Stroll around and travel back in time while learning the history behind the chic Parisian boulevards and it's charming covered-passages with a private guide.
-Enjoy a walking tour around Paris
-Discover the secret covered passages in the city with their unique style and commerces
-Enjoy a detailed historical commentary of your guide throughout the tour
Largely dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, the covered passages were constructed to serve as shopping arcades but the mass overhaul retail industry marked their end. After several centuries of obscurity and neglect, Paris' most beautiful glass-covered streets and shopping arcades have once more been restored to their original charm and beauty. They now attract lovers of fine architecture, gastronomes, antique collectors and shopaholics.
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Check out five of the secret passages located near the Louvre on the Right Bank. Though there used to be around 130 of them, many were destroyed and only 20 remain today, recently restored but with that distinctive French charm. The result is an atmosphere of a chic village, full of stylish shops, art galleries, and cute cafes, some of which have remained unchanged for 150 years. Here are a few passages you will discover during the walk: Choiseul, Vivienne, Colbert, Véro-Dodat and Palais-Royal.
If you want to make the best of your trip to Paris don't hesitate to pair this experience with a Half Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour (Click here) with a private driver knowledgeable english speaking driver that will take you around the iconic monuments of Paris!
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-Meeting point in your hotel or in one of the covered passages
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