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This is within the old city walls and is one of the oldest parts of Paris, built over a couple of times. Now the center of the fabric and fashion trade, but this may be changing as the cool people move in.
We were lucky enough to stay here. We noticed a sense of community we hadn't seen at home. It appears every one knows each other and some seem to not leave. They were there when we went out in the morning and still there 8hrs...More
This was a stop on a walk from the Porte St Martin/Porte St Denis area to Rue Montrogueil. There is nothing special to see here but it was on my path and I knew this was the location of the Court of Miracles from Victor...More
Date of experience: March 2013
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Opera / 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.