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Very impressive arch that apparently used to be the entrance to the city? Probably linked to the St Denis village just outside of Paris. There are two large arches, just streets apart. In a vibrant , if a little unclean area. But worth a look...More
We came as part of our sightseeing tour across Paris and passed this larger arch (bigger than the Porte Saint Martin one next door).
Well made and top maintained - lots to see if you take the time to walk around.
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We were around this district every day on our recent visit. Absolutely love this neighborhood, a mix of hip Millenials, newly arrived immigrants, and lots of shoppers. Full of cafes and restaurants of all types, but many are affordable. The arch itself is magnificent.
At the top of the hill in Montmartre, is the statue of the first bishop of Paris, Saint Denis. .
In this statue Saint Denis is seen holding his own head. This is because, at first, he was sentenced to be crucified on top...More
As you can see from how many countries that I have visited (85 countries) from my reviews (well over 1300 reviews) that I am an experienced traveler and had a bad experience around here. The Arch is nicer than Porte Saint Martin but just a...More
I don't know what I like more, the splendid architecture of this very old arch (with its important history), or the vibrant aspect of this dynamic Paris neighborhood, full of diverse people scurrying about. Lots to see here, lots of good food and drink, lots...More
Nice old architecture. I came by here in the cab to the hotel then walked back for some snaps. There's obviously an attraction to it as I sat nearby in Burgers and Fries, and saw a guy posing for a good twenty minutes in front...More
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.