The 8th Arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.
Situated on the right bank of the River Seine and centred on the Champs-Élysées, the 8th is, together with the 1st, 9th, 16th and 17th arrondissement, one of Paris's 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 and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of France.
8th arrondissement of Paris Wikipedia
The land area of the arrondissement is 3.881 km2 (1.498 sq. miles, or 959 acres).
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's least densely populated arrondissements and contains 1.8% of the total population of Paris.
The head offices of AXA, Bouygues, Électricité de France (EDF), Eurazeo, Sanofi-Aventis, GDF Suez, HSBC France, and Suez Environnement are located in this arrondissement. Standard & Poor's' France office is located in the 8th arrondissement. Air China and China Southern Airlines have their Paris offices in the arrondissement.
At one time the head office of Union des Transports Aériens was located in this arrondissement. The predecessor airline Union Aéromaritime de Transport also had its head office in the 8th arrondissement. When Suez existed, its head office was in the 8th arrondissement. When Unibail existed, its head office was in the arrondissement. At one time Groupe Danone had its head office in the 8th arrondissement. At one time Alcatel-Lucent's head office was located in the arrondissement. At one time Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the Madeleine station. At one time All Nippon Airways operated a sales office in the arrondissement.Quartier des Champs-Élysées
Quartier du Faubourg-du-Roule
Quartier de la Madeleine
Quartier de l'Europe
There are two public sixth-form colleges (lycée) in the 8th arrondissement: Lycée Chaptal and Lycée Racine.
Private high schools:Cours Hattemer
Lycée Fénelon Sainte-Marie
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. The classes are held at the École Maternelle et Primaire Saint Francois d'Eylau in the 16th arrondissement.
Intégrale : Institut d'enseignement supérieur privé has also one of its campus in the 8th arrondissement.