Covered Passages: Neo-Classical Treasures of Paris

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1h 30m
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The first impression of the tour by Ellen

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  • 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...
$9.78per tour
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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
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I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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