Palais Royal, a historic district in the heart of Paris Next time you come to Paris, why not stay in the Palais-Royal district? We have a wide range of studios and apartments to rent in the area. In the very heart of Paris, a few hundred yards from Opéra, the Palais-Royal district is packed with history. If you are looking for a bit of charm a stone's throw from an area bustling with life, look no further than seasonal rentals in this old quarter of Paris. Palais-Royal, history in the heart of Paris right in the heart of the capital, the Palais-Royal district is bordered to the west by Rue Sainte-Anne, to the east by Rue du Louvre, to the north by Rue du Quatre-Septembre, and to the south by Rue de Rivoli. In this district, which is lively by day and more subdued at night, narrow shopping streets sit alongside old passageways and a wonderful garden on the edge of which the murmurs of the city simply fade away. A bit of history for you: the former "Palais Cardinal" was the residence of Cardinal Richelieu. It became the Palais Royal when Anne of Austria moved in with her son, the young Louis XIV. The site is now home to the State Council, the Constitutional Council, and the Comédie Française, which overlooks Place Colette. The writer Colette actually lived in an apartment overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal. Roam around the area surrounding the Palais Royal The Palais Royal is made up of several buildings with arcades, centered around a tranquil rectangular garden. Roam around under the archways, discover unusual stores and a tea room, enjoy your time at the edge of the fountain and its plume of water. So many delightful experiences you just can’t miss! The Louvre is just to the south of the Palais-Royal district. This must-see museum of antiquities and paintings was once a palace where the kings of France lived. In this shopping district, covered passages dating back to the 19th century enabled the well-to-do bourgeois classes to make their purchases without getting wet. An undefinable charm lingers in these places. During a visit off the beaten track, the Galerie Vivienne and the Galerie Véro-Dodat are very interesting. Palais-Royal, luxury and pleasure Steeped in luxury, the shopping district of Palais-Royal has several gourmet restaurants. One that stands out is the famous Café Verlet (256 Rue Saint Honoré). However, there are relatively few local stores. The area is served by the Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7), Pyramides (line 7), and Bourse (line 3) metro stations.