Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, Paris, France


Four centuries ago, the place du Marché Saint-Honoré was a convent. Two centuries ago, it became an open food market. Half a century ago, it became a parking garage. Today, it’s a big glass office building among some shops and restaurants. A pedestrian street passes through the building, north to south. Most of the building is office space, but the ground floor has shops. The very modern architecture, by Ricardo Bofill, contrasts with the buildings around it. The glass-walled building was completed in 1997. Fashionable shops and businesses occupy most of the ground floor. This is the south side of the building, facing towards the Tuileries Gardens. This is a panorama of the north side of the square, with its various restaurants. It’s a popular lunchtime and dinner spot, because it’s secluded. And that’s because the place du Marché Saint-Honoré is only accessible via little streets. This is the street of the same name, on the south side. It leads south to Rivoli Street. This is a view of the south side from the southeast corner of the building. This is the north side of the building. Let’s take a quick stroll around the square. There are mostly restaurants on the north and east sides of the square. On the northwest corner is one of only two or three American Apparel stores in Paris. A few stores on the west side of the square, plus a police station off to the left. Skipping to the southwest corner of the square, there are two Marc Jacobs shops. We’ll cross over to the pedestrian passage in the building. There are multiple pedestrian bridges in the building at various floors. The pedestrian passage is a sort of atrium with a high glass roof. There’s also a side passage on the east side of the building. There are some retail spaces on the east side of the building, too. Lots of restaurants on this side, unlike the west side. I like the atmosphere, despite the overly modern glass building. Looking back the other way. There’s an open food market on the right twice a week. This is looking south towards the Tuileries Gardens from inside the building. That’s about it. Thank you for watching my video.

20 Replies to “Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, Paris, France”

  1. Another excellent video, Monsieur Manic. I agree with you. Despite its modernity, the building seems well integrated with its surroundings.

  2. Excellent. Your videos are the next best thing to actually being in Paris. Plus I always learn something from them.

  3. Incroyable!
    I had no idea this existed! Everyone knows about la Place Vendome about a block over, but this is probably comparatively unknown. Très bien video Mxs!

  4. The only access to the area is via little streets, which means that the building is extremely well hidden even from nearby areas. You practically have to bump into it to see it. The architecture isn't too bad, but I wish they had built something that fit in better with the architecture of the surrounding buildings. Thanks for the compliment!

  5. Thank you! I have a reservation to Prince Albert Louvre Hotel near marché saint Honoré. Thanks for this video.

  6. J'ai grandi rue du marché saint-Honoré, du temps où la place était occupée par un horrible parking vert avec une caserne de pompiers et un commissariat. C'est bien plus beau aujourd'hui ! Il s'y tient un petit marché deux fois par semaine et aussi un vide-grenier occasionnellement.

  7. HOLA buenos dias alguien me puede ayudar envie un sombrero tejido y una propuesta a Chanel a esta dirección 25 place du marche saint honore 75001 Paria Francia mi celu es 3172124730 de Cúcucta colombia gracias

  8. That was a good one. A great sense of space and cafe culture, with the air full of coffees and teas, plenty trees and the quiet murmur of intelligence flitting from table to table.

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