinch of culture (Pinacothèque, Eglise de la Madeleine, Théâtre de la Madeleine ...), add a dash of gourmet indulgence (Ladurée, Fauchon, Hediard...), and sprinkle with a zest of shopping (Zara home, John Galliano, Kenzo, Madura ...). Leave it to rest for a minute … and then set off in search of a new district.

The walk in Madeleine

Plaine Monceau and Courcelles

Parc Monceau, Boulevard de Courcelles, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

A paradise for art enthusiasts! You will find some of the most interesting museums on the Paris cultural scene here. On the programme for a visit: Musée Cernuschi, Musée Jacquemart-André, Musée Jean-Jacques Henner ... and numerous art galleries. But the Monceau district is also and especially-renowned for the wonderful Monceau park, a haven of peace and lush greenery, ideal for a stroll.

The walk in Plaine Monceau et Courcelles


Gare Saint Lazare © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Of course, everyone knows the historic 172-year-old Saint-Lazare train station, the essential gateway to Normandy’s green pastures. But Saint-Lazare is also synonymous with the very famous department stores on boulevard Haussmann, the Chapelle expiatoire, a neo-classical architectural masterpiece, the Théâtre Mogador and its popular shows … A huge multifaceted touristic district.

The walk in Saint-Lazare

Ternes and Champerret

Bouche de métro, place des Ternes, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

A stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, bordering with the Hauts-de-Seine region, this district is full of little gems to discover. Between the square Sainte-Odile, the flower market, the Salle Pleyel, the Espace Champerret ... This select district of the capital has something to delight everyone.

The walk in Ternes et Champerret

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