The 2nd arrondissement is in the shape of a pentagon, extends between the Place de l'Opéra and the Strasbourg Saint-Denis metro. It has several sites remarkable for their architecture and history: the beautiful Place des Victoires where an equestrian statue of Louis XIV is enthroned; Notre Dame des Victoires, a superb 17th century church; the Jean-sans-Peur Tower, a relic of a castle of the Dukes of Burgundy and one of the few medieval buildings in Paris; Palais Brongniart, a neoclassical building, and the famous headquarters of the Bourse; the picturesque pedestrian district of Montorgueil, its various typically Parisian bistros and restaurants; its many passages full of vintage charm, all built in the 19th century, such as the Passage des Panoramas, the Passage de Choiseul, or the magnificent Vivienne gallery whose original colours are still vivid But the 2nd arrondissement is also an important collection of museums, a dozen theatres, restaurants with all types of cuisine including authentic Japanese on rue Sainte Anne, and nightclubs to party until the end of the night. Here is a district where you will surely not get bored!

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When to go to Paris?

It goes without saying that Paris lives all year round, but if you are targeting a particular activity or event, you will have to choose your period. Here are some tips on when to visit Paris.

High tourist season: from May to September, tourists flock in great numbers. It is during this period that the climate is the mildest and many festivals and events take place, such as Roland Garros or the Fête de la Musique. Note that in August, Parisians leave the city for a holiday, which gives a strange atmosphere. Many shops are closed and only the tourist centres are lively. The Christmas holiday season is also very popular, especially for the illuminations and animated shop windows of department stores.

Medium tourist season: in October-November and from March to April, tourism slows down slightly, but not the influx. Indeed, Paris is a dense city and there are almost always people in the transport sector and in the centres of attraction

Low tourist season: there are not really any, except in January and February, months in which hotel rates fall slightly. Paris attracts tourists all the time!

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