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Very impressive arch that apparently used to be the entrance to the city? Probably linked to the... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Arch as former city entrance

We came as part of our sightseeing tour across Paris and passed this larger arch (bigger than the... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Arch as former city entrance”
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19 boulevard Saint Denis, 75002 Paris, France
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Very impressive arch that apparently used to be the entrance to the city? Probably linked to the St Denis village just outside of Paris. There are two large arches, just streets apart. In a vibrant , if a little unclean area. But worth a look...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We came as part of our sightseeing tour across Paris and passed this larger arch (bigger than the Porte Saint Martin one next door). Well made and top maintained - lots to see if you take the time to walk around. Is this a helpful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

We were around this district every day on our recent visit. Absolutely love this neighborhood, a mix of hip Millenials, newly arrived immigrants, and lots of shoppers. Full of cafes and restaurants of all types, but many are affordable. The arch itself is magnificent.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 6, 2018

At the top of the hill in Montmartre, is the statue of the first bishop of Paris, Saint Denis. . . In this statue Saint Denis is seen holding his own head. This is because, at first, he was sentenced to be crucified on top...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

As you can see from how many countries that I have visited (85 countries) from my reviews (well over 1300 reviews) that I am an experienced traveler and had a bad experience around here. The Arch is nicer than Porte Saint Martin but just a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Clevlander
Reviewed September 21, 2017

I don't know what I like more, the splendid architecture of this very old arch (with its important history), or the vibrant aspect of this dynamic Paris neighborhood, full of diverse people scurrying about. Lots to see here, lots of good food and drink, lots...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 12, 2017

strange place for an arch, seems like its in the wrong part of paris! interesting area around though with not many tourists

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

Walk along Rue Saint-Denis and you will suddenly come across this interesting feature. Apparently the "porte" was one of the original gates to the city along one of the original streets.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Nerad
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Big arch built by Louis XIV now in an interesting diverse area in the middle of the old city. It's safe; don't be discouraged by the sex shops in the area.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Nice old architecture. I came by here in the cab to the hotel then walked back for some snaps. There's obviously an attraction to it as I sat nearby in Burgers and Fries, and saw a guy posing for a good twenty minutes in front...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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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
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Hello there. So i am travelling to Paris with my girlfriend for a few nights, and are looking for some appartaments to live at. I woulld like to know if Porte Saint-Denis district is safe or should we go for something more expensive in single digit districts? We are young students so the money is limited a bit. The appartament is located on Rue d'Enghien. Regards
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This is not a good area; go for something in the 11th or 14th or 15th -- doesn't have to be single digit.