Place des Victoires is a gorgeous place in Paris, at the border of the 1st and the 2nd arrondissements and at the confluence of six streets: Rue de la Feuillade, Rue Vide Gousset, Rue d’Aboukir, Rue Étienne Marcel, Rue Croix des Petits Champs, and Rue Catinat.
But why is it such a great neighborhood?
First of all, the location itself, with its circular buildings around the majestic statue of the Sun King, Louis XIV on his horse, is imposing and magical.
Secondly, when you are privileged enough to live in the Place des Victoires area, you are less than a 10-minute walk from many a Parisian landmark:
- the Louvre, the largest museum in the world,
- Palais Royal and its peaceful gardens,
- iconic Galerie Vivienne (a gorgeous covered passage full of shops, art galleries, and adorable cafés),
- numerous historical theaters (including the Comédie Française),
- the impressive Saint-Eustache basilica,
- Palais Brongniart (Paris’ former stock exchange),
- the 17th century Hôtel de Toulouse, magnificent home to the Banque de France for the past 200 years,
- and the former Bourse de Commerce, currently owned and renovated by French billionaire François Pinault, which will open its doors in 2020 as a gigantic contemporary art center…
Finally, besides the proximity of historical monuments, residents of the Place des Victoires neighborhood can enjoy fabulous shopping and dining. Here is a small selection of random restaurants located a few steps away:
- the new Spoon by Ducasse,
- the 1832 Escargot Montorgueil,
- the simple and traditional Pied de Cochon,
- Michelin-starred restaurants such as French-Japanese fusion Kei, historical Le Grand Véfour, the delightful Restaurant du Palais Royal…
Homes in this part of the city don’t come around too often. If you are looking to move or buy a pied-a-terre in this Parisian area, feel free to contact Paola at email@example.com or call at +33 (0) 603 968 868.