9th Arrondissement

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9th Arrondissement
4.5
About
The 9th arrondissement contains many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest, including the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann and its large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Along with the 2nd and 8th arrondissements, it hosts one of the business centers of Paris, located around the Opéra.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 9th Arr. - Opéra
How to get there
  • Saint-Georges • 2 min walk
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette • 3 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,259 contributions
A beautiful area
Oct. 2019
This is another beautiful area of Paris, like so many others. We walked the streets, like Boulevard Haussmann, on many occasions and enjoyed our time, particularly around Palais Garnier which is one of the most stunning and glamorous buildings anywhere. If you want to do some serious shopping then visit Galeries Lafayette and the other large shopping store, Printemps.
Written 19 September 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
A grand area
Jan. 2020
The highlight of this area, is probably the Opera Garnier, however it has so much more to offer, with roads/attractions less travelled.

Galeries Lafayette - done up in magical pink tones for Christmas and with a stunning Christmas tree reaching up towards the glass dome - it was truly glorious. We oohed and aahed all the designer bags and bling and slowly but surely made our way up to the 6th floor and out onto the incredible open air terrace. The views were outstanding - Sacre Coeur and Montmartre in one direction, the Eiffel Tower in the other and below us. A place to visit even if shopping is not your thing.

Musee de la Vie Romantique / Museum of the Romantic Life, tucked into the base of Montmartre. With our newly acquired ‘transport strike’ fitness regime it was a grand jaunt there one way and back another and for a free museum featuring by and large the possessions and art of the owner of the posh house - very interesting.

The picturesque McDonalds (of all things). Generally we don’t usually eat there and so pay very little attention to them, but this was one out of the box. We read up on this particular branch of the Golden Arches and found it’s the busiest in Paris with 2000 customers per day. The building itself is over 120 years old, in fact an old brewery. McDonalds had a bad trot when it first came to Paris, bad franchisees being the biggest bug bear and when they closed the lot of them down, there was a period of around a year when there were no Golden Arches in the city at all. Apparently, the branch on St Lazare, used to be accessed via the same door as a porn shop. When McDonalds took on the renovation/modernisation of this branch, it actually took two and half months - instead of their usual 4-5 days of closure. On the facade of the elaborate Alsatian, half timbered building it is Gambrinus with a golden crown (the king of beer) who is raising his mug - rather than red-haired Ronald. There is a stork perched on the chimney (unusual, even for Paris). The bill for the restoration was substantial as art restorers were called in - in fact specialists approved by the architects of buildings in France (ABF). Why? Well the roof, the facade and the three rooms on the ground floor are all listed historic monuments. As a for instance, the restorers for the facade had to gently scrape 9 layers of paint of the figure of Gambrinus to reach the original layer and restore the colours to those of the original construction period. The mosaic in the original floor, ‘To the glory of the King of Beer’ created even more difficulties as tiles of the size and colour are not longer made and 6000 tiles had to be custom made and matched to the original tones in order to fit out the restaurant floor and that of the new lift for the disabled. This job was entrusted to one of the last French mosaic factories - the Emaux de Briare. We went and actually and had a beer (Can’t say that’s possible in most Micky Ds around the world!)

Things todo :
Gare St Lazare, even if you are not taking a train, with its beautiful facade it is so worth a good look around.
Fragonard Musée du Parfum, a gentle background hum, of exotic perfume pervades the premises.
Eglise de la Sainte Trinite, Lavishly adorned 19th-century church
Palais Garnier, The opulence of this opera house never ceases to impress.
Square Edouard VII, architecturally beautiful
Rue des Martyrs, shopping
Written 31 March 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
The area beneath Montmartre
Dec. 2019
Paris 9th arrondissement starts just beneath the Montmartre hill, from Clichy blvd south. It is mostly a residential area, with lots of restaurants, theaters, shopping etc.
From the must see tourist sights I'd point out the fab Paris opera house (see that review).
Written 25 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Central
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Central area of the city, very busy but beautiful. Home of magnificant Opera and marvelous Lafayette shopping mall.
Written 19 January 2020
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Cultural center and shopping
Nov. 2019
This is a known location of culture and shopping and we spent two days and nights experiencing the area- its ambience and attractions. It was enjoyable and well worth it.
Written 25 November 2019
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Osman B
Beirut, Lebanon545 contributions
My Favorite Part of Paris
Jul. 2019
This region is in the heart of Paris. It is my favorite area. Everything evolves around the beautiful Opera Garnier palace. You will find there the two biggest shopping malls in the French capital (Printemps and Galerie Lafayettes Haussman). All the chocolate and pastry houses. The French cafes and brasseries. Hotels and retail shops for all brands from around the world. It is so vibrant. I love it.
Written 30 September 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,608 contributions
Wonderful Part of Town
Aug. 2019
There are some important buildings here such as the Opera House and the big department stores. The area is full of old fashioned hotels and the restaurants that go with them. It was at one time the neighborhood of the performers and artists who were part of the scene on the Grand Boulevards.
Written 31 August 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,608 contributions
Opera House, Theaters, Restaurants and Cool Neigborhoods
Sep. 2018
This part of Paris is known mostly for the Garnier Opera and the big department stores, but there is so much more. Several big historic theaters, some smaller ones, lots of good dining, and some interesting neighborhoods as you wander up the hill. Love this area.
Written 18 May 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,608 contributions
Shopping, Theaters, Cool Neighborhoods
Jul. 2018
This district was developed in the early 19th Century as the city expanded beyond the Grand Boulevards. Some of the first notable residents were performers in the many theaters on the Boulevards and in the district. Now the theaters continue, historic. Also lots of shopping near the Opera house. Lots of international hotels. Great restaurants, and cool neighborhoods. Love it!
Written 23 January 2019
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Joesaliba
Gudja, Malta2 contributions
Good shopping area. Interesting places easliy excessible especially by metro.
Dec. 2018
My hotel was near St Georges Metro, Main attractions could be easily reached within minutes. The area is very good for shopping were you can find a lot of famous brands. A variety of restaurants are also found in this area.
Written 11 December 2018
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