The covered passages

Passage-des-Princes-Paris-claudiassecretparisThe covered passages are a very Parisian invention and their unique charm will transport you to the quaint atmosphere of the 19th century.

Under Napoleon III, Paris had approximately 150 covered passages and galleries. They immediately became places to stroll, or for frivolity and all kind of pleasures. They are the center of attraction for the pleasure of buying and consuming with their luxury shops, restaurants, libraries and theatres. The “Tout Paris” as well as the rich from the rest of France and Europe, hastened here to bask in these new places of luxury.

Today, many of these passages and galleries have disappeared or fallen into obscurity, or even oblivion with the arrival of department stores.

This visit selected for you the most beautiful Parisian passages, nestled between the Palais Royal and the Grands Boulevards, away from the usual circuits. An architectural wealth (marble, gilding, remarkable windows and Pompeian decor) and unusual anecdotes will reveal to you their history and their secrets.

It is a timeless journey that awaits you!





The covered passages


Useful Information

Duration: 3 hours. It is a walking tour.

Rate : 30 €/person  

From a group size of 10 people please contact us.