Chaillot is culture and refined discretion. From Porte Maillot to l’Etoile, from Alma to Palais de Chaillot, the Haussmann spirit triumphs in buildings that display their very courteous nobility. Here people live, work, visit, eat, walk...
A built-up neighbourhood, it is nevertheless crossed by greenery in the upper part of avenue Foch, the Trocadero gardens, and the delightful place des Etas Unis, where for the last few years the house of Baccarat has reigned supreme. Luxury and refinement are the key words when describing an area that has an abundance of the top and most beautiful restaurants. It is a celebration of art de vivre - French style.
Heir to the universal exhibitions, remarkable museums proliferate: fashion lovers will visit Palais Galliera; Asian art enthusiasts will lose themselves in the Musée Guimet; performance art enthusiasts will shuttle between the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Palais de Tokyo; and those yearning for the sea can plunge into the marvellous Trocadero aquarium.
There's a lot to learn around here. Much to discover, and depths to explore.
Like all hills, Chaillot is made for walking and climbing. In these sometimes very narrow streets which lead onto wide avenues, you often move from the shade to the light. The sun shines on the Trocadero lawns and steps from where you can admire the most beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower; the sumptuous, delicious shade of the Shang-palace, the Chinese Shangri-La restaurant, which serves the best Peking duck in Paris …
One of the most surprising views of Paris can be seen from the apartments in the buildings situated between rue Copernic, rue Lauriston, and rue Paul Valéry. The extraordinary Passy reservoirs are hidden here - an inner courtyard occupied by a genuine urban lake, invisible from the street. Fascinating!