16 ARRONDISSEMENT Trocadero – Passy – Bois de Boulogne
The 16 arrondissement stretches south-west from the Arc the Triomphe to the Bois de Boulogne. It includes the high-class residential districts of Auteil, Passy and the famous Avenue Foch, also many sporting venues as the Stade Roland Garros, the Parc de Princes (Paris Stadium) and the Stade Francais of the Rugby Union. It is considered the neighbourhood for the wealthy people, probably the most expensive in Paris. There are not many tourist attractions here, but yet deserves a visit.
HOTEL TROCADERO LA TOUR 5 bis, rue Massenet. Metro: La Muette. The intimate and elegant Best Western Premier Trocadero La Tour is steps away from rue de Passy. Decorated with charm, the hotel has spacious rooms and a courtyard where breakfat is served. Price range from 150 Euros.
HOTEL RESIDENCE FOCH 10, rue Marbeau. Metro: Porte Maillot. Three star hotel located steps away from the Avenue Foch. Charming hotel, some rooms have balconies. Price range 80-160 Euros.
HOTEL AUTEUIL TOUR EIFFEL 8-10 rue Felicien David. Metro: Mirabeau. Price range from 160 Euros.
FOOD & DRINK
CRISTAL ROOM BACCARAT PARIS 11, Place des Etats Unis. Metro: Boissiere. Gourmet restaurant in an exquisite setting on the first floor of the Maison Baccarat.
LE PRE CATELAN Bois de Boulogne – Route de Suresnes. Romantic and wonderful settings rather in the outside or the inside, superb haute cuisine by Frederic Anton. Menus 190 – 240 Euros.
L’ ARC Le Club de l ‘Etoile. 12, rue de Presbourg. Metro: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile. Bar-Club-Restaurant.
BON 25 rue de la Pompe. Metro: La Muette. A few blocks away from rue de Passy, the restaurant Bon offers both french and asian cuisine, in four different salons.
BISTROT 31 31, Avenue Theophile Gauthier. Metro: Eglise d’Auteil. Modern Parisian bistro.
NICOLAS 46, rue d’Auteil. Metro: Michel-Ange Auteil. Specializes in wine and spirits, with stores all over Paris.
LA POMPADOUR Take away boulangerie and patisserie. 110, rue de La Tour. Metro: Muette. http://www.boulangerie-patisserie-artisanale-paris16.com/index.html
REGIS CHOCOLATIER 89 rue de Passy. Metro: La Muette. Regis Chocolatier has been an institution for more than 50 years in the 16 Arrondissement. All chocolates are made by hand.
FROMAGERIE ANDROUET Passy Market. 1, rue Bois le Vent. Metro: La Muette.
MUSSEE DU VIN 5, Square Charles Dickens. Metro: Passy.
Cristal Room Baccarat Image baccarat.fr
SIGHTSEEING From north to south
MUSEE GUIMET 6, place d’Iena. Metro: Iena. Museum of Asian Art.
PALAIS DE TOKIO 13, Avenue du President Wilson. Metro:Iena. The coolest museum in Paris dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Open from noon to midnight, the Tokyo Palace offers exhibitions, some of them controversial, fashion events, experimental painting, videos and music, plus a kitsch gift shop. The informal restaurant Tokyo Eat located in the inside of the building, and has exceptional views of the Tour Eiffel at sunset.
MUSEE MARMOTTAN MONET 2, rue Louis-Boilly. Métro: La Muette. Private residential museum hosting art works of Monet impressionism and post impressionism, the First Empire art objects and medieval sculpture and manuscripts.
SIGHTSEEING My Special Places
AVENUE FOCH The very bourgeois Avenue Foch is one of the most expensive addresses in the world, home to many elegant residences. Runs from the Arc de Triomphe southwest to the Porte Dauphine at the end of the Bois de Boulogne.
MUSEE DU CRISTAL DE BACCARAT 11, place des Etats Unis. Metro: Iena. Private museum of Baccarat crystal with extremely sophisticated decoration created by Philip Stark.
MAISON DE BALZAC 7, rue Raynouard. Metro: Passy. Located in the hillsides of Passy neighbourhood, the museum displays a collection of the novelist belongings as well as original manuscripts.
BOIS DE BOULOGNE The Bois de Boulogne is huge, and there is something for everyone. The northern part is occupied by an amusement park, the Jardin d’Acclimatation. At the heart of the Bois is the Parc &Chateau de Bagatelle once a hunting lodge. Now exhibitions, different cultural events are periodically held in the castle and the gardens. Day activities include canoeing, sunbathing, cycling, horse riding, by night walkways and bushes turn into a red light district, a short nighttime drive through the Bois will unveil a few forbidden indiscretions.
STADE DE FRANCE The multi purpose stadium is the largest in France and is used different events as football and rugby matches and concerts.
STADE ROLAND GARROS Is the tennis venue of the French Open tennis tournament.
Stade Roland Garros By Marco Engelen
CARREFOUR PORTE D’AUTEIL 1, avenue General Sarrail. Metro: Porte d’Auteil. Hypermarket.
Rue de Passy Market By mpaola