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|
Place de la Bourse
|Opening hours:||Guided tours only; call 1 wk in advance|
|Price:||€8.50; €5.50 reductions|