Vaugirard | Brassens

Located in the south-east of the 15th arrondissement, the Vaugirard-Brassens district hosts the largest street in Paris and the largest park in its arrondissement.

Placed on the old slaughterhouses of Vaugirard and not very touristy, the district hosts pretty dead ends with country airs and reserves hidden addresses, in a calm environment. The Villa Santos-Dumont created in 1926 by the architect Raphaël Paynot is probably one of the most beautiful neighborhood streets, with its houses and studio windows covered in greenery. Several artists have lived there, including the painter Fernand Léger, the Italian mosaicist Gatti and the sculptor Zadkine, a few meters from the former residence of Georges Brassens.

Also, the Georges Brassens park offers country walks around its garden of scents, its apiary and its Pinot Noir grape vines, whose vinification and bottling take place in the basement of the former town hall of Grenelle. Every Saturday and Sunday, the old Halle aux Chevaux has an old book market as well as many activities for children.

A rural area with an airy and residential living environment, very popular with families.

Vaugirard | Citroën

Leaving from Javel, the Vaugirard-Citroën district unfolds along the green corridor to Porte-de-Versailles, passing through the former Citroën factories.

Marked by the electrical and transport industry, the Vaugirard-Citroën district is full of highlights of its history. A veritable hive of workers for 60 years, the Citroën factories today present a paradox of rich and varied gardens. The architects Patrick Berger, Jean-François Jodry and Jean-Paul Viguier and the landscape designers Gilles Clément and Allain Provost have emphasized the perpetual movement of the gardens, linked together by water, which creates an island of greenery favorable to relax and dream.

Not far away, in the village factory, it is the bleach that took its source in the 18th century. Opposite, a section of the Petit Ceinture has been converted into a green and artistic promenade. Finally, the Parc des Expositions is home to the largest urban farm in the world, and offers, nestled on its rooftop, a restaurant and a bar signed “Le Perchoir” which offer a panoramic view of the capital. Also, the site offers educational visits, workshops and rental of plots of land for the inhabitants of the surroundings.