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What to do in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris


A hidden gem, the French capital’s 2nd arrondissement offers visitors the chance to explore the real Paris. We guide you through the best places to eat, shop and explore in this exciting area

Emily Scrivener
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Emily Scrivener ,

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, Paris’s second arrondissement is the financial heart of the French capital. Within walking distance of the bustling and popular first arrondissement, the area is quieter and offers visitors the chance to explore a different side of the city. Away from major attractions, yet with easy access to the city’s many must-see destinations, the second arrondissement is ideal for strolling around and discovering unique shops, authentic cafés and hidden streets. Here is our guide to the best things to do in Paris’s second arrondissement.

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