Auteuil is an expansive middle-class district, where life goes at a relatively calm, peaceful pace. A peaceful, relaxing neighborhood The Auteuil district takes its name from the commune of Auteuil, which became part of the city of Paris in 1860. It lies between the Bois de Boulogne and the Seine. It is a well-to-do residential district, characterized by Haussmann-style architecture. The Auteuil district is well known for its gourmet restaurants. The Parisian upper middle class flock to dine at the Relai d'Auteuil, a chic bistro with a well-established reputation. Often referred to as a village, Auteuil has changed little since being annexed to Paris. It is a peaceful corner of the city, far from the lively turmoil of Paris, where artists and famous figures, including Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Baptiste La Chapelle, Condorcet, and Molière, were known to retreat. A stylish district a stone's throw from Boulogne Although the Auteuil district is not particularly touristy, thousands of Parisians and visitors from around the world come here for the annual Roland Garros tennis tournament. This major event welcomes tennis fans into Auteuil each year. Not far from the Roland-Garros center, within the Bois de Boulogne itself, the Serres d'Auteuil greenhouses form a vast botanical garden open to the public. Auteuil is also known for its antique dealers and collectors of antique furniture and jewelry, particularly around the Exelmans, Porte d'Auteuil, and Molitor metro stations. There are also many bookshops selling modern collections as well as rare works. On the north side of the district is the Maison de la Radio. This circular building is home to the headquarters of several national radio stations (France Info, France Inter, France Culture, and France Musique). The public can visit a museum dedicated to the history of radio and television, as well as the premises of this famous "Maison Ronde" and its recording studios. A district with good transportation connections The fairly extensive Auteuil district is accessible from many stations on metro lines 9 and 10, including Exelmans, Porte d'Auteuil, and Molitor. It is a quiet, residential district with a fairly old population. There are specialized galleries for collectors, stylish boutiques, and a few businesses, including grocery stores, health centers, and pastry shops. If you want to visit the Auteuil district during your stay in Paris, take a look at our selection of temporary rentals in Paris.