Covered Passages: Neo-Classical Treasures of Paris

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3,5km
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Duration 1h 30m
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • 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
Discover the very first shopping malls with this in-app audio tour! 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 the department store was invented, many were destroyed. Today there are some 25 passages still standing, most lovingly restored to their original decors. We will discover these architectural gems during this tour. ATTENTION! Most of the Passages are closed on Sundays

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendations from a local on where to continue your tour
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones not included — bring your own
  • Transportation to & from the tour
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Place du Caire
Place du Caire
Passage des Panoramas
Boulevard Montmartre, 11
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
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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