2nd Second arrondissement Paris

Rent Rating : ***
District Type : Business Commercial Tourist
Tourism : Medium
Apartments : Modern Traditional
Population : Medium Income
Transport : Excellent
Official Site of the Second (2nd) Arrondissement

Ambiance
The second arrondissement divides into three main areas. The trendy pedestrianised district of Montorgeuil to the east, the business and financial districts around the Bourse - Paris’ stock exchange, and the Opéra district to the west.

The trendy Montorgueil is lively day and night with local commerce, cafés, restaurants and bars, and is a favourite for the young and young at heart. The business districts, while busy thoroughfares during the day, are relatively peaceful once the traffic dies down. Opéra offers a livelier evening scene and due to the number of converging main roads it remains busy day and night.

The boulevards, which form the border of the second, such as the Grands Boulevards and Etienne Marcel are popular shopping districts but also offer typical but unremarkable cafés and brassieres for a ’pause en route’.

Apartments
The main residential community is around the lively Montorgueil pedestrian district. Apartments in the older buildings are quirky and are often overlook quiet courtyards away from the view of the streets. Some modern developments, while in keeping with the style of the district, have replaced the older ones.

Those searching for slightly less lively surroundings should look towards the Bourse area as apartments are usually more conventional and the population is more professional 30 something.

The Opéra district offers chic apartments and whilst the area is popular with tourists it can be somewhat soulless as a residential community. However, it does benefit from very good public transport connections.

Second Arrondissement - Useful addresses

Mairie - 2nd Arrondissement
8, rue de la Banque
75084 PARIS CEDEX 02
Tél : 01.42.61.55.02
Fax : 01.42.60.34.43