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Grands Boulevards Tours

Grands Boulevards is an area in Paris situated in close proximity to Opéra Garnier and Grands Boulevards metro station. The plural form is not a coincidence; these lavish avenues and boulevards all exemplify the Parisian style created by the Baron Haussmann, whose work completely changed the city’s allure during the second Napoleonic empire in what is now considered a primitive form of urbanism. The grand scale, transformative works saw Paris welcome wider avenues, numerous fountains, intricately ornate buildings, and plentiful green spaces. But Haussmann did not create those spaces out of thin air; most of the Grands Boulevards now stand on what used to be the Louis XIII wall, which explains their remarkable size, uncommon for Paris at the time. It’s unclear which streets are part of the Grands Boulevards denomination and what the credentials are; it would be logical to think that boulevards like Beaumarchais, Capucines, Filles-du-Calvaire, Montmartre, Madeleine, Temple, Saint-Martin, Bonne-Nouvelle, Poissonnière, and Italiens would qualify considering their respective style and history.

The Grand Boulevards area is also famous for being home to typically French department stores like Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, as well as most of the city’s major theatres and nightclubs.

Practical Info

Grand Boulevards is a Parisian neighbourhood contained within the square formed by Place de la Madeleine, boulevard de Strasbourg, rue Réaumur, and rue Richer, in the city’s 9th arrondissement. It is not advised to get to Grand Boulevards by car as parking is scarce and complicated; the area comprises several metro stations, including Grands Boulevards, Opéra, Strasbourg Saint-Denis, Bourse, and Chaussée d’Antin (with service on lines 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 14).

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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Ticket and Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Paris, null
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Skip the Line: Louvre Museum Ticket and Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Pack Paris’ highlights all into one day hop-on, hop-off bus pass, including a skip-the-line ticket to the Louvre For the time selected ( redeem your voucher ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $70.14
How to Become a Parisian in One Hour: The Hit Comedy Show all in English in Paris, Paris, Hop-on ... 
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How to Become a Parisian in One Hour: The Hit Comedy Show all in English in Paris

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The ultimate Parisian theatre experience 100% in english in Paris! Enjoyed by more than 500 000 spectators and hailed by the New York Times as "Learning ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.53
Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Paris, Paris, Comedy
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Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Paris

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Skip The Lines and book your dinner at the Paris Hard Rock Cafe ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.64
Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts, Paris, Dining Experiences
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Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts

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Visit one of the most famous and beautiful opera houses in the world, Opera Garnier (Palais Garnier), and discover the hidden old shopping arcades of Paris on ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $187.84

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