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Paris 16th district - Iena

Located between Place de l'Etoile, the Arc de Triomphe and the banks of the Seine, the Iena neighborhood is renowned for its numerous museums and landmarks. Avenue d'Iéna, created between 1854 and 1858 gets its name from the battle of Jena won by Napoleon I in 1806 against Prussia. The magnificent views of the Arc de Triomphe and the Seine make this one of the most sought-after areas in Paris. The proximity of many national museums makes this neighborhood a popular tourist destination. Many prestigious properties are on the market in the Iena neighbourhood. These mainly include upmarket apartments and duplexes overlooking the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.

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Place / Pont de l'Alma

On the banks of the Seine and enjoying a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower, this neighborhood is particularly sought-after. Its magnificent buildings are meticulously maintained and have often been transformed into museums. Built between 1854 and 1856 by Gariel, Alma Bridge marks a significant victory in 1854; the 4 statues placed above the pillars represent the battle: a grenadier, a “Zouave”, a hunter and a gunner. It is common knowledge that the “Zouave” has replaced the cross at Place de Greve (Town Hall) to estimate the height of the Seine, especially during floods. Among the museums in this district are the Palais de Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art. The neighborhood also counts among its illustrious residents the Paris Russian Conservatory. Most luxury realty in this prestigious neighborhood has been renovated or refurbished to the highest standards.

Avenue Marceau

Avenue Marceau marks the limit between the capital’s 16th and 8th arrondissements. It was also established between 1854 and 1858 with the name Josephine whose statue stood at the rue Galilee junction and which in 1870 was entrusted to Versailles Museum. The legendary Pierre Bergé Yves Saint-Laurent Foundation is located at n°71. A stone’s throw away, the Patisserie Cyril Lignac is a paradise for unashamed self-indulgence.

Avenue d’Iena

The prestige of Avenue Iena and its surrounding area is renowned.

At n° 1 is the Economic and Social Council which replaced in 1958 the assembly of the French Union (former the French Empire); built between 1936 and 1937 by Auguste Perret, it became the Museum of Public works until 1956.

At n° 2: the hotel owned by Daniel Wilson, son-in-law of President Jules Grevy who contributed to the latter’s fall from grace.

At n° 10 a private mansion dating from 1899 which once belonged to Prince Roland Bonaparte; it is today a luxury hotel.

Balzac lived at n° 12 in 1834.

It is in this neighborhood that Baccarat chose to install its museum and its prestigious restaurant: Restaurant Cristal Room. The renowned Majestic-Hotel at 30 rue la Pérouse 75116 Paris is one of the neighborhood’s gems.

Finally, there is the Aéro-Club de France and the Eurécole nursery school which offers a trilingual curriculum from kindergarten.