The French Street is among the most popular places of Beyoğlu. For this reason, it is raided by local and foreign tourists throughout the year. The French Street, located behind the Galatasaray High School, was previously called the Cezayir Street. A lot of people still call it the Cezayir Street. The street has recently been restored successfully by a private company. After this restoration, the area was turned into a culture center where French products are sold. Therefore, the name of the street turned into the French Street.
The street is vivid and colorful and a great place for photographers. You can see many cafes and restaurants on both sides of the street. A part of the stairs here are painted in various colors. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and have a chat with your loved ones. This street is also an important area for art galleries. You can seize the infamous artistic spirit of Beyoğlu here. We can say that it gains a different atmosphere due to lighting in the evening. This special street, which is popular among the young people on the İstiklal Street, is very close to popular cultural spots like the Çiçek Pasajı, Cumhuriyet Monument and Galtasaray Hamam.
The French Street which is located in Beyoğlu is also very dynamic in terms of commerce. This street has always been included among the must see spots in the city and you will be met with numerous souvenir shops here. The street was officially opened in 2004. İstanbul Culture University made significant contributions to the restorations. The fact that France expressed an opinion in favor of Armenia and accepted the genocide allegations about the Armenian incidents that allegedly happened in the past gave a rise to protests. Around those times, it was suggested to change the name of the street.