The 2nd Arrondissement of Paris, Bourse, is most famous for its huge stock exchange, the Bourse des Valeurs. Located in the commercial heart of Paris, Bourse is a lively and well connected section of the city, used by visitors as a great base for exploring the multitude of attractions that have made Paris the tourist beacon it is.
The Bourse des Valeurs was commissioned by Napoleon, and is as imposing and impressive as anything in Paris. The 64 Greek style columns which surround the exterior give the building a temple style appearance, and it is well worth visiting if you are staying in accommodation in the area, especially as the French stock exchange still operates from within.
This part of Paris is awash with culture. Many of the city’s finest galleries, shops and theatres are found in Bourse, and you can almost always find an excellent production or Opera to enjoy after visiting one of the world-class restaurants which surround a Bourse apartment. The Paris Tourist Information offices can provide full listings of events in Bourse if you require.
The largest attraction of taking an apartment in Bourse is your proximity to everything Paris has to offer. Waking up in your own Paris city centre apartment, eating breakfast with a coffee on a balcony overlooking the streets of Paris is a truly memorable experience, letting you choose what sights to see, attractions to visit and, of course, where to eat!
There is never a bad time to take holiday rental accommodation in Bourse, Paris. In the summer months, temperatures are much the same as those of southern England in summer, with daily highs reaching around 26˚C. In winter, temperatures can regularly be frosty, which only adds to the beauty and crispness of the Parisian skyline. In fact, Paris in winter can be even more beautiful than it is in the summer. The streets, restaurants and attractions are certainly less crowded.
Reaching an apartment in Bourse, Paris, could hardly be easier from the UK. With two international airports receiving flights into Paris from the UK and an excellent high speed train service from London, you should have no trouble in starting your Bourse holiday. If you are travelling via the Metro, Bourse station is clearly signed on Line 3.