The 2nd of the Paris arrondissements, Opéra - Bourse is at the centre of the action.
Galerie Vivienne, Opera Garnier, Place Madeleine, Paris Bourse, Banque de France, Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Cafe de la Paix, Fauchons, Place Madeleine
This rich, cultured and yet business-like neighbourhood dresses to impress. Opulent architecture adorns it's streescapes alongside art nouveau passages like Galerie Vivienne, Opéra Garnier, probably the most famous opera house in the world, stands a decent length queue away from two world class department stores - Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. World famous Café de la Paix fronts a quarter crammed with diverse restaurants, clubs and theatres.
If your passion is macaroons then sate your appetite on Place Madeleine where you will find Fauchon and other fine food emporiums. If your thing is stocks and shares and high finance then you are in the right place to borrow, buy and sell with the Banque de France and the Paris Bourse (stock exchange) at the end of the south side of the district.
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Opulent Opéra Garnier
Let her bring home a ballet dress from the Paris Opéra National or (and!) feel like a Princess in Paris.
Easy walking distance to the river, Louvre and Opera Garnier...
... Bibliotheque Nationale and all manner of restaurants, boulangeries and patisseriess.
Roger Gamble (1 adult, Australia), September 2014 | Stayed in Rue Lulli in Opéra - Bourse
There is only one Cafe de la Paix
Les Grands Magasins, Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps - must visits for fashion and food
and American gadgets
We only used the metro once…
… because everything was so close. The location was brilliant, walking distance to pretty much anywhere.
Tanya and Jamie Gibson, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, July 2013 | stayed in Rue Godot de Mauroy in Opéra - Bourse
So Paris! Fast food always in demand, even in Paris' most cultured neighbourhood!
- a very long street so why not bike it!
Rue Royale linking Place Concorde and Place Madeleine
Minim's by day, Maxim's by night
And around the corner, the celebrated Buddha Bar
Rue Royale is where to shop for a luxury time piece.
All the luxury French food names can be found on Place Madeleine
Place des Petits Peres
Make a special note to find Place des Petits Peres, a quiet little square off Place des Victoires. There you can admire the art deco of Au Panetier and treat yourself to their famous pain au chocolat. Afterwards pause for a cafe or more at Au Vide Gousset next door.
The Basilica of Notre Dame des Victoires is also on Place des Petits Peres and Galeries Vivienne (classical Paris passage of shops) is across the street.
… close to metro stations (Cadet and Le Peletier) and surrounded by interesting arcades, shops and restaurants.
Jan Nicholls, Australia, August 2013 | stayed in Rue de Provence in Opéra - Bourse
Entered from the street or from the Galeries Vivienne, Legrand Filles et Fils (daughters and sons!) is a famous cave a vin - pause for a glass or bottle of wine to share from their abundant racks.
Rue Quatre Septembre and Place de la Bourse
- the business heart of the city around the Bourse (stock exchange).
Paris' chocolate museum at Bonne Nouvelle metro includes demonstrations and tastings so brilliant for your kids (and you!)
Opera - Bourse is an ideal base in central Paris from which to easily access Disneyland Paris
35 minutes door to door on the RER A train from Auber - Opera station to Disneyland Paris.