2nd Arrondissement / Right Bank
Reputation: Trendy and small. The 2nd arrondissement is the smallest one and mainly a business district home to the Palais de la Bourse (the former stock exchange). It’s also known for several charming old-style shopping arcades and where you’ll find the trendy Etienne Marcel and Rue Montorgueil where there’s constantly new bars and cute restaurants popping up.
Don’t miss: Café de la Paix, Passage des Panoramas, Théâtre-Musée des Capucines – a perfume museum and Rue Montorgueil.