Charm and Secrets of Paris Passages

Overview

Frequent travelers to Paris will truly enjoy this off the beaten path tour that  offers a glimpse of Paris in the 1800’s with the passages that were copied throughout europe.

We will start at the Palais Royal a stone’s throw from the Louvre. We will stop to see the most Instagrammed spots in Paris before continuing past Emily in Paris locations as we enter  the arcades to Galerie Vero-Dodat that used to open up to the European Stagecoaches.

SWe will even pass through the smallest passage of Paris, the little secret Passage des 2 pavilions, just  opposite the home of the famous writer and actress Colette.

After the first few covered passages, we will  take a quick walk to the beautifully tiled floors of Galerie Vivienne, with the high glass ceilings we continue through and  will pass in the Old Bourse (Stock Exchange) on our way to the Passage des Panoramas. You’ll want to come back for lunch when we finish!

Following the tempting passage treats you will see the entertaining Passage Jouffroy that shares walls with Museé Grevin and still houses the historic Chopin Hotel where more than just a famous composer lived. We will continue to pass the toys and canes to Passage Verdeau.

I’ll be leaving you there to contemplate revisiting any passage that held special appeal or simply take the road a  short walk to Gallery Layettes and a different kind of shopping!

Meeting points

Salle Richelieu

Endpoints

Passage Verdeau

Tour Details

Total Duration: 1-2 hours

Palais-Royal, Palais-Royal
Galerie Vivienne, 6 Rue Vivienne
Passage des Panoramas
Passage Jouffroy
Passage Verdeau

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation

Tour with a local, our guides are from Paris, allowing for a deeper wealth of historical information to share along the way. We customize the tours to meet your interest and take pride in the personal attention we offer each adventurer. Perfect tour for rainy weather.