The 15th arrondissement of Paris is located in the south-west of the city on the Left Bank of the river Seine.
The 15th, the largest arrondissement of central Paris, remains heavily residential, up-market and quiet - not a great deal of obvious attractions for the traveller here.... Several sights, however, might make a detour worthwhile. Especially of note is the fact that meeting a real parisienne might make it worth the trip.
- Porte de Versailles  - Paris' international exhibition centre (the 4th largest in Europe) has millions of visitors annually
Museums and Galleries
- Musée Pasteur (Pasteur Museum)  (website is French with a link to English), Institut Pasteur, 25 rue du Dr-Roux, Métro: Pasteur, open Mo-Fr 2pm-5.30 pm, closed weekends and public holidays, August, entry €3, students €1.50 - the Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where the great scientist spent the last 7 years of his life. Hardly touched since that time, the museum is full of personal memorabilia and scientific instruments. Pasteur is buried on the grounds in a flamboyant mosaic-decorated mausoleum.
- Get centered at Tapovan Paris: Yoga & Ayurvedic Massage Centre. 9 rue Gutenberg, 75015 (map). +33 1 45 77 90 59. This ayurvedic centre offers both treatment and professional training in various ayurvedic healing arts: hatha & nada yoga, reiki, ayurvedic massage, reflexologie, oil treatments (e.g. Shirodhara), etc. Those seeking greater calm, deeper therapy, or intense training may also take units at their centre in Upper Normandy.
- Le Pétel 4 rue Petel, 15e, M° Vaugirard, tel: 01 45 32 58 76 - intimate, delicious, and local traditional cuisine.
- Café Zinc-Zen Angle rue do Plèlo et 114, rue de la Convention, Tél: 01 45 58 08 40 Small café with 2 seating areas - seats in the windows and a darker back room. Elegant but not expensive, great lunches/dinners, and superb crème brûlée for a night cap with coffee.