Palais Royal

Although Palais Royal is near grand museums like The Louvre, the neighborhood provides a quiet retreat from the city's commotion.

Palais Royal maintains a low-key atmosphere amid its regal surroundings. Informal brasseries, boulangeries, wine bars, and ateliers contrast Palais Royal’s majestic gardens and tranquil waterscapes. As a quiet retreat in the center of the city, Palais Royal succeeds valiantly—it's common to see smartly dressed gentlemen occupying well-placed benches within the grounds’ otherworldly opulence. When it comes to being an epicenter of high-class yet casual culture, Palais Royal is king.

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On the Map

Palais Royal is bordered by Notre Dame - Ile de La Cité, Madeleine - Vendôme, Châtelet - Les Halles - Beaubourg, Louvre - Tuileries, II Arrondissement, and Opéra - Grands Boulevards

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Charles-De-Gaulle Airport: About 55 min by Subway
Orly Airport: About an hour by Subway (40 min by taxi)
Châtelet-Les-Halles: About 10 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 20 min by Subway

A Royal Setting In the Center of the City

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Narrow passages lead into the Palais Royal garden, one the most protected areas in Paris.

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The secluded garden exudes an enlightened, royal air.

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The fashion-forward Place des Victoires hosts notable fashion shows that take place against the backdrop of its stunning architecture.

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These cafes and restaurants eternalize the 1920s Golden Age of Paris.

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... you will find everything you need to enjoy your stay including a convenient supermarket, the renowned Jean-Noël Julien bakery, and nice cafes and typical French "bistrots"."

Not a Laughing Matter

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Founded by King Louis the XIV, The Comédie Française is a state theater, recognized as the greatest symbol of French classical drama.

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In the courtyard, Buren's Columns offer an unusual welcome to the theater.

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The artist installed them in the 1970's; they have since been the source of much controversy.

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Catching the Metro at Palais Royal proves just as peculiar.

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Not to be outdone, The French Ministry of Culture boasts a curious facade.

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From april to october the Louvois park or Palais Royal gardens grass are ready for your first historical sunbathe. For "Madame", many trendy fashion shops await Place des Victoires and on Rue Etienne Marcel."

Elegance at Every Corner

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Casual chic is the standard in Palais Royal.

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Numerous shops and boutiques sell one-of-a-kind treasures ranging from toys to hand-crafted garments.

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The neighbourhood was very nice and safe at night with lots of eateries, bakeries and supermarkets."

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Visited in 2012

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.

Marc Olivier Le Blanc

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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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