The 15th arrondissement is the largest and most populated district in Paris. Bordering the 14th, 6th and 7th, the arrondissement is extremely well located and provides access to the centre of Paris. For that reason, the 15th is both a hub for residential and commercial properties, offering different atmospheres.
The area is generally not touristy, despite housing some interesting monuments. The main reason why the 15th is so pleasant to visit is the local population. Along with a variety of specialised shops, cafés, bistros and wine cellars, the local crowd give it a very traditional Parisian charm.
Quartier Javel and Grenelle are both commercial and industrial pillars for Paris. Grenelle houses some of the highest buildings in the city. And the Javel quarter is home to many television studios, so worth keeping an eye out for celebrities commuting in and out of the arrondissement.
Away from the main boulevards, the surrounding streets of the 15th tend to be quiet and quaint and offer a break from the city hustle. The commercial streets see an influx of workers in the early and late hours after work but generally, tend to die down during the weekends.