Definition of arrondissement
1 : an administrative district of some large French cities
2 : the largest division of a French department
Recent Examples of arrondissement from the Web
Holding court at Maison Margiela's headquarters in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, designer John Galliano gave showgoers a raw, inside-the-atelier view of his Fall 2017 couture collection.
Across the river, in a nontouristy area of the ninth arrondissement, the Hotel du Temps is a small neighborhood hotel with soul; the rooms are stylishly decorated with a vintage, 1950s look.
In the hip third arrondissement, Les Bains is the cool kid on the block.
The wedding of Etienne Cardiles and the late Xavier Jugelé was held in the town hall of the 14th arrondissement in Paris on Tuesday.
So many arrondissements, so many sights, so much food.
The cocktail queen rules the roost at Café Moderne in the hip 11th arrondissement just a short walk from Bastille.
The 15,000-square-foot museum is housed in a mansion at 73 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in the city’s 8th arrondissement, which is the heart of Parisian luxury brands.
The Plaza Athénée, a 1927 art deco building, is located on the famous Avenue Montaigne that is known for its many haute couture shops in the very posh 8th arrondissement just steps from the Seine.
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Origin and Etymology of arrondissement
First Known Use: 1807See Words from the same year
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