District

GRANDS-BOULEVARDS

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The district has not changed much! The theatres are as many and restaurants rarely out of clients. The Grands boulevards have remained popular, it is pleasant to walk the evening after coming out of the cinema. 

The Museum Grevin, known worldwide, will delight young and old alike with its parade of international stars reproduced in wax. The Hotel Chopin's windows overlook the Museum! 

Do not miss the Drouot sales house, where the famous auctions take place. Make a small tour in the world of art and collectors: the sixteen exhibition rooms and their daily sales are open between 11am and noon, sixty objects are sold at a time. Imagine animation of the place! 

The district is also known today by fans and collectors of coins (Numismatists) where specialty shops gather around La Bourse and rue Vivienne. The Grands Boulevards are also known by the world of Philately, boutiques are located Rue Drouot, a few steps away from Hotel Chopin. 

Visit the other passages, as the Passage Verdeau, picturesque passages with arts shops and antique shops, its small Parisian Bistro and restaurant in the German colours. The other side of the boulevard Montmartre, opposite the passage Jouffroy, continue to share a series of covered passages, the Panoramas, the Feydeau Gallery or even the Saint-Marc Gallery... You can from the Grands Boulevards to the Palais-Royal passing from one to another: the passages of Cairo, Ponceau, that of the Grand Cerf, galleries Vivienne and Colbert. Live the literary atmosphere of these galleries, with their cobblestones and their antique colorful signs.

Discover all the parisian monuments you can walk to, from the Hotel Chopin.

Opéra Garnier

10 min

Grévin Museum

1 min

Louvre Museum

15 min

Palais Royal

10 min

Sacré Coeur

20 min

Notre-Dame

30 min

Department stores

10 min

Madeleine Church

15 min

Grand-Palais

30 min

Vendôme Place 

15 min

Bourse

3 min

 Pompidou Museum

25 min

 

Covered passages:

Most of the passages were built in the first half of the 19th century to protect a wealthy clientele from the weather and to propose a ensemble of shops. The concept of shopping malls was born! Paris will export its model to other major cities like Milan and the Vittorio Emanuele Passage. 

Paris will count up to 150 passages in the 1850s, but the Haussmann work and competition from department stores will lead to the disappearance of most of the passages. 

Passage Jouffroy in which the Hotel Chopin is located is one of the 24 that have been saved. This passage dedicated to a wealthy clientele was already heated at the time!

 

“I love loitering on the Grands Boulevards.
There is so many things, so many things
So many things to see...
I find my small hotel
My room where the window looks
Onto a corner of heaven
From where I receive a call
All the rumors, all the stories
Of an enchanting world
The Grands Boulevards.” 
Maybe Yves Montand talked about Hotel Chopin in his famous song

Chez Chartier

Le petit Cadet

Gallopin

Les fils à Maman

 
 
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