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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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Culture … merchandise … food … people … traffic!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Havana, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

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

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

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.

1 Thank Henry K
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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Goes, The Netherlands
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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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Paris, France
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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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Miami, Florida
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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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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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