Rue Montorgueil
Rue Montorgueil is a trendy street in the 2nd arrondissement (in the Châtelet-Les Halles district) of Paris
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, France
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. Lined with famous restaurants, quaint cafés, bakeries (including La Maison Stohrer), fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops, rue Montorgueil has become recognized as one of the best places for hip Parisians to socialize while doing their daily shopping. At the southernmost tip of rue Montorgueil is the famed Saint-Eustache Church
Église Saint-Eustache, Paris
L’église Saint-Eustache is a church in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, built between 1532 and 1632.Situated at the entrance to Paris’s ancient markets and the beginning of rue Montorgueil, the Église de Saint-Eustache is considered a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture...

, the Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais...

 (Museum of Contemporary Art, also named Beaubourg Museum) and Les Halles
Les Halles
Les Halles is an area of Paris, France, located in the 1er arrondissement, just south of the fashionable rue Montorgueil. It is named for the large central wholesale marketplace, which was demolished in 1971, to be replaced with an underground modern shopping precinct, the Forum des Halles...

, containing the largest indoor (mostly underground) shopping mall in central Paris, and to the north is the area known as the Grands Boulevards.

Famous restaurants

  • L'Escargot, 38, rue Montorgueil. Founded in 1875 by the well known restaurateur Mignard.

  • Le Rocher de Cancale

  • La Maison Stohrer, 51, rue Montorgueil. This famous bakery opened its doors in this very location in 1730 and is one of the oldest bakeries in Paris. It was at this location that baba au rhum
    Rum baba
    A rum baba or baba au rhum is a small yeast cake saturated in liquor, usually rum, and sometimes filled with whipped cream or pastry cream...

    was invented more than 275 years ago.
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