Rue de la Paix is a street running from Place Vendôme to Opera Garnier. It was open at the beginning of the 19th century on the order of Napoleon I and today it’s a fashionable shopping street. In the French version of Monopoly, it’s the equivalent of “Boardwalk” and the game’s most expensive property.
Opened in 1806, it was a part of the Napoleonic program to open the heart of the Right Bank towards the undeveloped western suburbs and to the north. Creating the new street required the demolition of some ancient buildings. Its first name was Rue Napoléon, but after the Bourbon Restoration, it was changed to celebrate the newly arranged peace.