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29 Ave. Rapp

29 avenue Rapp, Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
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Ranked #266 of 692 attractions in Paris
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: This beautiful house, built in 1900 by architect Jules Lavirotte, is located in an area of the 7th Arrondissement famous for its elegant residences.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

You only get to see the outside of this unique building. I was told it is a private residence for widowed military spouses. Not sure if that is true. I found it while strolling the side streets between the Eiffel, Rue Cler and my hotel. Great photo shoot. The bonus, turn around and have lunch/dinner/wine at Grissio directly across the... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Yes it is a famous location for the design of the door, but if you get deep into Paris you will see many locations with similar beautiful architecture. Was frankly disappointed and spent a max of 3 mins there. See it only if you are passing by, but don't take the time out of your travels just to go there... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is just one of the beautiful homes we saw on Avenue Rapp. We had the time to walk throughout Paris as we were there for three months. Walk up the street which is just a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, stop for a drink watch the people and admire the façades. This will be very enjoyable after the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had stumbled onto 29 Avenue Rapp back in 1998 while taking a walk after the requisite ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and we photographed this Art Nouveau façade without realizing how famous it is. Since almost every visitor to Paris visits the Eiffel Tower, it would be a great idea to walk just a few blocks... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

The house does have a nice facade, but it's hard to recommend going out of your way to visit it. Perhaps if you're staying in the area of passing through to the Eiffel Tower by foot or bicycle. 

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Annapolis MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This wonderful building encompasses all the beauty of art nouveau -- but don't think a 5 minute look is sufficient. The longer you look, the more nuances you discover. And as an added bonus, about a block up the Avenue (go to your right as you face #29), you'll find a fabulous example of trompe l'oeil art on a painted... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This site is a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower and well worth the visit. We were in Paris for 5 weeks and I saw no other Art Nouveau example that rivaled this. It is just a door - not a museum so it doesn't take long to visit. It is a quick walk to the Pont d Alma RER... More

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Arling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

It is just a door near the Eiffel but it is really beautiful. So, if you come to see the tower, stroll over and look at this!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We were having a coffee in the market Rue Cler when we saw this as an attraction of the map - it was about 10 mins walk but well worth it - it is also close to the Effiel Tower. The building is a great example of Art Nouveau, with the architect winning a prize for it in the 1900's

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a stunning building that is nothing like you will ever see - we visited it on our last day in Paris, and were very glad to have made the detour. As previous reviewers have said, it is only 5 minutes away from the Eiffel Tower and its meticulous detail make it a must visit for any architecture buff.

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