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Grands Boulevards

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Boulevard Montmartre, 75008 Paris France
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Grands BoulevardsParis Metro2 min
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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access by elevator
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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access by elevator

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Queues for the Eiffel Tower can take over an hour at busy times but this skip-the-line tour lets you breeze past the crowds and enjoy priority access. Head straight up to the second floor and listen as your guide points out the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Finally, continue to the top floor on your own, where you can spend as long as you like admiring the views.
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B1714D wrote a review Jan 2020
Belgrade, Serbia8,719 contributions2,669 helpful votes
The Grands Boulevards area in 9th arrondisement is famous for nightlife with many clubs, theaters and restaurants. There aren't many tourist attractions here. The historic playhouse Folies Bergère is in this area.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Aleksandar wrote a review Jan 2020
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions1,794 helpful votes
With amazing array of shops, restaurants and quite a few landmarks, this is a great area of Paris for a nice stroll.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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John M wrote a review Nov 2019
Lyon, France1,615 contributions394 helpful votes
The sweeping big boulevards on the Right Bank of the Seine take your breath way at first sight. They are lots of shopping areas, department stores (Galeries Lafayette and Printemps), restaurants and bars, theatres, museums and great architecture and marble paving in places. Among our favourite boulevards are Montmartre, and especially Poissoniere, leading to the Italiens and the Drouot district. The Boulevard Poissonnière has two great cinemas, the Grand Rex, is a cinema and concert venue with beautiful decoration and huge main auditorium, and the Max Linder, a landmark oldstyle cinema with the largest screen in Europe.The Grévin Museum waxworks are just off the Bd Montmartre with the theater of Variety nearby. So these busy broad bouelvards have something for everyone but can be soulless, without a definite purpose in walking along. The shopping arcades, known as the Passages are very interesting, and even the sanisettes (free public toilets), designed by Patrick Jouin, to resemble a tree, have their own artistic merit. But be warned, these broad sidewalks are noisy, tiring, full of tourists and shops can be expensive.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Rumples wrote a review May 2019
Tucson, Arizona10,660 contributions3,506 helpful votes
I often find myself on at least one of the eight Grands Boulevards (Madeleine, Capucines, Italiens, Montmartre, Poissoniere, Bonne Nouvelle, Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin) during my Paris visits. These wide avenues on the Right Bank offer plenty of room for vehicles and ample sidewalk space for pedestrians.They can be found for about three kilometers between Place de la Madeleine and Place de la Republic. As a history buff, I find it interesting how they changed the city scene in the 17th century when they went in to replace the dismantled Louis XIII wall. In the mid-1800s, they changed the environs again when Baron Haussmann carried out a massive urban renewal program of new boulevards for Emperor Napoleon III. Promenade areas for Parisians, they became known for their shops, restaurants, bars and theatres, which still line the boulevards today. I like to visit their historic sights, such as the Porte Saint-Denis Triumphal Arch in the 10th arrondissement. The Passages, early forms of shopping arcades that came in with the boulevards, also appeal and are well worth visiting, especially on a rainy day. My favorites include Passage Jouffroy at 10-12 Blvd. Montmartre. It displays splendid iron and glass architecture and marble paving, along with lovely shops. On my most recent visit, I "discovered" Le Grand Rex, a cinema (largest in Europe) and concert venue at 1 Blvd. Poissonniere. Its art deco-style tower caught my eye and a friendly security man invited me in to discuss the history of this magnificent building. Walking the Grands Boulevards would likely fail to make a first-time visitor's "must see" list, but those returning to Paris on subsequent trips may enjoy what they have to offer, such as the many Passages.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Daniel A wrote a review Jul 2018
Beijing, China33,004 contributions1,419 helpful votes
I highly advise you use the Metro while touring around Paris. Let this metro stop be your guide for an exciting adventure. There are too many things to list here to do as it has everything, museums, shops, cafes, entertainment, etc… In many areas in Paris you must be on constant vigil of your wallet, but it wasn’t so here.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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