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Address: 29 avenue Rapp, Paris, France
Description: This beautiful house, built in 1900 by architect Jules Lavirotte, is...
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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Winning Art Nouveau

For architectural buffs and those who appreciate Art Nouveau, the building at 29 avenue Rapp in the 7th arrondissement is a must-see. The flamboyant facade with erotic symbolism... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For architectural buffs and those who appreciate Art Nouveau, the building at 29 avenue Rapp in the 7th arrondissement is a must-see. The flamboyant facade with erotic symbolism, such as the unusual front door, won first place in the 1901 Paris facade competition. The stone and bricks show off myriad glazed tiles; balconies feature lovely ironwork; and there are myriad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Probably not worth travelling halfway across Paris to see this, however if you've come to the markets on rue Cler why not. We stumbled across it although I'd read something about it previously. Keep your eyes open whilst in Paris, it's not all mansard roofs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Avenue Rapp is a pretty street in the 7th arrondisement. It has lovely buildings, restaurants and some offices. Located close to the Eiffel Tower, it is a nice street to walk to/ on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Avenue Rapp reminds of Barcelona, yet has its own charms. This building and Eiffel tower facing it. Interesting combination and views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I stay in the 7th arrondissement during our annual trips to Paris. It took several years, however, to discover 29 avenue Rapp. It is spectacular, an amazing example of Art Nouveau architecture. Now, during each trip, we take the 15 minute walk to the building, and still find it breathtaking. It's close to the Eiffel Tower so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I do not see mentioned that the stunning door has glass that is definitely a stunning phallic representation. I work near here and many people stop and look at the gorgeous workmanship before realising what it looks like. Fun and beautiful workmanship.

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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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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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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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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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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.