Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France
 
Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France
 
Église Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France
 
Club 199 on Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France

 

Rue Saint-Denis : Paris Red Light District (Quartier Rouge) France


Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) is one of the oldest parts of Paris and the road runs between Boulevard de Bonne-Nouvelle and Rue de Rivoli. You can see the location on my Paris map. Only the northern half though falls under the category of a red light district. Here you will see several adult shops and clubs. In the evening pretty girls and touts will try to entice people in. Don't be fooled though since these people are out to rip you off. The genuine working girls are the less glamorous ones hanging around the street corners.
There are very visible signs of desperation here and often you see homeless alcoholics asleep in the middle of busy pavements during the daytime. I never felt unsafe in this area though and there are several restaurants, bars, clothes shops etc.
The nearest metro stations are Strasbourg Saint-Denis and Reaumur Sebastopo on line 4.  Railway stations Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est are a short walk to the north.
Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France




The first photo right shows the Porte Saint-Denis. This 25m high triumphal arch was inspired by the Arch of Titus in Rome and lies at the top of Rue Saint-Denis. It was designed by architect François Blondel and sculptor Michel Anguier and was built in 1672.
The next photo shows a group of adult shops. I cannot say they are all rip-off joints but when they use the word "club" and you see pretty girls hanging around (as in this photo) they should be avoided. Paris is like london and the underground nature of the adult industry means scams are rife. This is not Amsterdam!
The first photo on the second row is a common sight in Paris. It's pretty obvious that many of these people are in genuine need but remember a lot of beggars are no better than thieves. They will fain disability and tell lies about their hardship.
The last photo shows Mc Brides Irish Pub at 54 Rue Saint-Denis. This is a good example of the bars on this street. As you go further south there are more and more nice restaurants, fashion shops and bars and the adult element slowly dissapears.
Église Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France
Porte Saint-Denis
Rue Rue Saint-Denis Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Adult shops
Rue Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France
A beggar
Rue Rue Saint-Denis in Paris France
Mc Brides Irish Pub

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Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles

This is a Gothic church on Rue Saint-Denis. It originates from 1235 and has undergone several changes over the years. The proximity of adult shops nearby has caused some trouble recently and there has been attempts to close them down. When I visited in January 2013 however they still existed including one almost opposite. The church is free to enter.
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles in Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint-Denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint denis red light district in Paris France
Église Saint Leu & Saint Gilles on Rue Saint denis red light district in Paris France
 

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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Fashion shops
Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Adult shops
Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
Adult shops
Rue Saint-Denis red light district (Quartier Rouge) in Paris France
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