Passages couverts: the secret passages in the heart of Paris
This unique tour will bring you to discover a part of the city unknown even by many locals and you will learn plenty of short stories about Paris and famous men who lived here: Chopin, Napoleon, Balzac, Zola.
During the XIX century, Paris was the place to go to enjoy an extravagant and modern lifestyle. In this city, where arts, literature, and events were very active, the ‘covered passages’ began an important part of the urban life: they were intricated shopping arcades, fancy walking paths connecting the Grand Boulevards to the Royal Palace, elegant venues adorned with glass and iron roofs, housing luxurious tea rooms and restaurants.
Today they are authentic hidden gems, far from the tourist crowd, where you can travel back in time wandering through those unique and antique bakeries, bookshops, antique boutiques, tea rooms, and restaurants.
About the tour
Walking itinerary OFF city center
All year around
Tour in English