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This may be the geographic center of Paris. All of the Metro and suburban train lines come together here. Several major boulevards converge. It's classic 19th Century design with fountains, a small park, and 2 big theaters.
I've spoken in length on my IGTV Video 'How to make most of Paris' Why, this is where you need to be. It is right smack in the middle of it all. It is on the right of Seinne River bank. It has a lot...More
Place du Châtelet is a public square near Pont au Change on the Right Bank side of the Seine River. The most interesting thing to see here is the Fontaine du Palmier which was designed in 1806 by François-Jean Bralle.
What you see here is...More
This may be one of the absolute centers of the city, so it is very busy, lots of traffic and lots of people. Some big grand theaters are here, but otherwise this area does not have a lot of character. A bit polluted.
Place du Châtelet is a small public square on the right bank of the river Seine. In the centre of the square is Fontaine du Palmier or Fontaine de la Victoire. This fountain was designed to celebrate the French victory. The 4 sphinxes spue the...More
Place du Chatelet is where the Tourist info office is... It also has a fountain [216 years old] in its centre and can be easily reached at the metro station and train hub "Chatelet les Halles" [which is also the largest underground subway/train station in...More
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.