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What are the 5 things to do on rue Saint-Honoré?

An emblematic street passing through the 1st and 8th arrondissements of Paris, the rue Saint-Honoré rubs shoulders with the Louvre, the Tuileries and Palais Royal Gardens, the Place Vendôme, the Place de la Concorde, the Madeleine, and the Champs-Élysées.

In this sumptuous environment, the rue Saint-Honoré stands out with Highstay’s 5 recommendations.

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    • Shopping
    • Bargain-hunting on rue Saint-Honoré
    • Visit the two churches of the rue Saint-Honoré
    • SPA of the Mandarin Oriental
    • Indulge in a Ladurée macaron


    Many luxury boutiques dot the rue Saint-Honoré, such as Louis Vuitton’s Maison Vendôme. Step inside for the perfect opportunity to discover the LV brand’s new collection and perhaps acquire its latest products. All of Louis Vuitton’s expertise in fashion, shoes, leather goods, jewelry, watches, and perfumes are gathered in one space, in the very place where Louis Vuitton opened its first store over a century and a half ago.

    A little further down the street, you can admire the high-end jewelry and watches of Chopard or Omega. If you’re looking for leather goods, you will find Hermès. If you’re more tempted by fashion items, steer your window shopping towards Dolce & Gabanna, Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Sandro, Loewe, Louboutin, Chanel, Burberry, Dior, Chloé, Alexander McQueen, Weston, or Armani.

    Bargain-hunting on rue Saint-Honoré

    Passing under the arch at 91 rue Saint-Honoré, you enter the inner circle formed by the art galleries and antique dealers located there.

    If you like bargain hunting, don’t hesitate to stop by Rare Vintage at 73 rue Saint-Honoré. Jewels, clothes, leather goods, scarves, lamps: so many tasteful items at reasonable prices!

    Visit the two churches of the rue Saint-Honoré

    Saint Roch

    Jacques Le Mercier designed the plans for this church, which was built between 1653 and 1722. At 126 meters long, the church of Saint Roch is one of the largest in Paris. It has been dubbed “the artists’ parish” because many of them are buried here and because it still hosts the chaplaincy of the performing arts. Aside from its fascinating heritage, we encourage you to visit the surprising collection of artworks housed inside the church.

    Notre Dame de l’Assomption Church

    Don’t be fooled. Despite its resemblance to the northern façade of the Sorbonne, the Notre Dame de l’Assomption church is not related to the prestigious French university. On the other hand, you may come across Polish nationals as the church has been entrusted to the Polish Catholic Mission for nearly two centuries. If you open the door to this former convent of the Ladies of the Assumption – where certain ladies of the court retired during the Ancien Régime – you will notice paintings of Charles de La Fosse, Joseph-Benoît Suvée, Dingeman Van Der Hagen, Joseph-Maire Vien, and Carle Van Loo.

    SPA of the Mandarin Oriental

    Awarded with the titles Best Luxury Hotel Spa and Best Spa Experience by the World Luxury Spa Awards, the Mandarin Oriental’s Spa offers a true moment of relaxation during your stay on rue Saint-Honoré. Take a dip in its 14-meter-long pool before heading to the adjoining fitness center. A massage in this splendid space offers a genuine moment of tranquillity. The professionalism and kindness of the massage therapists further enhance the luxury of this exceptional setting.

    You can extend this moment of well-being with a drink at the Mandarin Oriental’s Bar 8.

    Indulge in a Ladurée macaron

    At the corner of Rue Royal hides a Ladurée boutique. The famous French luxury confectionery house was born here in 1862 and now shines all over the world as the ambassador of the Parisian macaron. Take a seat in this French-style tea room and treat yourself while gazing upon the memorable décor. Ask to try the Eugénie, Ladurée’s latest creation, which offers an unexpected pairing of textures: a crispy cookie, a runny center, and a crunchy chocolate coating.

    Did you know that the Saint-Honoré, a must-try delicacy, owes its name to Auguste Julien Chiboust, a 19th-century Parisian pastry chef who lived on rue Saint-Honoré? Inspired by a Bordeaux dessert called “Swiss flan,” this chef invented chiboust cream and filled the center of this pastry with it, thus creating the Saint-Honoré.

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