In a few words
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This elegant district grew from two small villages –
Passy and Auteuil. Fine houses line the quiet avenues,
concerts are regularly given by the Radio France
Philharmonic Orchestra, horse riders trot along the
sandy pathways, the hamlets are shrouded in foliage, and birds
chirp above the tennis courts.
In the past, people came here to enjoy the thermal springs
and pleasures of the countryside away from Paris. Boileau,
La Fontaine, Molière, Racine and Ninon de Lenclos were
regular visitors to the Auberge du Mouton Blanc, rue d’Auteuil.
Formerly the parade ground for carriages and fine clothes,
people now come to the “Bois” on Sunday to enjoy the open air,
jog, or row on the lake. Several mansion houses were built here,
along with some rather crazy-looking villas.
Today, the district makes for surprising architectural tours.
Looking for Guimard, one comes across the Studio Building
de Sauvage, rue d’Agar, and the sandstone building
of the Perret brothers, rue Franklin. Visiting
Le Corbusier, square du Docteur-Blanche,
one discovers the nearby light and cubic
Cité Mallet-Stevens, built in the 1920s …
Chic, simple, and peaceful.
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