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The 7th Arrondissement & Eiffel Tower/Rue du Bac

The elegant 7th is rich with art and culture, as well as the upper crust of society, with its dignified hotels particuliers housing ministries, embassies and luxurious private residences. Stately, subdued and refined, the 7th seduces with Napoleonic sophistication, and its iconic Eiffel Tower provides the reference point for all of Paris.

The 7th can be divided into two areas: the Eiffel Tower-Invalides/Ecole Militaire and the Rue du Bac. The dignified hotels particuliers house ministries, embassies, and luxurious private residences. The 7th is rich with art and culture, as well as the upper crust of society. Stately, subdued, and refined, the 7eme arrondissement seduces with Napoleonic sophistication.

The Rue du Bac runs North to South and focuses on gourmet foodstuffs, posh boutiques, and independent galleries. The expansive Eiffel Tower-Invalides area features a variety of upscale restaurants and museums for almost every taste.

First things first. Begin at the Eiffel Tower on the Champs de Mars (metro Ecole Militaire, line 8). Arrive early in the day to avoid the throngs of tourists. Be sure to take in the view and the beautiful Champs de Mars – or Field of Mars – gardens. Its name is a reference to the neighborhood’s military history.

Military and history buffs will appreciate viewing the tomb of the great little man, Napoléon, in the Invalides. Adjacent there is the Ecole Militaire housing military training facilities and a museum. Occasionally the cavalry parades around Invalides in full regalia, simply for practice. Both are open to the public.

In the Rue du Bac, is Ryst-Dupeyron. Ryst-Dupeyron is one of the oldest Armagnac houses, and the Chateau Dupeyron is still family owned. Continue up the street to number 79. Entering the Pâtisserie des Rèves is not unlike crossing the velvet rope of a nightclub. The see-and-be seen pastry shop boasts the best hazelnut and puff pastry Paris Brest in town.

For lunch or a midday treat, Le Bac à Glaces is a combination crêperie and ice-cream parlor. All-natural and respectably decadent homemade ice cream and sorbet have center stage. Sit down with a crêpe and dessert, or take away a cone.

For your final exploration of the delights of the 7th, turn off Rue du Bac, find your way to Boulevard Raspail and turn left up the Rue de Sèvres. Like a beacon in the night, Le Bon Marché appears at number 38. Shoppers will be bewitched by her size and stunning array of luxury apparel and products. The department store’s displays are legendary. Head to the top floor to discover a revolving installation of the latest fashion trends. Trust us, you will be transported.

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Size: 76m2
Area: 7th Arrondissement
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In a beautiful dressed stone residence, on the fourth floor, with lift access, 76 m² apartment with views over the street and a courtyard with garden, Completely renovated in a contemporary style, it comprises a lounge with open-plan kitchen and a very beautiful bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room. Perfect pied-à-terre.

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