We can at once start on the next walk, as it starts right here at Comédie Française. Or we can go to the Louvre which is here behind the Louvre hotel.
The fashion shops are one of the main attributes of the city. They are concentrated in the area on both sides of Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Most of the best known fashion houses in the world have their main outlets in this area.
On our way through this district we will have a look at the Opéra, the Madeleine and Place Vendôme.
Avenue de l’Opéra
We start our walk at Place André Malraux where we finished the last walk. If we arrive by the metro the station is Palais Royal.
We have a gorgeous view from the square and its fountains up Avenue de l’Opéra. This view we can continue to enjoy all the way to the Opéra. On our way we pass banks, expensive shops and side walk cafés.
Haussmann, the city planner of Napoleon III, had many slums razed in the 3rd quarter of the 19th C. to make place for splendid boulevards across the city centre.
This is one of the parade streets made at that time. It was finished in 1878. It was considered so important that an hill was removed to level the road.