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Opera district

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Address: Between the Louvre and boulevards Haussmann, Montmartre, Poissonniere and Bonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France
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Nice area with street performers.

There is a plaza facing the Opera house wherein you can take good pics of the surrounding area. Directly across the opera house in a straight line would be Rue Rivoli. There was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If your timing is right, like early July, you will find great sales here. Other than the infamous Galleries Lafayatte, there are lots of smaller fashion stores in the area. My wife had a blast and bought 20 items of clothes at 1/4 of the price in North America. And the styles are different too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is a plaza facing the Opera house wherein you can take good pics of the surrounding area. Directly across the opera house in a straight line would be Rue Rivoli. There was a street performer singing contemporary songs in front of the opera house that made our stop there an interesting one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a well known Opera square which is one of the important sight seeing points in Paris. There are many people resting on the stairs of Opera house as well as street entertainers and bands. There are beautiful buildings around with the Opera as the central architectural piece.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It is a very crowded area with many restaurants, shops to department stores, the Opera Garner and the Applestore. It is one of the typical example of Haussmann boulevard organization. As such, it is interesting to visit it. But it looks like a big city area. On the other hand, I find the atmosphere in the Quartier Latin, in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Paris boasts two performing opera houses: the famous Theatre Garnier and the Opera de la Bastille. Both offer outstanding works and take turns offering opera, concerts, ballet and dancing. But the charm of the Theatre Garnier, better known as "Academie Nationale de Musique" as written on top of the front, is unequalled. If you have the opportunity to attend an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Opera District is a very nice area. The Opera House is a lovely & grand structure. The neighbourhood however has many other attractions - the shopping delights on Boulevard Haussman are incredible. The restaurants, cafes & hotels in the area are also lovely. Nice area to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Opera house is stunning. It was very busy the day we were there. The area around the Opera house was clean. All around the area are plenty of shops and restaurants. You can find anything that you need in this area. Shopping and sightseeing, two of my favorite things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A really lovely accessible area.Everything is within distance-we never got a cab.The Paris metro service is superb and always near. A great base to explore the heart of Paris,lots of restaurants,shops and tourist sites within easy access. Good range of hotels too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice area to visit, good buskers, easy to get around on foot. Cafés are great too. Highly recommended to visit this area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Unlike some of the areas in Paris this one is incredibly clean. It is what struck me the most, as well as the very business orientated crowd that fills the streets here. Not much to photograph as a tourist other than the Opera, but there are some nice Japanese and Korean restaurants close by.

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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood 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, theaters, 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.
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