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Guided Walking Tour of the Covered Passages of Paris

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Explore the 19th-century labyrinth of half-hidden commercial passages of Paris, adorned with stunning mosaic works and stained glass ceilings, with an expert guide.

Highlights

  • Uncover the secrets, history, and design behind 5 of Paris’ covered arcades from the expert local guide.

  • Use the Paris shuttle included in your ticket to conveniently travel around the city.

  • Be charmed by the beautiful sunlit shops beneath the glass roof of Passage Choiseul.

  • Enjoy the old-school charm and ancient architecture of Paris’s first covered walkway, Passage des Panoramas.

  • Fun Fact: Built in the early to mid-19th century, these passages served as an early form of shopping arcade for the wealthy.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour walking tour

  • English-speaking local guide

  • Paris shuttle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Admire the Architecture of Galerie Vivienne and Passage Choiseul

Start the tour at Galerie Vivienne, a neoclassical-style passageway that dates back to 1823. Today, the national monument is filled with luxury boutiques. Next up is the Passage Choiseul and experience walking through the 600 feet long passage populated by sunlit shops gathered under a beautiful glass roof.

Walk Through the Eye-catching Passage des Panorama

The tour takes you to the first covered walkway in Paris that dates back over 200 years ago, the Passage des Panoramas. It was built in 1799 and has retained its old-fashioned charm and traditional architecture. The store windows within the Passage des Panoramas depict an iconic moment from Paris’ history.

Discover Vintage Curiosities at Passage Jouffroy and Passage Verdeau

Navigate the narrow passages of the Passage Jouffroy, decorated with glass and iron everywhere. The final stop of the tour is at the Passage Verdeau. This covered passage hosts antique dealers and vintage products that are exciting to peruse. Enjoy the busy atmosphere of the beautiful neoclassical-style covered passages that add to the charm of the French capital. Learn all about the interesting historical stories connected to the passages with the knowledgeable guide.

Don’t forget to get tips from the guide for the best places to shop and dine along the passageways.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • If any passages are closed, your guide will provide an alternative itinerary.

Timings

Mon & Thu: 11am onwards.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires.

  • Address: Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires, 7 Place des Petits Pères, 75002, Paris.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Mairie du 2ème. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 29 to get you there.

By Subway

  • The closest subway station is Bourse. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Take subway service 3 to get you there.

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