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“Street for Serious Shoppers & History Buffs”
Review of Rue Saint Honore

Rue Saint Honore
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US$304.84*
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Paris Day Shopping By Luxury Car
Ranked #194 of 1,181 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

The Rue Saint-Honore is a well located Parisian shopping street, has its own rich history, and retains a medieval feel due to its narrow span. The street cuts through the 1st District, running parallel with the more touristy Rue de Rivoli which borders the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. Along the Rue Saint-Honore, you will find high-end boutiques and flagship stores of world-famous designers. The street is less ornate than many neighboring streets; however, if you are serious about shopping and enjoy the few authentic medieval layouts that still exist in central Paris, then you might enjoy Rue Saint-Honore.

The street also offers history as it is one of the oldest streets in Paris, originally serving as the main link between the city and the forest villages outside medieval Paris. Traffic increased on the road with the development of the city’s famous Les Halles market. Most notable about the street is that one of the ramparts and gates also stood here, and this is the spot where Joan of Arc was wounded and taken during her unsuccessful attack on English-held Paris in 1429. There is a golden statue of Joan of Arc on the Rue de Rivoli to commemorate her attempt to free Paris; however, the actual spot where she fought and fell was on Rue Saint-Honore, where the street intersects with the Avenue of the Opera. If you look carefully, a couple stores north of this intersection, along Rue Saint-Honore, you will find a tiny building shrine to Joan of Arc with her bust emerging from the wall. Very pretty. She is facing towards the Palais Royal and Comedie Francais, which is at the opposite end of this intersection, also along the Rue Saint-Honore. Other sites along the street are the Place Vendome with its huge column topped by Napoleon dressed as a Roman Emperor and the Place de La Madeleine with its famous church that is modeled after a Roman temple.

TIP: Watch out for thieves in this area. They can smell the money walking in the square and will sometimes trail you. I once had to pop inside an Annick Goutal store to escape a relentless man who wouldn’t stop trailing me. So watch those purses/pockets and keep sharply aware of your environment.

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Reviewed 8 January 2013

One of the many great boulevards to just stroll up and down that connects to so many other streets and has so many stores on. We It was down the block from our apartment so we had many opportunities to walk along here and we loved just taking our time, looking at the different stores, just walking and seeing where it would take us. We were staying in the 1st arrondissement and we just walked all along through the different districts. I love to walk all through Paris.

2  Thank Melissa1130
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This Street has all the Upscale Boutiques for Clothing, Jewelry, Perfume, Furniture & Galleries.
Plenty of Cafe's & Restaurants. Rue Castiglione & St. Honore you'll find the Place Vendome for places like,Gucci, Louis Vuitton & The Ritz Hotel.

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

I go to Paris regularly for business. I have discovered two great shops in Rue Saint-Honore that - despite the prestigious location - are actually affordable. The first is a handbag shop located at 334 rue Saint Honore (Metro:Tuileries). The name on the building is B.Biberon & Fils. They have a great range of comtemporary styles at various price points. Well worth a visit.

The other shop is a jewellery store called Uno de 50, located at 352 Rue Saint-Honore. It is a Spanish brand that produces modern, unique jewellery in silver (not sterling). I have 3 of their necklaces and one braclet, and whenever I wear them they attract comment/compliments. If you love jewellery like I do, pay this place a visit. Something is sure to catch your eye (and credit card!!)

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