The 2nd district (2e arrondissement)
is one of the 20 districts of Paris, the capital city of France. Located on the right bank of the River Seine
, the 2nd district, together with the adjacent 8th district
and 9th district
, hosts an important business district, centred on the Paris Opéra, which houses the city's densest concentration of business activities. The arondissement contains the former Paris Bourse (stock exchange) and a large number of banking headquarters, as well as a textile district, known as the Sentier, and the Opéra-Comique concert hall.