The 9th arrondissement has the most hotels in Paris, but I think that many of you will agree with me that these arrondissements are rarely recommended by the crowd here. And yet, they are the areas most preferred by European tourists. When you take a shuttle bus from Charles de Gaulle airport, you will arrive in this area.



Opera Garnier is the center of the opera district. This nineteenth century Opera House is one of the most opulent buildings in Paris and one of the most recognised opera houses in the world. Commissioned by Napoleon III, it was created in 1875 by Charles Garnier in the popular Beaux Arts style of the time with heavy glass chandeliers, sweeping marble staircases and gilt decorations. You can visit it almost everyday, but there are some days when you can not see it at events, performances, etc, so you should check in advance.

Nearest station: Opera (Opéra) station on Metro lines 3, 7 and 8

Address: 28 rue Vieille du Temple 75004, Paris

Price: 11 €

Official website (English · French):https://www.operadeparis.fr/

The grand sweeping marble staircase is one of the most impressive features of the Opera Garnier, made of white Italian marble just right away from the entrance. This is perfect photo spot.


The huge chandelier that hangs in the Opera house weighs an impressive seven tonnes and was criticised at first as it obstructed the view of those in the fourth level. Charles Garnier pioneered the use of mosaics as a decorative method in France and embellished the vaults leading up to the Grand Foyer fully with intricate patterns.



The bronze and crystal chandelier that hangs in the Opera House is one of the world’s most famous. Interior decoration of gold leaf, ceiling painting, chandelier and large lobby of the opera house. In addition, in the theater, you can see all the costumes used, approximately 80,000 pieces.



The Place Vendome, very close to the Opera district, is an area where all the luxury boutiques line up. Luxury hotels such as Hôtel Ritz Paris, Park Hyatt Vendôme and Hôtel du Vendome are among the best hotels in Paris, with brands such as Boucheron, Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet and Bulgari is even super high class. The Louis Vuitton boutique of the photo that opened this autumn is also there.


Boulvard Haussmann on the back side of Opera Garnier is also a shopping area with gallery Lafayette, many department stores such as Printemps and citadine.

Gallerie Lafyette

Address: 40, boulevard Haussmann 75446 Paris France

Transportation: Line 9 Chaussee d'Antin-Lafayette, line 8 Opera


A beautiful interior decoration that changes with the seasons。


The unveiling of the Christmas tree, glittering beneath the Art Nouveau glass dome, is eagerly anticipated by Parisians. 


Have you been looking for that perfect rooftop terrace where you can both relax and enjoy a spectacular skyline view?

It is not necessary to enter the cafe and it is a spot where you can enjoy the view of Paris for free. A free observatory is precious in Paris


La Terrasse at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann provides a stunning view over all of Paris and its monuments. You can see the silouette of Eiffel Tower sunset time



Paris, like many other major cities has pickpockets, so be mindful.  Beware with people asking for directions, or those who talk to you! Enjoy your visit!