Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts”

You want to discover a little-known side of Paris? We organize for you a Private Guided Tour of the “Passages Couverts” (Covered Passages) of Paris
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Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts” : History

Most of the Parisian “Passages Couverts” were built in the first half of the 19th century to protect customers from the rain and offer the most diverse set of businesses. Paris had up to 150 “Passages Couverts” in the 1850s and exported the model to several other cities in France and abroad in the late 19th century.

The work of Haussmann, who opened wide areas by drilling large avenues in Paris, and competition from department stores resulted in the disappearance of most of the passages…
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Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts” : take the Tour

Built at the dawn of the 19th century, the Parisian “Passages Couverts”, ancestors of shopping malls, culminated during the Restoration. Forgotten for a long time, most of “Passages Couverts” are now restored : dive into a secret world of charm and refinement, enjoy the bright glass, the mosaic pavements, luxury shops and old decorations…

During your Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts”, your Private Guide takes you to explore the Palais Royal, the Vero-Dodat, the Vivienne and the Colbert galleries… but also the Panoramas, the Jouffroy and the Verdeau passages…
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Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts” : details

Your Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts” lasts 2 hours.

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace, you skip the line and have priority access to Parisian monuments.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best restaurants, hotels and exhibitions in Paris, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in History and Parisian habits.

Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts” : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

Please contact us for booking your Private Guided Tour of Parisian “Passages Couverts”

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