It was in the XVIIth century that King Louis XIV dreamed of making Paris a city open to all. The capital's last wall was then destroyed to create the Grands Boulevards. The ditches were filled in, the streets were paved and trees were planted all along the new avenues. The Grands Boulevards were an immediate success and Parisians eagerly escaped from their dark, narrow alleyways to take long walks on these superb, vast boulevards. Over time more and more cafés and other restaurants appeared, and were followed by the sumptuous town houses. Consisting of about ten of the most famous streets in Paris, the Grands Boulevards are today still a place where the public love to stroll. We find in them numerous symbols of the city of Paris, such as for example the Musée Grévin, Paris's wax musuem, which is situated at 10 Boulevard Montmartre. To enjoy the atmosphere of these Grand Boulevards, simply take the Metro to the station of the same name.