Go back in time with a stroll through the covered passages!

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Béatrice

2 hours, Hosted in French, German, English and Italian

What you'll do

Go back in time with a stroll through the covered passages!

From the Grands Boulevards to the Palais Royal we will roam 5 passages.
True havens of peace, out of the tumult of the hectic places of the capital, you will discover the famous passages in vogue in the first half of the 19th century. Their history, origin and particularities will be explained to you. Why did they attract Parisians so much? Why were they later abandoned? Milliners' shops, curiosities, cane merchants, tea rooms, cafes, literary salons, places of pleasure, static ancestors of the cinema ... As they did before, you will stroll and appreciate these enchanted places. I suggest a unique visit, full of charm, far from highly tourist places.
Other things to note
Meeting point in front of 2 boulevard Montmartre. Metro GRANDS BOULEVARDS, exit N ° 2 "Boulevard Montmartre, Musée Grévin"
Go back in time with a stroll through the covered passages!

From the Grands Boulevards to the Palais Royal we will roam 5 passages.
True havens of peace, out of the tumult of the hectic places of the capital, you will discover the famous passages in vogue in the first half of the 19th century. Their history, origin and particularities will be explained to you. Why did they attract Parisians so much? Why were they later abandoned?…

Meet your host, Béatrice

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Parisian for over 40 years, Paris has always fascinated me. Paris conceals hidden treasures but reveals its secrets little by little. You have to stroll and look up to discover and appreciate remarkable places.
I am particularly interested in the XIXth century period, a century which knew no less than 7 different regimes, a social change, and strong artistic currents which will influence Europe and give to France an international standing. At the end of the revolution, Paris will turn into a pole of cultural attraction. I would like to share my discoveries with you as you stroll off the beaten track. I like traveling and I am curious, I lived in Germany for a few years. I can be your tour guide by doing this visit in English, German or Italian.
Parisian for over 40 years, Paris has always fascinated me. Paris conceals hidden treasures but reveals its secrets little by little. You have to stroll and look up to discover and appreciate remarkable places.
I am particularly interested in the XIXth century period, a century which knew no less than 7 different regimes, a social change, and strong artistic currents which will influence Europe and give to France an international standing. At the end of the revolution, Paris will turn into…
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From the Grands Boulevards to the Palais Royal we will roam 5 passages.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Margot
October 2021
J'ai passé une super matinée à découvrir des passages couvert que j'aurais probablement loupé sans cette visite ! Béatrice nous explique l'histoire de ces galeries ainsi que quelques anecdotes, le tout en nous montrant des image de l'époque. Elle nous a même conseiller quelques très bons restaurant
Louisa
October 2021
Beatrice showed us the wonderful „passages couverts » de Paris. She was enthusiastic and gave us a brilliant historic background to every passage. Her walk through the district was much longer than expected. We recommend her as a brilliant guide. As soon as we come back, we try to book her again Louisa - Barbara & Jo
René
October 2021
We covered so much in two hours! The passages are magical. It was good to visit in the morning before the lunch crowd came in. Not only did we visit the Passages, but Béatrice pointed out points of interest all along the way, giving me ideas for walks on my own. This is a beautiful, romantic part of Paris. Don’t miss this tour!
Амина
September 2021
I definitely advise you to visit this excursion! You will see incredibly beautiful places, and will hear their history. I can say: these passages are one of the wonders of Paris! I got the maximum aesthetic pleasure! And of course guide is a very attentive and wonderful person with whom it’s pleasant to spend time!
Gabrielle
August 2021
Une superbe balade à travers les passages de Paris, et en bonne compagnie ! Béatrice est très gentille et raconte très bien l'histoire de ses passages. Une visite guidée passionnante !
Christine
August 2021
Béatrice is very friendly and easy to talk to. She took me to these awesome and beautiful passages that I never knew existed. With some history thrown in, it made a very fun and educational experience, getting to see how some Parisians lived years ago. She said she was going to find some info on this hotel that we saw, and she did send it almost immediately after we finished the tour. Very quick in responding to email messages as well. Highly recommended.

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.