Place des Victoires in the 2nd arrondissement.
Note that in the language of equestrian monuments,
the position of the horse's legs is supposed to reveal how the cavalier died.
Two front legs up : the cavalier died on the battlefield (here not true as Louis XIV died naturally) ;
Front right leg up : the cavalier was murdered ;
Front left leg up : the cavalier died of his wounds ;
No legs up : the cavalier died naturally.
The famous Opéra house, where the legendary phantom is still busy haunting!
Two beautiful buildings adjacent to one another in the Haussmann style, near Place des Victoires!
In Paris, the first and second floors were considered to be the "noble floors"
with higher ceilings and balconies!
The Vivienne Gallery built in 1823!
Abandoned after the second Empire, it has been revived by
the fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier!
One of my favourite kitchen supply shop in Paris : Dulherin ...!
The oldest pastry shop in Paris : Stohrer!
Opened in 1730 by the pastry chef of the King of Poland whose daughter, Princess Maria Leszczynska
got married to Louis XV!
Many pastries made all over France were created here (this bit is the savoury section - my personal favourite!)