A walk of discovery in the historic heart of Paris (right bank) around the Royal Palace, Place des Victoires, and the quartier Montorgueil, near the Halles.
A visit to timeless covered galleries built in the first half of the 19° century, through the financial district, journalism, gastronomy and fashion.
Montorgueil is located in the historical heart of Paris, near les Halles old market.
This district is bordered on the East by a royal road (rue Saint-Denis), and to the West by the old road leading to the Butte Montmartre (rue Montmartre).
Fortunately for us, the great works of urbanization of the past centuries, with the creation of the rue Etienne-Marcel to the South and the rue Réaumur, have preserved its original historic character. Its cobbled streets are narrow, its houses, its covered passages are invitations to walk and daydream.
The rue Montorgueil, which crosses it, is a pedestrian street buzzing with lots of eateries - its quaint cafés and small restaurants are very friendly.
Montorgueil is a place that is increasingly attracting a clientele of young and trendy people.
At the end of the 19th century, the architectural standards were relaxed and the inventiveness of the architects was released. New urban forms were emerging through the use of new materials, iron and concrete.
Stroll in the rue Réaumur, taking the time to contemplate the profusion of decorative facades, is to discover the intrusion of art in a district dedicated to commerce, to the press and to the textile industry.
Let's go back in time, by the rue Montmartre, from the Grands Boulevards, with its cafes, restaurants, theatres and cinemas, to go up to les Halles, "the belly of Paris", with its specialty shops in the French gastronomy.
We will discover the heart of the finance (Paris stock Exchange), the masterpieces of the architecture of the Belle Epoque (rue Réaumur), and the old district of the written press (rue Crescent).
We will walk along a busy street, witness of history and bustling city of Paris through the ages, and which is built on the path that leads to the hill of Montmartre.