Guided tour

Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour

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Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 39.11 per person

See Paris’ hidden streets and walkways on this guided walking tour. Learn facts and history and discover secret treasures as you explore the covered passages.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • See Paris’ hidden gems on a tour of the covered passages and their treasures
  • Discover the Galerie Vivenne, a national monument filled with luxury boutiques
  • Be dazzled by the sunlit shops below the glass roof of the Passage Choiseul
  • Take stunning photos of the simple glass and iron framework of Passage Jouffroy
  • See the majestic Grands Boulevard at the picturesque Passage Verdeau
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Explore Paris’s covered passages: half-hidden covered streets filled with shopping and culinary treasures. Take a dazzling guided tour through 5 of Paris’ magical arcades, some of them dating back to the 1700s, and learn their secrets, history, and the best places to shop and dine.

Begin at the Galerie Vivienne, a neoclassical-style covered passage dating to 1823, now a national monument filled with luxury boutiques.

After the Galerie Vivienne, explore the Passage Choiseul, where over 600 feet of sunlit shops gather under the stunning glass roof. Be sure to look at the beautiful, ornately tiled floor.

Continue the tour at the Passage des Panoramas, Paris' first covered walkway, built more than 200 years ago. 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, 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 show you.

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.

The tour ends at the Passage Verdeau, where antique dealers and vintage curiosities crowd the walkway.

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  • Paris shuttle
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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the big church Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victories. Your guide will be holding an orange sign with “ExperienceFirst” written on it.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
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4.5 /5

based on 14 reviews

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January 6, 2023

This was a fun first tour and we enjoyed it very much!

November 28, 2022

Our guide, Joanna was fabulous! Learned so much about Paris history.

October 24, 2022

Product ID: 413712