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 2nd District is a rich architectural extreme, so visit and revisit it and live to know really
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  • For the traveller, is 2-1, compared to a modest impression, in passage tour can be an elegant mood. It is also useful because it is near the old stock exchange building, Yen-Euro exchange rate of good money changer.
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  • North of the Palais Royal in the 1st arrondissement South of Paris Opera Garnier... that feels like the second district have large churches and historic buildings, Paris representative great passage (shopping arcade) there! In the other is said to be the most beautiful in Paris 'Galerie Vivienne", from the Opera of"passage Choiseul', Paris's oldest passage des panoramas and the main three ☆ respectively differ history and atmosphere (also), so It is fun when compared to walking. Visit especially Gallery all beautiful decoration, floor, simply by walking immersed in the very comfortable, so removing it is recommended ☆ roof, because the weather is bad, a reliable but I'm happy ☆ (≧ ▽ ≤)
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