Best Covered Passages in Paris
This week we look at the Best Covered Passages in Paris (we call them “galeries” in French) and why return visitors to the City of Light should definitely consider visiting the some. There are lots of them, but we have our favorites, which is why we are concentrating on the best covered passages in Paris.
Elyse explains how they came to be historically, why she likes them so much, and suggests a few you may want to concentrate on because they offer particularly wonderful architecture or ambiance.
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- What are the Covered Passages?
- Where are the best covered passages in Paris?
- How French Kings and Noblemen created the Galleries
- The Galleries were the original shopping malls
- The Best Passages in Paris:
- Passage Panorama (Near Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, 1799)
- Passage Jouffroy (1847)
- Passage Verdeau (think “verre d’eau!”, 1847)
- Galerie Vivienne (Palais Royal area)
- Galerie Véro-Daudat
- Passage Brady (ehtnic foods from Pakistan and India)
- Galerie Colbert near the Bibliothèque Nationale
- Passage du Grand Cerf between rue Saint-Denis and place de la République
- Passage des Princes
- Passage de Choiseul (1825, had theaters and cabarets)
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