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Saint-Lazare station neighbourhood

Located in the heart of the Haussmann-Saint-Lazare-Opéra square, Saint-Lazare station is a crossroads, a nerve centre where buses, metro, RER, suburban and national trains meet. It opens onto a cluster of streets and wide commercial and lively avenues. Many brands, some with prestigious names, attract Parisians and visitors.
Boulevard Haussmann and its department stores, the Opéra Garnier, a must, or the expiatory chapel are all places and monuments to discover. They make this neighbourhood a showcase of Paris. But they should not make you forget the pretty squares, the welcoming brasseries and cafés, the theatres, which are part of this lively and multi-faceted district.

Opéra de Paris

It’s the jewel of the neighbourhood! The Opéra national de Paris, better known as the Opéra du palais Garnier, is an architectural masterpiece inaugurated in 1875. Commissioned by Napoleon III and directed by Charles Garnier, the Opera is the heart of an Haussmann ensemble designed to highlight this emblematic jewel of the Second Empire.
The Opéra Garnier is one of the largest theatres in the world by its size. It hosts ballet and opera performances. At its feet, the square and avenue that bear his name are one of the most exciting crossroads in the capital city.

Montmartre Hill

Montmartre is, with the Eiffel Tower, one of the symbols of Paris! Perched at the top of the hill, the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur is a major tourist attraction, as well as the nearby Place du Tertre.
But there is another Montmartre, the village and bohemian Montmartre, which is just as worth a visit. You have to get lost in what was once the lair of painters and poets, wander along its verdant alleys where are nestled old cabarets, mills, artists’ studios, old houses, secret gardens and even a vineyard.

Moulin rouge & Pigalle

At the foot of the Montmartre hill, the former sulphurous district of Pigalle has been transformed into one of the most trendy corners of the capital city. So Pi (nickname for South Pigalle) now houses trendy shops, typical bistros, elegant cocktail bars, trendy clubs. And if the place has not totally lost its former vocation, it is also what makes it so charming.
As for the Moulin-Rouge, the most famous of the world’s cabarets, it perpetuates the tradition of the French cancan and music hall. Feathers, rhinestones, sequins, music, sceneries: every evening all the ingredients are gathered to offer the public a colourful revue.

Arc de Triomphe

In the centre of the Place de l’Étoile, the Arc de Triomphe majestically closes the viewpoint of the Champs-Élysées.
This monument is the largest arch in the world. From its summit, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris, day and night. The building also contains a museum that recounts the history of the monument. Finally, under the arch is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose flame is rekindled every night at 6:30 pm.
Built at Napoleon I’s request and inaugurated in 1836, the Arc de Triomphe celebrates the victory of the Great Army at Austerlitz.