Opéra - Grands Boulevards

A conveniently walkable neighborhood in the central core of Paris culture.

Ionic columns and Art Nouveau palaces compose the lavish streetscapes of Opéra – Grands Boulevards  Exemplifying the height of Parisian style, the neighborhood’s famous department stores clothe forward-thinking fashionistas while the Garnier Opera House redefines high culture. Opéra – Grands Boulevards'  refined disposition extends far beyond its garments, tenors, and sopranos—this central Paris neighborhood’s also flaunts fastidious restaurants, impeccably designed spaces, sultry clubs, and a theatrical nightlife that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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On the Map

Opéra - Grands Boulevards is bordered by Madeleine - Vendôme, Palais Royal, Canal Saint-Martin, Châtelet - Les Halles - Beaubourg, II Arrondissement, Pigalle - Saint-Georges, and Saint-Lazare

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Charles de Gaulle airport : About 50 min by Subway (40 min by taxi)
Orly airport: About 50 min by Subway
Châtelet-les-Halles: About 10 min by subway
Eiffel Tower: About 20 min by Subway

Opulent Entertainment at Paris' Premier Opera House

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Paris' 19th century opera house astounds visitors.

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From its gold-leafed statues to its marble archways, the Opera's old-world workmanship translates into modern-day glamor.

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The Opera is also called "Palais Garnier" to distinguish it from Paris' second opera house in Bastille.

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Find contemporary kinds of cinematic experiences in Opéra – Grands Boulevards, too.

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Musee Grevin showcases wax characters.

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A drastic departure from the regality of the neighborhood's opera house, Paris' largest cinema is a modern-day stage for dramatic displays.

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The area of the "Grands Boulevards" is known for its constant animation with its many restaurants, cafés, shops, theaters and cinemas."

High Class Department Stores and Couture Food

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The Printemps department store lures shoppers to Opéra – Grands Boulevards.

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Paris' most renowned designers cut their cloth in this high-fashion neighborhood.

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Opéra – Grands Boulevards is home to another famed department store, Galeries Lafayette.

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If designer labels don't suit your style, visit Passage du Havre, Opéra – Grands Boulevards' everyday mall.

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Trendy cafes and picture-perfect table settings welcome shoppers in for lunch between dressing rooms.

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Bon appétit.

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For Parisians, the boulevards are associated with a certain state of mind - wandering and lightness, epitomized by the 19th century flaneur. The 9th is now the emblematic neighborhood of modern Paris, inhabited by both newcomers and by native Parisians."

Passages Couverts: Paris' Famous Covered Shops

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Shopping in the rain isn't as enjoyable as shopping while dry. Paris solved this problem for its bourgeoisie in the 19th century: the city covered Opéra – Grands Boulevards' commercial corridor.

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Bookstores, sweet shops, and antique curiosities await your discovery.

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Treat yourself.

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The pedestrian streets and maintain the warm atmosphere of this district. With only a short walk to the Louvre or the Pompidou museum you are really right there in the middle of it all."

High-Powered Business Around the Opera

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Opéra – Grands Boulevards was once the seat of Paris' stock exchange. Though the neighborhood's fiscal matters now revolve around antique coin collectors, the building's regal architecture infuses Opéra – Grands Boulevards with dramatic flair.

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Fitting, for a neighborhood based on the theatre.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.

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Rachael Woodson is an American photographer based in Paris. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and ENSBA in Paris. Her work explores realms of psychology and family. She also photographs for clients including Airbnb, Rolling Stone, and Nylon. Rachael had an amazing time photographing the diverse neighborhoods and people of Paris for this project.

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Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.

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