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Paris neighborhoods: Grands Boulevards – Montorgueil

Are you familiar with the different neighborhoods in 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 the Grands Boulevards and Montorgueil quarters are just for you!
They’re both situated in the 2nd arrondissement, in the very heart of Paris. They’re also known for their covered passageways with shops (passages couverts). They’re magical areas that allow you to travel back to the 19th century with their magnificent old stores.
The 2nd arrondissement holds a number of key attractions, such as the Palais Brongniart (the former home 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), like 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 Blûn, a gourmet crêperie that is also eco-friendly and cosy.
    Situated 20m from the passage des Panoramas, this venue has a cozy atmosphere, friendly service, free wifi and authentic Breton galette pancakes made from high quality ingredients.


Lodgis’ TIP : Start with the Biquette, a crêpe with goat’s cheese, figs, bacon and tomato, and finish with a delicious salted caramel crêpe (caramel beurre-salé)!
What’s more: La crêperie Blün ALSO lets 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, this modern art shops sells stationary, art supplies and more. It’s a real hidden gem!


Do you want to know more about the different arrondissements in Paris? Then hurry up and check out our post on where to stay in Paris for the right atmosphere!