Part of the fascination of the walk around this bastion of bourgeois life in westernmost Paris lies in the contrasting nature of the area’s streets. This walk will begin with the old village provincialism of Rue d’Auteuil, then leads to the masterpieces of very luxurious modern architecture along Rue la Fontaine and Rue du Docteur Blanche. The walk will end at the Jasmin metro station.

Tips for walkers.

You will start at Place d’Auteuil.

The length is 3 kms ( 2 miles).

Getting there. The nearest Metro Station to the starting point is Eglise D’Auteuil, and buses that will take you to the park are buses # 22, 52 and 62.

Stopping-off points.

Along Rue d’Auteuil is the inexpensive trendy Brasserie, L’Auberge du Mouton Blanc, with 1930’s decor. No. 17 Rue La Fontaine is a tiny 1900 Art Nouveau cafe with old tiled floors and the original zinc covered bar. Place Jean Lorrain is a very nice shaded square where walkers can rest, and on Rue La Fontaine, there is a small park in front of a Neo- Gothic chapel at NO. 40. Farther on at Place Rodin, there is a very nice public garden.

Brasserie Auteuil.

Anne Suire