French Quarter

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French Quarter
Situated to the south and east of Hoan Kiem Lake, the French Quarter has a different feel from the rest of the city, one characterized by a profusion of space. The French began shaping this part of the city in the late 1800s, knocking down Vietnamese buildings and monuments and by the early 20th-century had firmly established their imprint. Today, the area retains the broad avenues, wide sidewalks and colonial architecture from the colonial era. Highlights include the Sofitel Metropole Legend Hanoi, with its distinctive white façade and green shutters and the iconic Hanoi Opera House, modeled on the Palais Garnier in Paris. Visitors should also stop by the neo-gothic St. Joseph’s Cathedral, modeled after Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral and located just outside the French Quarter on the west side of Hoan Kiem Lake.
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Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam