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Set off from Avenue Bugeaud, in the heart of the embassy belt in the western 16th arrondissement of Paris, and head east.

  • Ruadhán Mac Cormaic
  • The Irih Times

This elegant street, a short hop from the Élysée Palace, is named after Thomas Robert Bugeaud, France’s first governor-general of Algeria, whose name is synonymous with…

From Avenue Bugeaud, take the Métro southeast towards the Luxembourg Gardens.

At 2 Avenue de l’Observatoire you’ll find a building belonging to the École Nationale d’Administration, a

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