In the 2nd arrondissement in Paris, the district Bourse – Sentier – Montorgueil is famous for its remarkable buildings that are typical of Parisian 19th century commercial architecture, amongst which is the Palais Brongniart, the old Paris stock exchange, built in 1807 and now the Credit Lyonnais head offices. A little further on, there is an equestrian statue of Louis XIV, commemorating the Sun King’s military victories, erected in 1828 on the Place des Victoires. The Rue Sentier is also known for the textile trade there that reached its height in the 80s. And the ever-busy Rue Montorgueil is home to many shops and restaurants.
Also worth seeing: the Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires; the Richelieu-Louvois Library, original home of the French National Library.