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Paris 16th district - Porte d'Auteuil

The village in the 16th arrondissement


The Auteuil district, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, is a peaceful, elegant enclave, often described as a village in the heart of the capital. Renowned for its family atmosphere and timeless charm, Auteuil offers an idyllic living environment, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Bordered by the Bois de Boulogne, this residential neighborhood boasts picturesque streets, green spaces and elegant architecture. Stately townhouses, Haussmann buildings and Art Nouveau-style houses give Auteuil a unique cachet and warm atmosphere. The Rue d'Auteuil, one of the district's main thoroughfares, is a lively shopping street, offering a selection of luxury boutiques, refined food shops and elegant cafés, all of which contribute to creating a vibrant yet convivial atmosphere.

Beyond its architectural charm and village atmosphere, Auteuil is also renowned as a family district par excellence. Home to a number of prestigious schools, including the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Say and the Lycée Jean de La Fontaine, the neighborhood is ideal for families wishing to offer their children a quality education in a safe and peaceful environment.

Villa Montmorency is a hidden gem in the chic Auteuil district. This private, secure enclave is one of the most prestigious addresses in Paris, prized by celebrities, businessmen and high-net-worth individuals. With its quiet streets, lush gardens and sumptuous mansions, Villa Montmorency offers an exclusive and discreet setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Villa Montmorency properties are among the most luxurious in Paris, often equipped with high-end services and amenities such as indoor swimming pools, landscaped gardens, private elevators, private gyms, top-of-the-range kitchens and sophisticated home automation systems. Residents of this privileged enclave also benefit from 24-hour security and a peaceful, verdant environment, making Villa Montmorency one of the capital's most exclusive and select addresses.

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Elegance and Tranquillity at the Edge of Paris
Elegance and Tranquillity at the Edge of Paris

Porte de St Cloud

Porte de Saint-Cloud can be described as an elegant, sought-after residential neighborhood, combining Parisian charm and tranquility. Located on the edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, it offers a pleasant, leafy setting, thanks to its proximity to the Bois de Boulogne. Well served by public transport and offering a wide range of shops and services, Porte de Saint-Cloud is an ideal compromise between city life and the tranquility of a residential environment.

Despite its standing and location, this neighborhood is one of the most affordable in the 16th arrondissement. It is particularly attractive to families looking for high-end apartments.

Although the district is often associated with luxury properties and historic hôtels particuliers, it is possible to find a diverse range of real estate, including more affordable apartments, particularly in the outlying parts of Porte de Saint-Cloud or in less prestigious buildings. It is therefore advisable to consult the real estate market on a regular basis, and to obtain information from specialized agencies, to get a clear idea of the prices and opportunities for buying or renting in Porte de Saint-Cloud.

Timeless elegance
Timeless elegance

Avenue de Versailles

Avenue de Versailles and the surrounding area offer a wealth of prestigious apartments overlooking the Seine. It's also a very lively area, with many restaurants.

Avenue de Versailles is distinguished by its generous width and elegant layout, offering a majestic perspective that stretches between the Trocadero and the Bois de Boulogne. This avenue is a symbol of Parisian luxury and elegance, with its carefully manicured green spaces and remarkable architectural facades.

It is also renowned for its upscale shopping and refined gastronomic establishments, which attract a discerning international and local clientele. The avenue boasts a dynamic, sophisticated atmosphere, enhanced by the presence of luxury fashion boutiques and chic cafés. The Tennis Club, a veritable institution in the 16th arrondissement, is an emblematic establishment that appeals to fans of this prestigious sport. With its top-quality facilities and friendly atmosphere, it's a favorite meeting place for local tennis enthusiasts.

When it comes to real estate, Avenue de Versailles offers a selection of prestigious properties. Spacious apartments in prestigious , elegantly appointed buildings and historic townhouses reflect the area's timeless charm and prestige. These luxury properties are prized for their elegance and comfort, making Avenue de Versailles a prime address in Paris's 16th arrondissement.

Pont Mirabeau

The bridge that gives its name to the neighborhood was built between 1894 and 1897. On the banks of the Seine and near Sainte-Périne Park, the area is popular with families who appreciate the leafy environment. Also nearby is the Sainte-Périne-Rossini-Chardon Lagache Hospital and the IUT Paris Descartes. Ste Périne hospital was originally the residence of the Génovéfins d'Auteuil. With the Revolution it passed to the state and subsequently had several owners until 1809 when it was acquired by artist Baron Gerard. In 1856 his heirs split the ensemble, and Chardon-Lagache, Ste Périne and the Rossini Foundation were founded thanks to a legacy from the composer who lived in Auteuil’s avenue Ingres.

Boulevard Exelmans

This boulevard was created in 1862-1863 at the same time as the viaduct which ran along the middle. The viaduct was bombed in 1943 and demolished in 1960.

The Exelmans neighborhood is particularly sought-after by families owing to its proximity to many schools. There is the Parc des Princes nursery and primary school, the Claude Bernard Collège and Lycée as well as Jean de la Fontaine Lycée. The European Business School Paris offers an internationally-oriented course.

The neighborhood also boasts the renowned Molitor Swimming Pool Created in 1929, this was inaugurated by Olympic medalists Aileen Riggin Soule and Johny Weissmuller. Renowned for its remarkable Art Deco style, it witnessed the first appearance of the bikini after 1945. Nicknamed "the white liner", it was closed in 1989 for a 25-year long renovation. Inaugurated in May 2014 and today a luxury Hotel-Spa, it is located at 13 rue Nungesser et Coli 75016 Paris ( A historical and relaxing rendezvous for watersports enthusiasts.

In the immediate vicinity, football fans head for the Parc des Princes.

Tennis enthusiasts on the other hand head for legendary Roland Garros at 2 Avenue Gordon Bennett, which hosts the French Open each May.

Avenue Mozart, Bld de Montmorency and Bld Beausejour

Avenue Mozart was opened in 1867 and extended in 1896 to beyond rue Boislevent. To build the railway extension to Passy and Neuilly, the substantial Montmorency-Boufflers property was acquired to house Auteuil station in 1853. The home of the Goncourt brothers is in the vicinity. Boulevard de Beauséjour was opened in 1853 also during the construction of the railway. It bordered Beauséjour Park which Avenue Mozart Avenue sliced in two in 1867. This park, which had replaced the royal stables in the seventeenth century, was scattered with little houses hidden in the greenery. The Père Lachaise, Mme Recamier and Chateaubriand all lived here at some time, along with Rossini, Ampère and the Marquise d'Aguesseau. After 1867, the park was built upon. Alphand died in 1891 at n° 7, Albert Lebrun in 1950 at n° 19 and Henri Bergson in 1941 at n° 47. The neighborhood’s beautiful buildings contain superb apartments.