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2nd Arrondissement, Paris

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The 2nd arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, the capital city of France. 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, which houses the city's most dense concentration of business activities. The arrondissement contains the former Paris Bourse and a large number of banking headquarters, as well as a textile district, known as the Sentier, and the Opéra-Comique concert hall.The 2nd arrondissement is also the home of most of Paris's surviving 19th-century glazed commercial arcades. At the beginning of the 19th century most of the streets of Paris were dark and muddy and lacked sidewalks. A few entrepreneurs copied the success of the Passage des Panoramas and its well-lit, dry and paved pedestrian passageways. By the middle of the 19th century there were about two dozen of these commercial malls, but most of them disappeared as the Paris authorities paved the main streets, added sidewalks and gas street lighting. The commercial survivors are - in addition to the Passage des Panoramas - the Galerie Vivienne, the Passage Choiseul, the Galerie Colbert, the Passage des Princes, the Passage du Grand Cerf, the Passage du Caire, the Passage Lemoine, the Passage Jouffroy, the Passage Basfour, the Passage du Bourg-L'abbé, and the Passage du Ponceau.
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  • The Great Boulevards and beautiful passages of Paris, especially the Vivienne Gallery, many restaurants and cafes and nightlife. The building of the Opera Garnier and the Bourse.
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  • Il secondo distretto di Parigi è uno dei meno interessanti tre tutti i 20 della città. Questo è il quartiere finanziario della città pertanto gli uffici si susseguono pertanto dal punto di vista turis...  read more »
  • Good place to stay if you like nightlife, better yet, because the rue Montorgueil is full of bars and restaurants. It's walking distance to places such as Centre Pompidou.
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