Paris Covered Passages Walking Tour
Secret treasures in the hidden streets and shops of Paris
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- Discover the neoclassical Galerie Vivienne, a national monument filled with luxury boutiques.
- Be dazzled by over 600 feet of sunlit shops below the glass roof of the Passage Choiseul.
- Tour Passage des Panoramas, dating to 1799 and beloved for its elaborate architecture and excellent dining.
- Capture stunning photos of the simple glass and iron framework of Passage Jouffroy.
- Get tips on where to dine and shop from your local guide after your tour.
- Finish your journey in Grands Boulevard at the picturesque Passage Verdeau.
What you'll do
Did you know Paris has half-hidden covered streets filled with shopping and culinary treasures, some of them dating as far back as the 1700s? They’re known as Paris’s covered passages. Your local guide will take you on a dazzling tour of five of these magical arcades, sharing their secrets, history, design, and ... read more
Did you know Paris has half-hidden covered streets filled with shopping and culinary treasures, some of them dating as far back as the 1700s? They’re known as Paris’s covered passages. Your local guide will take you on a dazzling tour of five of these magical arcades, sharing their secrets, history, design, and the best places to shop and dine, of course!
We begin at the Galerie Vivienne, a neoclassical-style covered passage dating to 1823. It’s now a national monument filled with luxury boutiques.
After the Galerie Vivienne, we’ll explore the Passage Choiseul where over 600 feet of sunlit shops gather under the stunning glass roof. Don’t forget to look down and glimpse the ornate tiled floor.
We’ll continue our tour at the Passage des Panoramas, the first covered walkway of Paris, built more than 200 years ago. Here you can admire its old-fashioned charm and ancient architecture. Your guide will point out the best artisanal shops and eateries as you stroll along the scenic passage.
Next up, the Passage Jouffroy presents a narrow frame for shoppers to navigate, accented everywhere with glass and iron. It even houses a small wax museum that your guide will introduce you to.
We’ll end our tour at the Passage Verdeau, where antique dealers and vintage curiosities crowd the walkway. At each of these stops, your guide will direct your attention to details you might otherwise miss, fascinating pieces of history, and the story behind how these many covered passages in Paris found their way to the capital of fashion.
Neoclassical covered passage built in 1823
Adorned with a stunning glass roof
Passage des Panoramas
The first covered walkway in Paris, built over 200 years ago
A marvel of iron and glass architecture
Charming covered arcade home to antiques and unusual shops
Plan your trip
This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Tour ending point
This tour ends at Passage Verdeau, 6 Rue de la Grange-Batelière.
If any passages are closed, your guide will provide an alternative (but equally exciting) itinerary.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
Please meet us in front of the big church at the following address: Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victories.
Your guide will be holding an orange sign with “ExperienceFirst” written on it.
This tour covers 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.
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