The modern city of Paris comes from the architecture’s plan of the baron Hausmann.
A visionary man who wanted at the same time to establish Paris as one of the greatest city in the world and to avoid the developements of riots in the capital, facilitated by the huge numbers of small streets easy to blocked.
A new model has emerged. Large streets, new buildings, bourgeois neighborhoods that please now the eyes of tourists from all over the world.
Discover the city of Hausmann
To begin your journey you may start with the visit of Palais Garnier. The Palais was built from 1861 to 1875 and is now the greatest Opéra of the city. It has been called probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Cœur Basilica. You certainly do not want to miss such a splendid building and to enjoy then a cup of tea or a coffee in one of the famous Coffee Place around the place.
Then you may certainly pursue your journey visiting Les Grands Magasins, owned by Le Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayettes. Under their fairy-tinted Art Nouveau windows, 120 millions of tourists are gathering each year in what is considered to be the greatest shopping center of Europe.
Explore the architecture of hausmannian building
Hausmanian building were built to host several social classes.
On the ground floor traders work in there boutique and live in the first floor. The second floor was dedicated to wealthy family. Proposed with a balcony, high ceilings and rich decorations, the 2nd floor appartements are the most beautifull of the buildings. Then, the third and the fourth floor were dedicated to middle class whereas the 6th floor was built for the maids. On the 5th floor we can also see balcony to balance the facade of the buildings.
Follow the footsteps of the young people
Despite the splendor of these neighborhoods, young parisian people are leaving the country, mostly in Australia and Canada.
Looking for some new opportunities, a new social life and landscapes to discover parisian people are traveling all around the world.
If you want to follow their footsteps, you can fulfill Canada ETA registration and get travel autorisation for five years, for business, transit or tourism.
Plan your trip now to the bourgeois neighborhoods of Paris before escaping in the nature and to feel the difference. From citizen life to the wide !