The Rivoli street is one of the longest of Paris. It starts around the metro station and area of Saint Paul, in the 4th area, goes through the Hôtel de Ville and crosses the whole of the 1st area, passing along the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries. The first part of it is the most interesting, thanks to the numerous and various shops it offers, but also because it touches the Marais, one of the oldest and most typical place of the capital. A few houses are still standing since the Middle Age, and it's also a popular area for the arty, gays, and "bobos" (bohemian-bourgeois). Therefore, it's full of shops as original designers, clothes, accessories, antique and craft shops. Have a walk around, not missing Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Rue de Turenne (Antik Batik at n°18), Rue Saint Paul and Village Saint Paul. The part of Rue de Rivoli close to the Louvre and Tuileries is full of touristy shops with "souvenirs", all along the buildings with arches.