Step out of the hotel and into the Paris of yesterday. Discover some of the district’s most enchanting passages, galleries and covered arcades. Stroll whatever the weather and breathe in the soul of the City of Light.
Built in 1836, its charm comes from the beautiful iron and glass architecture (the ogive-vaulted glass ceiling immediately draws your attention) and marble floors. The covered arcade was renovated in 1987. Passage Jouffroy also features a wide variety of unique shops and establishments. Visitors big and small will enjoy Musée Grévin and its famous wax figures. Salon des Miroirs is located in a former 19th-century brewery and can now be hired for private events and is used as a club on Saturday nights. Loads of very unique shops round out the visit: antique canes, old books, stationery shops… and much more. Just window-shopping is fascinating. Those with a sweet tooth will want to stop by Valentin, the not-to-bemissed tearoom in this covered arcade
Built in 1823, this covered arcade is located in a very quiet area, behind the Richelieu library and very close to the Palais-Royal. Look down to admire the colourful mosaic floors and look up to see the gorgeous glass ceiling that lets light stream through. You will also find a wide variety of shops: prêt-à-porter, tea, candy, wine, groceries, old books and more.
Passage des Panoramas:
The first covered arcade in Paris. Built in 1799, this spot has retained its charm and old-fashioned shops. Protected by a spectacular glass window, this shopping arcade has been designated a historical monument. This restaurant-filled arcade features a bar à vins for natural wine lovers, Michelin-starred restaurant Racines and La Table du 53. Plus a place where the baristas work magic.
Named after its creator. Built in 1847, it is one of the capital’s most charming covered arcades. These places are perfect for a unique walk. Along Passage Verdeau, there are several shops selling antiques and other exclusive goods (old books, postcards, collectable cameras, etc.). Visitors’ eyes are drawn by the beautiful shop fronts bathed in light from the towering glass roof designed to resemble fish bones.