Covered passages walking tour

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Passage du Jouffroy à Paris
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What you'll do

Step back in time to 19th-century Paris on a guided walk through the city’s atmospheric covered passages.

Discover Paris’s covered passages on a walking tour with Go City®

  • With us, there are no additional fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Visit Galerie Vivienne, the Passage Choiseul, the Passage des Panoramas, the Passage Jouffroy and the Passage Verdeau on this 90-minute tour.
  • Your guide will share the history of the arcades, as well as recommending the best places to shop and dine.

Stroll beneath the elegant glass-and-iron canopies of Paris’s covered passages, which are brimming with boutique shops, antiques and cute cafés.

Your tour begins at the Galerie Vivienne, a neo-classical style arcade with intricate mosaic floors and an elegant glass roof with an impressive dome. Expect fashion boutiques, wine cellars and typical French brasseries inside.

Next up are the Passage Choiseul – the longest covered passage in Paris and a registered historic monument – and the Passage des Panoramas, which was built in 1799, making it the oldest of the city’s arcades.

Look out for the ornate clock, smart geometric tiling and old-fashioned wooden store fronts as you stroll through the Passage du Jouffroy. This walkway is also home to a small wax museum, established by cartoonist Alfred Grévin and Le Gaulois newspaper founder Arthur Meyer in 1882.

Last but by no means least, the Passage Verdeau is packed with antique stores and vintage curiosities. This is where, beneath a towering canopy of iron and glass, you can pick up antiquarian books, prints, paintings, photos and more.

Covered passages walking tour highlights

Galerie Vivienne - this beautifully restored arcade has a glass dome and rotunda decorated with goddesses and nymphs

Passage du Jouffroy - home to a wax museum and atmospheric Librairie du Passage bookstore, one of the oldest on Paris

Passage Verdeau - light streams in through a beautiful glass-and-iron canopy, illuminating rows of antique stores

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Know before you go

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Getting in: Show your pass to the guide at the meeting point.

Meeting point: Meet your guide at the Basicila of Notre-Dame des Victoires in front of the big church. The guide will be holding an orange sign that says ‘ExperienceFirst’.

Please note

  • This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible.

For more information, visit the ExperienceFirst website.

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Monday & Thursday: 11AM

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