• Pass by the Passage Jouffroy (created in 1836) and the Passage Verdeau (1847), two of the emblematic covered Parisian passages. Admire the architecture of the glass roof and explore the variety of antiquarian and specialized shops (old books, postcards, cameras, paintings...)


• Go shopping at the Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps, the historic Parisian malls that concentrate all the famous and luxury brands for clothes, cosmetics

Time to stay: a few hours

Subway: Grands Boulevards (line 8,9), Chaussée d'Antin (line 7, 8, 9)

Location: 2-9ème arrondissement


• Have a meal in a brasserie, the typical French restaurant with traditional food like the Bouillon Chartier, running since 1896


• Attend a ballet at the Opera Garnier, explore the interior of this XIXth century architecture with its impressive central stairs, massive chandelier and the huge fresco ceiling made by Chagall


• See a movie at Le Grand Rex, one of the most famous movie theater and the biggest in Europe from 1932


• Attend a concert at l’Olympia, where all the artists dream of having one day their name written on the frontage.


• Attend a play in one of the various theaters of the district, like the Folies Bergères, one of the most emblematic created in 1869

Located along the big parisian, result of the Hausmannian works that aims to open up the city, the district is the historic place of the Parisian entertainment. With its large sidewalks, big malls, famous theaters, traditional brasseries and typical covered Parisian passages, les Grands Boulevards concentrate many emblematic famous places that have not change for years.

Central and main road of the traffic, the district is quite busy and visited by lot of tourists and Parisians walking by.