Les Passages Couverts Walk

Come on a journey back through time and explore the beautiful covered passages in the 2eme and 9eme, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, precursors to today’s indoor shopping malls!

Things you need to know:

  • This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
  • Tickets cost €25 per person, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
  • It starts at the rue de Turbigo entrance to the Passage du Bourg l’Abbé, and ends at the rue du Faubourg-Montmartre exit of Passage Verdeau.

About This Tour:

You will delight in the spectacles of grandeur and unusual establishments found within the passages as you uncover this beautiful treasure-trove of Paris’s past and present, so be sure to bring your cameras! Including the stunning Galerie Vivienne, grand Passage Colbert, hip Passage des Panoramas and the much sought Passage du Grand Cerf along the route, along with many others! The architecture and ambience inside these covered shopping areas offers a glimpse into life for the wealthy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and a side of Paris little seen by tourists.

This unusual walk is aimed at anyone who wishes to experience a unique and authentic journey into pre-Haussmann Paris, and those that appreciate shopping and/or fine architecture. This tour is also perfect for rainy weather, and extremely hot days when one seeks a little shade! Contact me now via the Contact page, or on +33 651 072 176 / parislens@outlook.com to book this awesome and exciting guided experience.

*Featured image shows the tour in action outside the Passage du Grand Cerf, and was taken by Chirag Joshi. Image and words cannot be used without permission!*

 

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