Boulevard Haussmann is one of the most elegant wide tree-lined boulevards created in Paris by Napoleon III, under the direction of his Prefect of the Seine, Baron Haussmann. Located a fifteen minute walk away from Millennium Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann is the veritable commercial heart of the capital. It extends across more than 2 kilometres, all the way from Avenue de Friedland right up to Boulevard Montmartre. It goes through several districts in the 8th and 9th arrondissements. The most dynamic part starts at Place Saint-Augustin and its magnificent church and finishes by the major department stores, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, passing by the Palais Garnier opera house. On the quieter side of the boulevard, you can find the Musée Jacquemart-André, dedicated to the fine arts and decorative arts, showcasing annual large-scale exhibitions.