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2nd Arrondissement Guide

Montorgueil: Business as Usual

  • French Stock Exchange
  • Théâtre de la Michodière
  • Shopping in the 2nd Arr in Paris

The 2nd offers a quiet reprieve from the busier, more touristy neighborhoods in the center. Long thought of as just a business district, the 2nd (and smallest) arrondissement has been revitalized and is now full of shopping galleries, hip restaurants, and the foodie street Rue Montorgueil.

Getting there

Metro: M3 to Opéra; M8 to Grands Boulevards


Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique · Rue des Degrès · Le Grand Rex · Palais Brongniart · Rue Montorgueil

Aeon's Picks

Le Bouillon Chartier: Nothing less than a Parisian institution, Chartier offers inexpensive and tasty Parisian cuisine. Frequented by students, locals, and tourists alike, it has entrées for only €2!
Rue des Rosiers · bouillon-chartier.com

La Galerie Vivienne: Perhaps the most famous arcade in all of Europe, La Galerie Vivienne is exceptionally preserved and well worth a visit. It mosaic floor is sure to please, and even better - the shop clerks there are helpful and, dare I say, friendly.
5 Rue de la Banque

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