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“shopping” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rue Ste Catherine

Rue Ste Catherine
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Bordeaux Segway Tour
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

if you want to go shopping, and your budget doesn't stretch to luxury stores, then just head for Rue Ste Catherine and you'll find pretty much all the high street shops there.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Western Australia
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32 reviews
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“Great atmosphere on a fine Saturday afternoon.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe was very crowded with locals, families and tourists. A sight to be seen.

Visited September 2013
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London
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154 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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“Remains cool in Summer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

The road is just over 1km long, from "Place de la Victoire" in the South which has a large commemorative arch and a large bronze tortoise with a fairie on its neck ! At the North is "Place de la Comedie" where the Grand Theatre and a Tourist Information Centre is situated. The majority of the shops are quite small. The only department store of any note is Gallerie Lafeyette.

The buildings are typically 4 storeys high, mainly stone built and most have metalwork balconies. The road remains cool and in the shade due to the roads North-South aspect and it being narrow.

The road is pedestrianised after 10am, before that time delivery vehicles are allowed. The majority of the shops do not open until 10am.

This road also has two McDonalds restaurants. One at
Place du la Victoire end and one near to Gallerie Lafayette at the North. A strange thing about these McD's; they sell macaroons !

Diagonally opposite the Northerly McD is the Galerie Bordelaise. This is a Anglo / Italianate arcade built in 1830. It consists of a small bar and several shops. One of which (Maurice Verdeun) is a model shop selling cars, railways, boats and casino ware ! The arcade is in a poor state of repair, but the décor is one of much grander times and is worth a visit to see plaster panels of musical instruments and floral garlands.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin
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79 reviews
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“This street is the main shopping street just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I loved the location of this hotel. It wasn't necessary to hail taxis as there are lots of bars/cafes/restaurants in this area of the city

Visited August 2013
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Bordeaux, France
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50 reviews
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“crowded and crowded”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

the would be longest pedestrian street in Europe gets packed with families, shoppers and teens, shops are of no special interest. Avoid it and try the much quieter and genuine sidestreets!

Visited August 2013
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