La Bourse - Palais Brongniart

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La Bourse - Palais Brongniart
After a century at the Louvre, the Palais-Royal and rue Vivienne, in 1826 the Stock Exchange was transferred to the Bourse, a dignified testament to First Empire classicism designed at Napoleon's behest by Alexandre Brongniart. It was enlarged in 1906 to create a cruciform interior, where brokers buzzed around a central enclosure known as the corbeille ('basket' or 'trading floor'). Computers have made the place obsolete. Since 1987 the building is a conference center.
Venue name: La Bourse - Palais Brongniart
Address: Palais Brongniart
Place de la Bourse

Opening hours: Guided tours only; call 1 wk in advance
Price: €8.50; €5.50 reductions
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