Paris Covered Passages Walking Tour

Secret treasures in the hidden streets and shops of Paris

$40 per adult €36 per adult £31 per adult C$54 per adult A$59 per adult

$34 per child

€31 per child

£27 per child

C$47 per child

A$51 per child

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$40 per adult

€36 per adult

£31 per adult

C$54 per adult

A$59 per adult

$34 per child €31 per child £27 per child C$47 per child A$51 per child

$40 per adult €36 per adult £31 per adult C$54 per adult A$59 per adult

$34 per child

€31 per child

£27 per child

C$47 per child

A$51 per child

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Take our Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour.

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 ...

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.

Itinerary

  • Galerie Vivienne

    Neoclassical covered passage built in 1823

  • Passage Choiseul

    Adorned with a stunning glass roof

  • Passage des Panoramas

    The first covered walkway in Paris, built over 200 years ago

  • Passage Jouffroy

    A marvel of iron and glass architecture

  • Passage Verdeau

    Charming covered arcade home to antiques and unusual shops

Plan your trip

Tour ending point

This tour ends at Passage Verdeau, 6 Rue de la Grange-Batelière.

Schedule

If any passages are closed, your guide will provide an alternative (but equally exciting) itinerary.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Full Schedule

High season 10 Jun - 3 Sep now
10 AM Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
Low season 4 Sep - 9 Jun now
11 AM Monday, Thursday

Reviews

Very fun, interesting tour with Maria. Saw another side of Paris and loved it. The anecdotes and stories behind the shops made the place come alive. Though I am not a keen shopper, I enjoyed the walk through the covered passages.

— Sonali
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5 out of 5. Maria was wonderful and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to everyone. We went to all the passages, and it was a leisurely tour.

Cassandra

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Great tour with a great tour guide
Super interesting tour. Fanny was a great tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, and we learned a lot from her.

Sam

Meeting point

Please meet us in front of the big church at the following address: Place des Petits-Pères, 75002 Paris.

Your guide will be holding an orange sign with “ExperienceFirst” written on it.

For easier navigation, you can paste this address into Google Maps: Pl. des Petits-Pères, 75002 Paris.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour covers 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

How does the Seine cruise upgrade work?

Your guide will give you instructions on where to find the boat. Your ticket is good for a one-hour cruise along the Seine anytime within one year of the date of your tour. Make sure to arrive on time for your Eiffel Tower tour to receive your boat tickets — if you miss your tour, you won’t be able to pick up your cruise tickets. Reservations are not required for the river cruise. Just show up 20 minutes early with your tickets. The boat ride is roundtrip, starting and ending by the Eiffel Tower. Here is a map of the meeting point. 

What is the rescheduling policy?

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.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

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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