You may not have known it, but Paris is home to many absolutely magnificent covered passages.
Paris is full of secret places, that bear witness of the history of the city. Discovering them helps to better understand the capital’s past. Take the covered passages of Paris, for example. In the 19th century, thanks to Baron Haussmann’s major urban transformation plan, the capital had more than 70!
Their goal was to protect the wealthy population from the mud and bustle of the streets by offering them passages protected from the weather by beautiful glass roofs and grouping many shops and restaurants in one place.
Today, Paris has only 21 covered passages open to the public. The most beautiful covered passages are almost all in the same area: the 2nd and 9th arrondissements. An architectural curiosity that takes us back to the atmosphere of the 19th century.
10-12 boulevard Montmartre
9 rue de la Grange-Batelière
Every day from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm
145 rue Saint-Denis
10 rue Dussoubs
Monday-Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
4 rue des Petits-Champs
6 rue Vivienne
Every day from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm