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Palais-Royal to Place Vendôme walk

Discover the rich heritage of this area – its history, art and architecture, fashion – and some anecdotes. During the Belle Epoque, the area around the Palais-Royal and the Opéra Garnier – with its theatres, beautiful squares and town houses – was a favourite haunt of Parisian high society. The results of Baron Haussmann’s programme of public works, aimed at making the city healthier and more attractive, are particularly in evidence here. Starting from the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre metro station, discover the area’s rich history, its art and architecture, luxury fashion – and some amusing anecdotes.