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Opera district

#178 of 1,123 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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Nice area!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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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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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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Paris, France
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You may want to take hotels close tot this area, as there's local shopping, a lot of theatres and good food around. and the street is open in the night as well serving drinks and food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This area has many shops as well as the big department stores- Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Uniqlo has a 3 story store near the big department stores. Many boutique stores and restaurants in the area. I have stayed in an apartment here on a visit to the city. After the stores close at night, it is not as lively as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Words cannot describe what this opera house looks like. You have to visit it if you're in Paris take two hours and go through the entire facility it is spectacular. The metro has a stop so it is easy to get to. Wonderful food on the outside in a little café.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After taking the metro to 'Opera' we walked around to check out the sites and the shopping. Lots of interesting things to see.

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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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