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Paris 16th district - Dauphine

This neighborhood owes its name to Marie Antoinette of Austria, Dauphine de France, who created the square bearing her name when living in the Chateau de la Muette before becoming Queen of France. Crossed by avenue Foch, the capital’s widest avenue bordered by the Bois de Boulogne and the Champs-Elysées, the Dauphine neighborhood is one of the Paris Ouest Sotheby's International Realty Victor Hugo agency’s prime localities. The agency regularly has on average a stock of about a hundred sales mandates to present to its customers.

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Avenue Foch

Both Haussmann and Hittorf wanted to create a triumphal avenue to access the newly created Bois de Boulogne; 1300 meters long, the width of this avenue (140 meters) is due to the gardens which surround it, making this artery particularly peaceful and sought-after. Named Avenue de l’Impératrice until 1870, then Avenue Ulrich for 5 years, it took the name of Avenue du Bois until 1929. The avenue boasts numerous luxurious private mansions, some of which are now occupied by embassies. Renowned the world-over, Avenue Foch also has several hotels and restaurants: Melià Paris Champs-Elysées and of course the Saint James Club. The Yacht Club de France is also here.

The prestigious Paris-Dauphine University, former NATO headquarters until 1966, is located in the immediate vicinity.

A number of Haussmannian apartments to renovate are on sale.

Avenue de Malakoff

Created in 1826 to join Passy with St Denis, it took the name of the latter. In 1864 it was given its current name to celebrate the taking of the Malakoff stronghold on September 8, 1855, an operation that led to the surrender of Sevastopol. Avenue de Malakoff is appreciated for its proximity to the Champs-Elysees, Place Victor Hugo and Porte Maillot. The four-star Hotel Pergolese Paris is in the neighborhood. Imagined by Rena Dumas, designer of the Hermès boutiques, the hotel benefits from a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere.