A unique hotel near Rue de Rivoli: 9Confidentiel hotel
In the heart of the capital, the unique 9Confidentiel hotel will give you easy access to the most beautiful and lively places in Paris, such as the famous Rue de Rivoli.
A symbolic street of Paris
Rue de Rivoli takes its name from the victory of Napoleon Bonaparte over Austria in 1797. This perfectly straight road connects Place de la Concorde and Rue Saint-Antoine and is one of Paris’ longest streets at over 3km. Construction began in 1802, during the time of the First Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte, but was not completed until 1855 under Napoleon III which explains the contrast of architectural styles. The first segment of the street is lined with arcades, initially designed so citizens could walk sheltered from the rain, whereas the other part of the street displays a touch of Haussmann architecture.
Take a stroll down Rue de Rivoli
A must-see for visitors to Paris, Rue de Rivoli is also an important place for Parisians, due to its central location and proximity to many symbolic Parisian sites but also because it’s a lively and busy shopping street with souvenir shops and luxury boutiques side by side.
Starting at 29 Rue de Rivoli, you will find the Hôtel de Ville of Paris, an impressive Renaissance-style monument, 143 metres long and between 18 and 50 metres in height.
Just opposite, from number 52 to 64 is the symbolic department store BHV, formerly known as the ‘Grand Bazaar of the Hôtel de Ville’.
Fans of street art will want to stop at number 59 to visit 59 Rivoli: formerly an artists’ squat, today it flourishes as an artists’ residence spreading over 6 floors and giving a glimpse into a variety of different artistic styles and worlds.
A bit further along, from number 67 to 83, admire the shops of La Samaritaine in Art Nouveau style; once Paris’ biggest stores, the building has been undergoing restructuring since 2005.
Finally, what would Rue de Rivoli be without the Louvre Palace stretching from number 99 to 107 and the Tuileries Garden. With over 8 million visitors every year coming to see its collections of over 550,000 works, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. The Tuileries Garden spreads over more than 25 hectares making it the largest French garden in Paris.
Metro: Louvre-Rivoli (line 1), Concorde (line 8, line 12), Palais-Royal, Musée du Louvre (line 7)
Bus: Musée du Louvre (line 27), Louvre-Rivoli (line 69 and 72), Pont-Neuf (line 75), Louvre-Etienne Marcel (line 29), Rivoli-Pont Neuf (line 76).