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The Covered Passages of Paris: 3-hour Small Group Walking Tour

The Covered Passages of Paris: 3-hour Small Group Walking Tour
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$111.77
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Embark on a journey through some of the incredible covered passages of Paris.  These indoor streets made for strolling and shopping are filled with history and architecture, just waiting to be discovered.  With the help of a guide you'll navigate these multiple passages like a pro, learning about their origins and their role in the city.  Along the way you'll be able to window-shop, and pop into places such as bookstores, chocolateries, wine cellars and antique shops, to discover centuries-old treasures and traditions.  A tasting of wine and patisserie is included on this tour, to make your Parisian experience truly special.

You may be surprised to read that, nestled amid Paris’ busy boulevards and avenues, hides an entire network of "passages couverts": indoor pedestrian streets that are lined with shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques!  Although most of these extensive passages no longer exist, there are still small parts of them that can be found throughout the city, and to this day they welcome shoppers and curious explorers.  With your guide you’ll travel back in time as you discover the history of these street-like shopping hubs, some of which are over two centuries old.

If history's not your thing, don't fret; this tour's also a shopper's paradise!  You’ll shop like never before with your guide's help who can assist you in recommending shops for all types of products.   The tour includes a stop to taste some French cheeses and wine in one of the passages’ many restaurants.  Your guide will navigate you through several different passages, so you can see the unique styles and boutiques of each.  Get ready to discover French architecture, history, and shopping that you never knew existed! 

Embark on a journey through some of the incredible covered passages of Paris.  These indoor streets made for strolling and shopping are filled with history and architecture, just waiting to be discovered.  With the help of a guide you'll navigate these multiple passages like a pro, learning about their origins and their role in the city.  Along the way you'll be able to window-shop, and pop into places such as bookstores, chocolateries, wine cellars and antique shops, to discover centuries-old treasures and traditions.  A tasting of wine and patisserie is included on this tour, to make your Parisian experience truly special.