Covered passages walking tour

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The Passage du Jouffroy in Paris.
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What you'll do

Discover Paris’s covered passages and learn all about its history on this guided walking tour.

Enjoy a walking tour through Paris’s covered arcades with The Paris Pass®

  • Pay nothing on the day – simply show your pass.
  • Your 90-minute tour calls at five arcades, including the Passage Choiseul, Galerie Vivienne and the Passage Jouffroy.
  • Hear all about the history of the walkways, and get recommendations on the best places to shop and eat from your expert guide.

Stroll through Paris’s atmospheric 19th-century covered walkways to be transported to a bygone era.

Beneath the elegant glass-and-iron canopies of Paris’s covered passages, you’ll find old-fashioned bookstores and antique shops, as well as trendy brasseries and cutting edge fashion boutiques.

Covered passages walking tour highlights

Galerie Vivienne

Packed with luxury boutiques, Galerie Vivienne dates back to 1823 and has been beautifully restored to its original neo-classical glory. Take time to enjoy the mosaiced floors and visit the rotunda, where goddesses adorn the walls beneath the impressive glass dome.

Passage Choiseul

At 190 meters, Passage Choiseul is the longest covered passage in Paris. Grab a flaky, buttery croissant and browse watchmakers’ windows, jewelry stores and more along the arcade's narrow length.

Passage des Panoramas

Built in 1799, Passage des Panoramas is the oldest covered walkway in Paris. Soak up the old-fashioned charm as you stroll across its paving stones, peering into shop windows and pausing at traditional Parisian pavement cafés.

Passage du Jouffroy

It’s easy to understand why Passage du Jouffroy is one of Paris's most popular arcades, with its polished geometric tiling, ornate stucco clock and delightful 19th-century Librairie du Passage bookstore, where new and antiquarian books spill out of the shelves and pile up in corners. Your guide will also point out the wax museum, which has been operating here for nearly 150 years.

Passage Verdeau

Antique stores and vintage ephemera jostle with cute bistros beneath a stunning iron-and-glass canopy in this 1847 arcade. Step inside for some genuine 19th-century Parisian charm and to admire the grand roof, the ribs of which are designed to look like fish bones!

The Paris Pass is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes covered passages walking tour tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Paris attractions for one money-saving price.

Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: simply show your pass to your guide on arrival at the meeting point.

Meeting point: please meet your guide in front of the big church at the following address: Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires. The guide will be holding an orange sign that says ‘ExperienceFirst’.

For more information, visit the ExperienceFirst website.

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Monday & Thursday : 11AM

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