"Passy, Very Calm, Very Upscale" Passy Tip by ForestqueenNYC

Passy, Paris: 8 reviews and 22 photos

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Passy is a very lovely upscale quartier in the 16th arrondissement. It's within walking distance of Place Trocadero. Some people find it boring, but I find it quite peaceful and like to go there from time to time.

What really stands out is that the people who live there look so different from those in central Paris including the 6th and 7th arrondissements which are actually wealthier than the 16th. It would be hard to tell them from many of the people you would find on the Mainline in Philadelphia or the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

Former residents were Benjamin Franklin, William Vanderbilt, Honoré Balzac, and the composer, Gioachino Rossini.

There is a small, but nice park called Jardin du Ranelagh. Though it doesn't compare to Luxembourg Gardens, Butte Chaumont, or Park Montsouris, it is a nice place to sit with a book away from the hustle bustle of the city parks and gardens.

On the other side of the park is the Musée Marmottan which is an impressionist museum dedicated to Monet. http://www.marmottan.com/

Take line 6 to metro stop Passy. Take line 9 to Musée Marmottan and get off at La Muette.

Website: http://Jardin du Ranelagh

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 23, 2011
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