9th Arrondissement
9th Arrondissement
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The 9th arrondissement contains many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest, including the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann and its large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Along with the 2nd and 8th arrondissements, it hosts one of the business centers of Paris, located around the Opéra.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Slightly uphill from the Opera House, you will find this lively neighborhood, famous for department stores and the former homes of 19th Century performers and artists. Now grand apartment buildings, lots of hotels, and as you go uphill you will find the super hip SoPi neighborhood, full of clubs and bars and lots of young people. Some grand architecture. One of my favorite areas.
Written 3 February 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
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May 2023 • Friends
Most people associate the 9th Arrondissement with great looking buildings and shopping area's and rightly so ,Palais Garnier has to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris ,one of many stunning buildings in this district and as for shopping you have Galeries Lafeyette ,the world famous shopping centre and Boulevard Haussmann with it's high end retail outlets ,there's also some great theatres in the area such as the historic Theatre De Paris but for me the Saint Georges District part of the 9th Arrondissement is the area I gravitate too ,it's the historical heart of the 9th Arrondissement bounded by Boulevard De Clichy with Pigalle and Montmartre districts to the south ,it's full of great cafés,bars,pubs and restaurants ,it's a district within a district I love to explore on any holiday to Paris I take ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to Paris.
Written 24 May 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Our faves for this area is the covered passageways that adorn the streets as well as Galleries Lafayette satisfies the shopping urge.
A must for us on this visit was seeing Cinderella at the Palais Garnier, this a simply stunning venue, over the top in Opulence, we enjoy the show and the salubrious interior, it is also home to the very popular, Bouillon Chartier, a must try for down to earth french cuisine
Written 20 November 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We have rented an apartment in this area and are loving the diversity of restaurants and cafes here. The area was developed in the early 19th Century as a good residential area and attracted a lot of artists and performers. Now there are a few museums, some theaters, and a lot of food. Check out the hopping SoPi area, south of Pigalle.
Written 9 June 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A grand area, being home to the Opera Garnier, however, during this visit it was all about the shopping, there is something for everyone here, also plenty of restaurants, cafes, boulangerie, for that well needed break
Written 22 January 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Big department stores, major train station, gorgeous theaters from the 19th Century, the big opera house, and lots and lots of restaurants, all good reasons to spend a lot of time in this fascinating part of town. Then wander over to the residential areas that were developed for theater people. Lots of hotels here.
Written 9 September 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is another beautiful area of Paris, like so many others. We walked the streets, like Boulevard Haussmann, on many occasions and enjoyed our time, particularly around Palais Garnier which is one of the most stunning and glamorous buildings anywhere. If you want to do some serious shopping then visit Galeries Lafayette and the other large shopping store, Printemps.
Written 19 September 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The highlight of this area, is probably the Opera Garnier, however it has so much more to offer, with roads/attractions less travelled.

Galeries Lafayette - done up in magical pink tones for Christmas and with a stunning Christmas tree reaching up towards the glass dome - it was truly glorious. We oohed and aahed all the designer bags and bling and slowly but surely made our way up to the 6th floor and out onto the incredible open air terrace. The views were outstanding - Sacre Coeur and Montmartre in one direction, the Eiffel Tower in the other and below us. A place to visit even if shopping is not your thing.

Musee de la Vie Romantique / Museum of the Romantic Life, tucked into the base of Montmartre. With our newly acquired ‘transport strike’ fitness regime it was a grand jaunt there one way and back another and for a free museum featuring by and large the possessions and art of the owner of the posh house - very interesting.

The picturesque McDonalds (of all things). Generally we don’t usually eat there and so pay very little attention to them, but this was one out of the box. We read up on this particular branch of the Golden Arches and found it’s the busiest in Paris with 2000 customers per day. The building itself is over 120 years old, in fact an old brewery. McDonalds had a bad trot when it first came to Paris, bad franchisees being the biggest bug bear and when they closed the lot of them down, there was a period of around a year when there were no Golden Arches in the city at all. Apparently, the branch on St Lazare, used to be accessed via the same door as a porn shop. When McDonalds took on the renovation/modernisation of this branch, it actually took two and half months - instead of their usual 4-5 days of closure. On the facade of the elaborate Alsatian, half timbered building it is Gambrinus with a golden crown (the king of beer) who is raising his mug - rather than red-haired Ronald. There is a stork perched on the chimney (unusual, even for Paris). The bill for the restoration was substantial as art restorers were called in - in fact specialists approved by the architects of buildings in France (ABF). Why? Well the roof, the facade and the three rooms on the ground floor are all listed historic monuments. As a for instance, the restorers for the facade had to gently scrape 9 layers of paint of the figure of Gambrinus to reach the original layer and restore the colours to those of the original construction period. The mosaic in the original floor, ‘To the glory of the King of Beer’ created even more difficulties as tiles of the size and colour are not longer made and 6000 tiles had to be custom made and matched to the original tones in order to fit out the restaurant floor and that of the new lift for the disabled. This job was entrusted to one of the last French mosaic factories - the Emaux de Briare. We went and actually and had a beer (Can’t say that’s possible in most Micky Ds around the world!)

Things todo :
Gare St Lazare, even if you are not taking a train, with its beautiful facade it is so worth a good look around.
Fragonard Musée du Parfum, a gentle background hum, of exotic perfume pervades the premises.
Eglise de la Sainte Trinite, Lavishly adorned 19th-century church
Palais Garnier, The opulence of this opera house never ceases to impress.
Square Edouard VII, architecturally beautiful
Rue des Martyrs, shopping
Written 31 March 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Paris 9th arrondissement starts just beneath the Montmartre hill, from Clichy blvd south. It is mostly a residential area, with lots of restaurants, theaters, shopping etc.
From the must see tourist sights I'd point out the fab Paris opera house (see that review).
Written 25 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Central area of the city, very busy but beautiful. Home of magnificant Opera and marvelous Lafayette shopping mall.
Written 19 January 2020
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