The streets around Palais Garnier don’t exactly sleep soundly next to the beautiful and elegant opera house. Instead, this part of the Right Bank is also where Parisian professionals slip off their ties and heels after hours to enjoy some of the city’s best bars and nightclubs.
The Grands Boulevards may be famous for an array of great pubs, but the ultimate nightlife hotspot has to be temple of techno: Rex nightclub. Close by, the Social Club and Silencio show edgy theatre acts to a young and lively crowd.
Alongside the night-time antics, this historic part of Paris is where keen shoppers will find a taste of world famous French style in the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department stores.View all Grands Boulevards – Opéra spaces
The area is extremely lively. It's also very well positioned right in the centre of Paris.
Juliette, restaurant owner
It's a beautiful place. I love cycling around this area.
The department stores are iconic. If you haven't visited the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, then you haven't visited Paris.
Sophie, business manager