Sep 26, 2009

From here, I turned north. Halfway up Rue Vivienne, I passed the financial center that gives this district its name, the Palais de la Bourse (des Valeurs) at the Métro stop of the same name. The Palais de la Bourse or Paris stock exchange or Euronext Paris located at 1, Place de la Bourse, 2 nd arrondisssement. This Neoclassical temple of commerce was commissioned by Napoléon and home to the French stock exchange for more than a century and a half; with the vast majority of transactions now handled electronically at a site elsewhere (and closed to the public), the modern-day Bourse is limited to futures and options trading.

Station on Paris metro: Bourse