2nd Arrondissement
2nd Arrondissement
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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 business activities. The arondissement contains the former Paris Bourse (stock exchange) and a large number of banking headquarters, as well as a textile district, known as the Sentier, and the Opéra-Comique concert hall.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
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.
How to get there
  • Sentier • 3 min walk
  • Bourse • 4 min walk
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J G
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Family
Not too far away from the best high end shopping in Paris! Aside from the nearby Galeries Lafayette, you are within walking distance to a number of luxury stores at the Place de Vendôme — away from the more touristy destinations like Champs Élysées which can be crowded and have queues at the door. Aside from shopping, the 2nd arrondisement has some of the best asian eateries around Paris. Lucky for us, our hotel is along Rue St. Anne which has a plethora of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean restaurants. Come early before the dinner rush around 5 pm. At night, the area transforms into something magical with the lit cafés and lighted streets. So take a stroll past 9 pm and cafés are open late until 11 pm so come in for late night boissons or small entrees. Then continue walking down to the Jardin des Tuilleries next to the Louvre and to see it at night is a totally different experience once the day crowds have dispersed. Like always, protect yourself and your loved ones and be aware of your surroundings. Just be polite and just say non merci and be on your way.
Written 8 April 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
Oct. 2022
This rather small area is worth and explore, it is home to more than a few of the covered passage ways, like passage, Vivienne, Grand Cerf and Choiseul, (which are fun to explore), also the top of Rue Montorgueil, (food street begins here) a not to be missed foodie haven. This area deserves further attention, by the visitor.
Written 20 November 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Jul. 2022
One of my favorite districts of the city as there is great food here, markets, restaurants and cafes. We keep coming back for the food. It is also central, a short walk to many sites. And there is a lot of history here. lots of pedestrian areas so no traffic.
Written 12 November 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
May 2022
This is one of our favorite parts of Paris for a long stay as the access to transportation and food is excellent. Great market stands, good choice of restaurants and vibrant cafes. You can walk to many of the great monuments. Very popular with youth.
Written 28 June 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Sep. 2021
This is the part of town where we try to stay on our visits because we love the vibe, the young people who fill up the cafes and terraces and all the great food stores. There are some monuments here, plus a lot of quiet walks on pedestrian streets with great architecture.
Written 2 March 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,330 contributions
Dec. 2021
Not the biggest Arrondissement, however, in our opinion , one of the coolest, doesn't have the to attractions, however, walking the streets taking in the vibe, is a must, eat street (Rue Montorgueil), is our go to for all our catering needs.
Written 7 January 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Sep. 2021
This is one of my favorite parts of Paris because of the food markets and the inexpensive restaurants. It's also the district where I search for a place to stay. Lots of young people around, lively. Also central with great access to everything.
Written 21 September 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Mar. 2020
We always try to stay in this area as we love the central location, the great food and the liveliness, especially in the evening. Very walkable, and indeed one can walk to so many famous monuments from here.
Written 23 November 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia44,462 contributions
Oct. 2019
This is part of central Paris and is in fact part of the centre of the business district of the city. It is probably not everyone's ideal Paris but we did not mind it at all. There are plenty of shops around and lots of people too.
Written 25 September 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,375 contributions
Jan. 2020
We have stayed in this district several times and continue to return since it is full of great food markets, inexpensive cafes and restaurants. Very cool and popular with young people and in the early evening, this district is full of folks having fun. And there are some very good upscale restaurants.
Written 6 May 2020
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