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Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the 2nd arrondissement, together with the adjacent 8th and 9th arrondissements, hosts an important business district, centered on the Paris Opéra, which houses the city's most dense concentration of...more
I keep a travel journal with me and noted that this area had many unique and interesting to see alleys. The area has much more indeed to offer besides alleys but everyone has already told you about them, but the alleys are what caught my...More
Very central neighborhood and one of my favorites, not so much because of the sites, but because of the street life. Lots of cafes and restaurants, many with reasonable prices. Youthful. But don't miss the covered passages.
You may not go there for anything specific, except maybe the Paris Bourse, which I went to take a pic. But you can not get in, so do not bother. However you have Boulevard Haussmann and Grands Boulevard to the north, Opera house to the...More
Be very careful around this neighborhood particularly in to the intersection of the 2nd and 10th arrondissement around the area of the Arc of Saint Denis. Although the area is beautiful, very ethnic, with a lot of different food options and inexpensive restaurants, it has...More
This area isn't touristy but the buildings have a quaint old world charm about them. Also there are some lovely hidden areas for the local people to enjoy - for example the Fontaine Louvois (see pic) which is inside a park with lots of seating...More
Stayed here many times and will return as this area is in the middle of it all. Also very lively with a great cafe and restaurant selection. The food market on Rue Montorgueil. The covered passages. Lots of beautiful historic buildings. Rue Reamur!
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.