Bourse-Opera Attractions Walking Tour, Paris

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the 2nd arrondissement, together with the adjacent 8th and 9th arrondissements, hosts an important business district, centred on the Paris Opéra. The area contains the former Paris Bourse (stock exchange), the Garnier Opera House and the famous Fragonard Perfume Museum.
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Bourse-Opera Attractions Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bourse-Opera Attractions Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: karen
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Galerie Colbert

1) Galerie Colbert

Colbert Gallery shelters the National Institute of Art History and incorporates a part of the Colbert Hotel - a mansion built in 1637, the first creation of Louis Le Vau. There is also an nice brasserie here where you can take a rest and sip some coffee or tea after touring the...   view more
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Bibliothèque Nationale

2) Bibliothèque Nationale

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is the National Library of France, located in Paris. It is intended to be the repository of all that is published in France. The National Library of France traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre by Charles V in 1368. It expanded under Louis XIV and opened to the public in 1692. The library's collections swelled to over 300,000 volumes during the radical phase of the French Revolution when the private libraries of aristocrats...   view more
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Bourse des Valeurs

3) Bourse des Valeurs

The Paris Bourse (or "Bourse de Paris" in French) is the historical Paris stock exchange, known as Euronext Paris from 2000 onwards. The building, known as the Palais Brongniart, is located in the Place de la Bourse, in the II arrondissement, Paris. The creation of Bourse de Valeurs was ordered by Napoleon that asigned Alexandre-Theodore Brogniart to design it. The architecture of the Bourse is both impressive and imposing as it has 64 columns in a classical Greek style and the...   view more
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Palais Garnier Opera House

4) Palais Garnier Opera House (must see)

Garnier Opera House, located on Place de l'Opera, is one of Paris' greatest landmarks. It was originally called the Salle des Capucines because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier. It was designed by Charles Garnier in a Neo-Baroque style and it is an architectural masterpiece of its time. The building also became an inspirational...   view more
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Fragonard Perfume Museum

5) Fragonard Perfume Museum

The Musée du Parfum, also known as the Fragonard Perfume Museum, is a French private museum of perfume located near the western side of Opéra Garnier. The museum was created in 1983 by the Fragonard perfume company within a Napoleon III town-house (built 1860). Its rooms contain period furnishings and perfume exhibits, including antique perfume bottles, containers, toiletry sets, stills for steam distillation of perfume extracts, etc. Displays show how perfumes are made today, and present the...   view more
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Théâtre Mogador

6) Théâtre Mogador

Founded in 1913 and designed by Bertie Crewe, Théâtre Mogador is a Parisian music hall theater located in the 9th well-known shopping district. It seats 1,800 people on three tiers. An audience of connoisseurs comes here to find an informal but serious ambiance. If you have sophisticated tastes you must definitely pass by and see a good performance as this is an important theater on the Parisian scene for many years now. In 1913 financier Sir Alfred Butt rented an area in Paris. Built...   view more
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Musée Gustave Moreau

7) Musée Gustave Moreau

The Musée national Gustave Moreau is an art museum dedicated to the works of the Surrealist and Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). It is the former reasidence of the painter and turned, by his decision, into a museum after his death in 1895. Today the museum contains Moreau's drawings, paintings, watercolors, and sculptures. One of Moreau's most famous paintings is - Femme Fatale that he depicts in many giuses as Salome, Eve, Delila, a sphinx, a vampire, virgin, and as a...   view more
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Le Bus Palladium

8) Le Bus Palladium

A trendy nightspot with decades of history under its belt, Le Bus Palladium has attracted some legendary names for a night of entertainment, including the Beatles, Mick Jagger, and Salvador Dali. The interior design is both chic and shabby, with plenty of velvet accents throughout the space. An extensive menu of hardy American fare is served with names of popular rock songs like the Welcome to the Jungle and the With or Without You. Live music can be found here throughout the year, with...   view more

Walking Tours in Paris, France

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Creating your own self-guided walk in Paris is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Palais-Bourbon Walking Tour

Palais-Bourbon Walking Tour

The 7th arrondissement of Paris is the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France, home to the French upper class, plus a number of French national institutions, government offices and diplomatic missions. This neighborhood boasts typically Parisian architecture complete with vibrant cafes, restaurants and gourmet shops which draw foodies in their numbers. Among other attractions on this walk you will visit the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel des Invalides (Napoléon's resting place), Palais-Bourbon, Musée d'Orsay, Musee Rodin, and Musée du quai Branly.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Opera-Elysees Souvenir Shops

Opera-Elysees Souvenir Shops

It would be a pity to leave Paris without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Paris, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Paris is one of the cities that can fairly be considered a religious destination because of the number of churches that one is able to visit here. Reports show that, for instance, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, recorded 13.65 million visits in 2006, and the number is increasing every year. This is a tour that includes some of the most beautiful Christian relics located in the center of Paris - the Latin Quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Top Paris Museums

Top Paris Museums

The following tour comprises a few great museums situated along the Seine. As France has a rich historic past and a vast cultural background, there are a lot of museums exhibiting collections that prove that. You can visit some of them by taking the suggested walking tour presented below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour II

Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour II

This is part 2 of the 1st arrondissement tour of Paris exploring one of the smallest and oldest districts of the French capital, home to some of Paris's major landmarks, as well as business and administration offices . This itinerary includes Pavillon de Flore, Tuileries Gardens, Musée de l'Orangerie and many other prominent sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution had a huge impact on France's history as it gave rise to a radical democratic republic and resulted in violence during the Reign of Terror. A lot of Paris' buildings were damaged beyond repair in the course of the Revolution. The sites they occupied are of a great historical value now. This guide is to highlight the landmarks of the French Revolution that remain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km

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