This neighborhood has heavy traffic, but also beautiful shopping arcades. Lively Rue des Martyrs is the best-known street in the neighborhood. Many Parisians come here to shop for groceries, as well as for clothing. You'll find plenty of boutiques here that sell fashion by still undiscovered designers, who might just be on the verge of their big breakthrough! The street descends toward Grands Boulevards, where you'll find department stores Lafayette and Le Printemps, and beautiful shopping arcades, where Paris's 19th century elite once strolled. Now this is a hotspot for tasty and affordable food, that gets very busy around lunchtime.
Routes going through Rue des Martyrs & Grands Boulevards
Quartier des Martyrs, Grands Boulevards, Louvre & Madeleine
- Highly recommended for lovers of architecture
- Suitable for rainy days, with plenty of museums and shopping arcades
- Authentic French cafés with delicious coffee along the way