Come and explore these secret passageways not too far from the Louvre with our knowledgeable and charming guide who will lead you through five of the covered passageways.
Known as Les Passages Couverts (covered shopping arcades) these areas were the fashionable, high-class shopping malls of the 19th century. Only the most affluent and high-class bourgeois ladies of the time could afford to stroll up and down the passages in their fine gowns, indulging in what was to become a favourite Parisian pastime -window shopping.
Today, many of these beautiful architectural wonders still exist intact; some restored to their former elegant 19th Century condition and some now a little tired and faded. The boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and cafés to be found inside are truly exquisite. Some have not changed in 150 years.
Come and explore these secret passageways on the Right Bank close to the Louvre with our knowledgeable and charming English-speaking guide who will lead you through 5 different Passages Couverts, and together you will evoke those romantic days and you'll hear some entertaining stories of how life used to be.
An extra bonus with our Meeting the French walk is that our guide will introduce you to the proprietors of a gourmet food shop tucked away inside the passages where you will sit and taste a glass of wine! It will be a true taste of the 19th-century shopping experience.