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Opera district

#152 of 912 things to do in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
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Address: Between the Louvre and boulevards Haussmann, Montmartre, Poissonniere and Bonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France
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The Opera is an outstanding & imposing building right in Central Paris in the 8eme arrondissement The ornate decorations, the elaborate furnishings and the beautiful rooms make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Opera is an outstanding & imposing building right in Central Paris in the 8eme arrondissement The ornate decorations, the elaborate furnishings and the beautiful rooms make any visit to the Opera a special one. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in December 2015 and everyday walked the friendly and interesting streets of the Opera district everyday exploring many points of interest. The Opera itself is worth visiting at night when it is illuminated and extra beautiful. The streets are quite busy in this area of Paris but generally pedestrian friendly.

Thank podrozniczka60
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love this area of Paris. Its classy and less touristy the the champs or eiffel areas. The buildings are lovely to look at and indeed photograph. We stayed in this area this week and I have to say it felt very safe and romantic throughout. Definitely a good area to stay

Thank SarahCorell
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There is more to this area than the world famous Paris Opera. There are many great cafes and restaurants and fantastic shops especially on Boulevard Haussman

Thank Kevin F
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We have visited Paris twice during the last few years and on each of those visits we have stayed in the same hotel which is located just a short walk from the Avenue de l’ Opera. Consequently, we have become quite familiar with the Opera district. During our most recent visit we took several long walks along the avenue. In... More 

Thank BigHugh51
Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I love this zone of Paris...There you can do everything, shopping is top, restaurants very good and the Opera is fantastic!!

Thank Roberto P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This of course is a bustling Area as there are a lot of places that visitors would like to visit. Lots of shops to see and lots of historical buildings to visit a good place to visit, but I wouldn't want a hotel to close as it could get a bit noisy at night

Thank karen m
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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