In context : To the Grands Boulevards and beyond
(From : Saint-Augustin Church). Cross the garden along Laborde street to the East, then continue until du Rocher street, which you'll take to the right before turning left into de la Pépinière street. When passing by Saint-Lazare train station, have a look on the peculiar sculpture from Arman - basically a stack of clocks. Then take, on the other side of du Havre square, the passageway (a shopping gallery) of the same name. By turning right into de Caumartin street, you'll reach Haussmann boulevard and its big lined-up department stores. Your next stop will be opposite the Galeries Lafayette.
Yes, this is a bank agency (well, head agency at least), not a monument per se. But, built by architect Jacques Hermant at the beginning of the XXth century, the seamless 7-building Art Nouveau complex is worth seeing during business hours.
The glass dome, the mosaics, and the impressive safe deposit room with its huge huge doors, are something to remember.
- Opening hours - Monday to friday 9am-5.30pm