Chaillot (French pronunciation: ​[ʃajo]) is a quarter of Paris, France, located in the 16th arrondissement, on the Right Bank.[1][2][3][4] It is adjacent to Passy to the southwest (administratively part of la Muette) and is bound by Avenue de la Grande-Armée to the north.

View of Chaillot from the Eiffel Tower's second level
Location of Chaillot in the 16th arrondissement of Paris

It is home to many of the city's wealthiest residents, and many embassies and museums.[1][2]


The Château de Chaillot

Chaillot was originally a village on the outskirts of Paris.[1][3] In the 16th century, Catherine de' Medici built the Château de Chaillot (no longer existing).[3] Chaillot was incorporated into the city of Paris in 1860 by the Law of 16 June 1859.[4] At that time, it was planned that Auteuil and Passy would form a new arrondissement that would be numbered the 13th arrondissement, but "The rich and powerful moving in did not like the number. They pulled strings and became the 16th, the unlucky association and postmark being transferred to the blameless but less influential folks around Porte d'Italie."[5]


Among the landmarks of Chaillot are the Palais de Chaillot and the Jardins du Trocadéro at the Trocadéro, the Saint-Pierre de Chaillot church, the Musée Guimet, the Palais Galliera, and the Palais de Tokyo.[1][2][3]


Lübeck School is located in Chaillot.

Notable peopleEdit

Marcel Proust died at his apartment 44 rue Hamelin, in Chaillot, in 1922.[6][7]

In popular cultureEdit

The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux is set in a café on Place de l'Alma.


  1. ^ a b c d "Paris et ses quartiers" (PDF). (in French). Atelier parisien d'urbanisme. 2001.
  2. ^ a b c "Paris 21e siècle 16e arrondissement" (PDF). (in French). Atelier parisien d'urbanisme. 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d Thomassin, Luc. Le 16e arrondissement itinéraires d'histoire et d'architecture (PDF) (in French). Action artistique de la Ville de Paris. ISBN 2-913246-16-8.
  4. ^ a b Chaillot, Passy, Auteuil, le Bois de Boulogne (PDF) (in French). 1982. ISBN 2-85-199-272-4.
  5. ^ "For Parisians, It's Sweet in the Sixteenth". New York Times.
  6. ^ Mort de Marcel Proust
  7. ^ Gilberto Schwartsmann, Emmanuel Tugny, Pascale Privey (2022). La Maîtresse de Proust. p. 193.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)