Grands Boulevards is home to a number of major Parisian attractions, starting with the Grévin museum. The museum holds an impressive collection of over 200 waxwork models, where scientists, politicians, and celebrities rub shoulders. The museum is a stand-out Parisian attraction.
Grands Boulevards are full of theatres of various sizes, where you can discover a wide range of shows at very affordable prices. The Théâtre des Variétés and the Théâtre du Gymnase Marie Bell put on comedies and other popular entertainment in warm, welcoming surroundings.
There are many covered walkways and galleries in Paris, some well-known, others more hidden away. All of them will transport you to a world of timeless charm. With their restaurants and small, intimate, specialist shops, they invite you to kick back and enjoy a different pace of life. Their relaxed, quiet atmosphere offers a welcome break on a visit to the bustling city centre. Twenty or so of these passages can be found in the Grands Boulevards neighbourhood. One of the most famous is the Passage des Panoramas (also the oldest passage), which is home to the Théâtre des Variétés.
Rue des Martyrs was once a path which lead to the village of Montmartre. Today, it is a modern, relaxed neighbourhood - ideal for a pleasant stroll among lively surroundings with restaurants, shops, cafes, and concert halls. The area has preserved all of its charm, and the sense of a close-knit community has survived down the years. Make yourself comfortable on a café terrace, pop into the art galleries along the adjacent roads, or head to the colourful, vibrant Pigalle neighbourhood.
The famous Grands Boulevards were built on the site of the old fortifications of Paris. Since then, they have been an ideal place for a stroll, admiring the perfectly-aligned Haussmanian buildings. Lined with theatres, boutique shops, restaurants, cinemas and museums, they offer a wide choice of entertainment and are well worth a visit during a stay in Paris. From Hotel Impérial Paris, our charming hotel in the 9th arrondissement, it’s easy to get to Grands Boulevards to soak up the atmosphere and maybe even go to the theatre!