That time was also a major epoque for several famous Cafés: Café de Paris, café Tortoni (the
café Tortoni in
Buenos Aires takes its name from that in Paris), café Frascati, café Français, Maison dorée among others. Upon completion of
boulevard Haussmann in the 1920s these establishments disappeared to be replaced by other buildings, particularly financial ones.
At the corner of
rue de la Chaussée d'Antin was the Dépôt des Gardes-françaises (French Guards' barracks) built by the colonel Duke of Biron in 1764. It gave the name of the boulevard for some years. On 12 July 1789, a platoon of the guards saved his colonel, Duchâtelet, from popular riots.
At the corner of rue Louis-le-Grand,
Palais Berlitz, built in the style of the 1930s in place of the
Pavillon de Hanovre of the 18th century, which was disassembled and rebuilt in the park of Sceaux.
View of the rue Laffitte
The place of the Café Anglais
BNP Paribas' head offices, with the facade of the former restaurant "la Maison Dorée"