Covered Passages: Neo-Classical Treasures of Paris

Audio tour
Free cancellation. Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration: About 1 hour 30 minutes
In English language


  • Discover the hidden passages of Paris, vestiges of the early 1800s
  • See their period decors with magnificent skylights and charming boutiques
  • Do a little shopping along the way
  • Get a different shopping experience, not like in the department stores
  • See an unusual part of Paris, visited by few tourists

What’s included

  • Recommendations from a local on where to continue your tour

What’s not included

  • Headphones not included — bring your own
  • Transportation to & from the tour


Discover the very first shopping malls! The covered passages, created in the first half of the 19th Century, were the forerunners of today’s shopping mall. Built in the Neo-Classical style, they were beautifully decorated and featured glass skylights, marble or tiled floors, and wooden facades for the boutiques. Abandoned when...
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Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Place du Caire
Place du Caire
Passage des Panoramas
Boulevard Montmartre, 11
Meet Ellen,
author of the tour
Reviews: 5
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. I share that passion with visitors from around the world through my guided walking tours. I have adapted a few of them into self-guided...

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