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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The 16th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "Arrondissement de Passy") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, the capital city of France. It includes a concentration of museums between the Place du Trocadero and the Place d'Iéna.

Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, this arrondissement – which includes the mainly residential districts of Auteuil and Passy – is home to a large number of diplomatic embassies and is also the location of the famous Avenue Foch, the widest street in Paris and home to many of the City's wealthy foreign residence.

The 16th arrondissement hosts several large sporting venues, including: the Parc des Princes, which is the stadium where Paris Saint-Germain football club plays its home matches; Roland Garros Stadium, where the French Open tennis championships are held; and Stade Jean-Bouin, home to the Stade Français rugby union club. The Bois de Boulogne, the second-largest public park in Paris (behind only the Bois de Vincennes), is also located in this arrondissement.

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Movie scenes filmed in the 16th arrondissement

In one of the opening scenes of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball, character Emilio Largo is seen arriving at 'Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées' ('The International Brotherhood for the Assistance of Stateless Persons'). This scene was shot on Avenue D'Eylau in the 16th arrondissement.

Cityscape

Places of interest

Main streets and squares




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