Paris Covered Passages Walking Tour
Paris's hidden streets and stores are full with hidden treasures.
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- The neoclassical Galerie Vivienne, a national landmark featuring upscale retailers, is a must-see.
- Under the glass canopy of the Passage Choiseul, be enchanted by nearly 600 feet of sunlight stores.
- The Tour Passage des Panoramas, which dates from 1799 and is known for its ornate architecture and outstanding restaurants, is a must-see in Paris.
- Capture beautiful images of Passage Jouffroy's minimalist glass and iron framework.
- After your trip, ask your local guide for recommendations on places to eat and buy.
- Finish your adventure at the lovely Passage Verdeau on Grands Boulevard.
What you'll do
Did you know that Paris has half-hidden covered streets full with retail and culinary delights, some going back to the 1700s? The covered corridors of Paris are what they’re called. Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of five of these beautiful arcades, discussing their secrets, history, desig ...
Did you know that Paris has half-hidden covered streets full with retail and culinary delights, some going back to the 1700s? The covered corridors of Paris are what they’re called. Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of five of these beautiful arcades, discussing their secrets, history, design, and, of course, the greatest places to shop and eat!
We begin with the Galerie Vivienne, a covered route built in the neoclassical style in 1823. It’s currently a national monument with a plethora of high-end shops.
Following the Galerie Vivienne, we’ll go through the Passage Choiseul, which features almost 600 feet of sunlight stores beneath a magnificent glass sky. Don’t forget to look down and glimpse the ornate tiled floor.
Our journey will continue in the Passage des Panoramas, Paris’ first covered walkway, which was erected over 200 years ago. Its old-fashioned charm and antique buildings can be admired here. As you wander through the picturesque tunnel, your guide will point you the best artisanal shops and cafés.
Next, the Passage Jouffroy offers a tight frame for shoppers to navigate, with glass and iron accents throughout. It even has a little wax museum, which your guide will show you through.
Our excursion will come to a close at the Passage Verdeau, where antique vendors and vintage curiosities abound. At each of these stops, your guide will point out features you may otherwise overlook, fascinating historical facts, and the tale behind how Paris’ many covered corridors came to be the fashion center of the world.
In 1823, a Neoclassical covered passage was built.
A magnificent glass roof adorns the structure.
Passage des Panoramas
Built nearly 200 years ago, Paris’s first covered walkway.
A work of art made of iron and glass.
Antiques and quirky businesses can be found in this charming covered arcade.
Plan your trip
This tour is handicap and stroller friendly.
Tour ending point
This journey concludes at 6 Rue de la Grange-Batelière, Passage Verdeau.
If any passageways are closed, your guide will recommend a another (but still fascinating) route.
Up to 24 hours before the start time, we give a full refund.
Please meet us at the Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victories, which is located in front of the large church.
Your guide will be holding an orange banner that says “ExperienceFirst.”
Is there a lot of walking involved?
At a leisurely pace, this tour spans 1.5 miles. Please ask for a private tour if mobility is a concern.
What is the policy on rescheduling?
We are aware that plans can change. We provide a full refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. We would have incurred hard expenditures within 24 hours of your tour and so cannot enable free rescheduling or cancellation.
When should I arrive?
Prepare to arrive 15 minutes early. The trip begins promptly, and if you arrive late, you may not be able to catch up.
What if it starts to rain?
Our tours go on regardless of the weather. If we have to cancel due to severe weather, you will receive a full refund.
Are gratuities included in the price?
Although tips are not included, our guides always appreciate them. A gratuity is a terrific way to show your appreciation for your guide’s hard work.