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Paris neighborhoods: Grands Boulevards – Montorgueil

Are you familiar with the neighborhoods of Paris? Is your trip approaching, but you haven’t yet decided which neighborhood to stay in?
If you want to stay in a lively, vibrant neighborhood, then Grands Boulevards et Montorgueil are just for you!
 
They’re situated in the 2nd arrondissement in the very heart of Paris. They’re also known for their covered markets (passages couverts). They’re magical areas which allow you to travel back in time with their magnificent old stores.
 
The 2nd arrondissement holds a number of key attractions such as: the Palais Brongniart (the former temple of the French stock market), the headquarters of the Crédit Lyonnais bank, the Palais Berlitz, the Opéra Comique, the Richelieu Library of the BNF (the National Library of France and the Basilica of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires).

For a perfect stay in one of Paris’ neighborhoods: Grands Boulevards-Montorgueil

     

  • Explore the covered markets (passages couverts) : Galerie Vivienne, Passage Choiseul, Passage de la Trinité, Passage des Princes, Passage du Bourg-l’Abbé, Passage du Caire, Passage du grand Cerf et Passage des Panoramas.
     

  • Eat in the very, very gourmet crêperie Blün (an original, eco-friendly crêperie).
     
    Situated 20m from the passage des Panoramas, this venue has a cosy atmosphere, friendly service, free wifi and authentic ‘galettes’ pankcakes made with high quality ingredients.
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Lodgis’ TIP : Start with the «Biquette», a crêpe with goat’s cheese, figs, bacon and tomato, and finish with a delicious crêpe with salted caramel (caramel beurre-salé)!
 
What’s more: La crêperie Blün ets you take away dishes to enjoy in the comfort of your own rented apartment.

 

  • Go shopping in « L’Illustre Boutique ». Situated inside the passage du grand cerf, it’s the boutique of contemporary illustration.
    You will also find decorative objects and stationary which make this place a real gem of its kind.

 
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Are you looking for a calmer, more luxurious neighborhood near a particular location? See our next article : «Paris neighborhoods: «Louvre – Palais Royal»
 
 
 

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