Walk underneath the Eiffel Tower and across the Seine and you’ll arrive in Passy, often overlooked by many visitors to Paris. This works to your advantage, of course, as you’ll have more room to rub shoulders with the neighborhood's trendy locals. Passy has always been popular with many of the city’s wealthiest residents, including the likes of Benjamin Franklin. Go shopping on the fashionable Rue de Passy and you’re likely to bump into Franklin's smiling statue. Indeed, you should keep your eyes expectantly peeled as the very best of the neighborhood is not immediately on display. Leafy gardens, niche museums and some of the poshest patisseries in the city all combine to create this charming Parisian neighborhood.