A real business district, located near the city’s department stores, Saint-Lazare is the departure point for all destinations in the west of France. The atmosphere of the district is therefore rather unique. The streets teem with people all day long. Then, in the evenings, the street lights hit the landscape and the district becomes quiet once again. People leave Boulevard Haussmann, moving to the adjacent streets, to dive into the district's little bars and restaurants. Neither sumptuous nor good value, these establishments are just good places to meet friends.