- Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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This shady boulevard is canopied in trees and punctuated by three lovely fountains. On either side, buildings like the Hôtel des Villiers and the Hôtel d'Arbod Jouques stand regally while open-air cafés like Les Deux Garcons spill out on the streets. The atmosphere here, on this crossroads of the Quartier Mazarin (or new town) and Villa comtale (old town), is irrepressibly cheery and chic.
Fun fact: the street is named after the 18th-century Count of Mirabeau, who was known for his extreme ugliness and his scandalous behavior (before his marriage, his carriage was seen outside of his fiancée’s home all night long).
One TripAdvisor user describes it as “a parisienne boulevard transplanted to provincial France.” Others recommend people-watching here.