Palais Royal & Covered Galleries In-App Audio Tour: Little Treasures of Paris

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 1h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

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Hosted by Ellen
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Take a stroll through the Palais Royal park guided by your own in-app audio tour
  • Learn when and how the world's first shopping mall was created
  • Have a chance to walk through the Galerie de Montpensier and peek into its luxury boutiques
  • Discover some cool shops for the latest fashions in luxury goods
  • Hear exciting stories about this little treasure of Paris
Facing the Louvre is one of the little treasures of Paris, a small park known as the Palais Royal. Tucked away behind the Council of State and the Comédie Française, this park provides Parisians with an enjoyable bit of greenery, not to mention luxury shopping. Note! Entrance to the Palais Royal, gardens and galeries is free for all visitors! With this in-app audio tour, you will get informative audio commentary along a planned route. In the late 1700s, the park witnessed the invention of the first shopping mall under the arcades. Parisians came to shop, dine in fine restaurants, enjoy the numerous cafés or theatres, or simply enjoy the gardens themselves. But amongst the various forms of entertainment, less wholesome pastimes sprang up, such as gambling and prostitution. By the early 1800s, the gardens had become a vast red-light district, a wild party that lasted until 1840. Today the Palais Royal is much calmer and provides a lovely area for modern-day Parisians to do some shopping, enjoy some fresh air, or simply sit and read. You will also discover the Covered Gallery, which replaced the Palais Royal as the city's early shopping malls. Beautifully decorated and lined with charming boutiques, you will visit one of the loveliest Covered Galleries in the city. With this in-app audio tour, you will discover the park's incredible history, and enjoy some of your own shopping along the way.

What's included

  • Downloadable multimedia audio tour on WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Insider shopping locations
  • Recommended wine bar to finish the tour
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Earphones — you should bring your own
  • 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 Colette
2 Galerie de Nemours
Place des Victoires
4 Place des Victoires

Attractions on the route

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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June 2020

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