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The 2nd Arrondissement

Sentier - Bourse - Montorgueil

The 2nd Arrondissement Sentier - Bourse - Montorgueil

The Stock Exchange, La Presse and the Textile industry used to be the lifeblood of this district, which still retains the scars of its past, particularly with the imposing buildings on Rue Réaumur.
Nowadays it is famous for its numerous glass roofs and passages, under which, craft shops and cafés create an almost magical animation.
A particular favourite for the Galerie Vivienne, a real jewel.
You can find tea rooms, antique shops, bookshops, florists, wine shops... No wonder this was the favorite passage for Parisians until the Second Empire.

Living in the 2nd arrondissement means strolling through the lively streets of the Montorgueil district, shopping on rue Etienne Marcel and admiring the majestic Place des Victoires, but it also means enjoying the nightlife on the most popular boulevard Poissonnière.