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Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy refers to an area covering the westernmost part of the city of Paris and a neighboring suburban community. This area is commonly known as one of the richest in Paris, with calm, select and very expensive neighbourhoods. Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy is sometimes abbreviated as NAP. Auteuil (pronounced [o.tœj]) and Passy are part of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, while Neuilly-sur-Seine is a suburb located immediately to their west. The three communities border the vast Bois de Boulogne park.
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 well known prépa PTSI-PT* Jean-Baptiste-Say which prepares many pupils for the École Polytechnique.
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