Walking Tour
2 Hours
2 Kilometres

Embark on a captivating exploration of Paris’ covered passages, a hidden treasure trove of 19th-century charm and elegance. This tour invites you to wander through these historical arcades, each a world unto itself, brimming with architectural splendor and tales of yesteryear. From the grandeur of Galerie Vivienne to the nostalgic allure of Passage des Panoramas, these passages are a testament to Paris’ enduring beauty and cultural richness. This journey is more than a mere walk; it’s a voyage through time, uncovering the essence of Parisian allure.


Tour Highlights

  • Galerie Vivienne: Step into the grandeur of Galerie Vivienne, famed for its intricate mosaic floors and a stunning array of boutiques and bookshops.
  • Passage des Panoramas: Experience the allure of Paris’ oldest covered passage, a haven for collectors and lovers of vintage charm.
  • Palais Royal Area: Explore the historic neighbourhood surrounding the passages, including the magnificent Palais Royal, echoing tales of the royal past.
  • Exclusive Shops: Discover exclusive, quaint shops offering rare books, antique toys, and unique collectibles, perfect for memorable souvenirs.
  • Photographic Opportunities: These passages, with their exquisite glass roofs and vintage décor, offer unparalleled photographic moments, ideal for capturing the hidden facets of Parisian elegance.

Why this tour

This tour is crafted for those who seek to unveil the hidden marvels of Paris, far from the well-trodden tourist paths. It’s an invitation to experience the city through its lesser-known yet equally captivating avenues. The covered passages, with their rich history and distinctive character, provide a unique perspective on Parisian life. This tour is about exploring the extraordinary, the quaint, and the elegant. It’s not just a walk through passages; it’s a journey into the heart of Parisian charm, guided by a narrative that weaves history, art, and culture into a tapestry of unforgettable experiences. Join this tour for an intimate encounter with the soul of Paris, where every arcade and shop has a story to tell.

What is included

  • Commentary by a certified guide
  • Restaurant recommendations