Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy

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Auteuil (pronounced [o.tœj]) and Passy are part of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. They are located near the Bois de Boulogne and the suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine too.

This area is commonly known as one of the richest in Paris, with calm, select and very expensive neighbourhoods, including many mansions. Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy is sometimes abbreviated as NAP.

The borough of Auteuil, once home to Victor Hugo and Molière and the birthplace of Marcel Proust, was incorporated into the city of Paris in 1859-60 by the Law of 16 June 1859. A hamlet built between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, it became a fashionable country retreat for French elites during the reign of Louis XV. Auteuil is home to the famous prépa PTSI-PT* Jean-Baptiste-Say which leads a lot of pupils to the École Polytechnique.

The satiric group Les Inconnus made in 1991 a song called "Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy (rap BCBG)".

It was here that the fictional character the Count of Monte Cristo from the book of the same name (author Alexandre Dumas) bought his country residence.

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