The 9th arrondissement (IXe arrondissement), located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It contains many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest, including the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann and its large department stores of Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Along with the 2nd and 8th arrondissements, it hosts one of the business centers of Paris, located around the Opéra.
Saint-Honoré, Madeleine, Opéra...so many names that are so famous: these three quartiers that are spread over the 8th and 9th arrondissements account for most of the luxury brands that are associated all over the world with French luxury and chic. Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, beautiful 17th century and Second Empire mansion that now house government ministries, embassies, and the headquarters of big companies while the stately buildings of La Madeleine and the Opéra are full of busy offices. A walk around this area is a real pleasure, however. There are many shops, art galleries and antique shops to satisfy the most ardent window shoppers and dreamers. There are brasseries that are ideally located for watching the teeming life of the Grands Boulevards, plus theatres and cinemas. There are so many attractions in these three typically Parisian quartiers both for locals and tourists alike.