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Financial district

The 2nd Arrondissement is an important area of business and banking in this primarily financial... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
rayrest
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Not really a tourist attraction here and because of that isn't expensive like other district. Cheap... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
samuel8248
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

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 turistico non troverete nulla di interessante. Potrete trovare qualche ristorantino, bar o roba del genere ma null'altro di interessante.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

I was in the area doing some business with a corresponding banking house and took a look around - surprise for Paris, there's not much of any key sights or attractions of note. The Paris Bourse (stock exchange) is the only minor exception. Very small area that you'll pass by or through and not take any notice. ...

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

My wife and I were in the 2nd Arrondissement to go to a restaurant for lunch that my daughter, who is vegan, had picked out. The 2nd is the business district for this area of central Paris. Our lunch at Le Pain Quotidien was very good. If we hadn't been searching out this restaurant we would not have ventured into the 2nd. It does not have any tourist attractions that we were interested in visiting.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed June 6, 2015

Apart from the old Stock Market building, the rest of that arrondissement is made of office buildings, cafes and shops. I don't find it a very attractive area.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed May 2, 2015

The 2nd arrondissement serves as the financial center of Paris and offers little for first-time visitors on the Right Bank. It is the smallest of the city's 20 arrondissements and can be explored on foot in about an hour without stops. I sometimes pass through the 2nd when going to the magnificent Opera Garnier, which is on its border in the 9th.

If in the area, many tourists would likely enjoy Rue Montorgueil, a lively cobbled market street in the southeast section of the arrondissement. I find it fun to wander here, checking out its many shops, They feature everything from wine to cheese and it's easy to locate the makings for a picnic. La Maison Stoher, which opened in 1730, is located here.Though it gets much publicity for being one of the oldest bakeries in Paris, I consider the products to be average and recommend waiting to buy baked goods elsewhere.

For those interested in architecture, I suggest a visit to historic Rue Reaumur near the intersection with Place de la Bourse. A facade competition, sponsored by the city of Paris, was held here in the late 1800s to encourage a new look to the city. Architects outdid each other, using elements such as bow windows large sculpture and open balconies. I especially like the building at 61-63 with a clock above an elaborate piece of sculpture.

Most of the city's historic covered arcades, known as passages and galleries, are located in or near the 2nd arrondissement. Exploring these can be a worthwhile activity anytime, but especially on a rainy day.

Date of experience: March 2015
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