The Passages Couverts: Hidden Treasures & chic shopping

1 to 20

1.5 hour

from 19€

Flexible cancellation policy

Step back from the crowds and discover a secret side of Paris; gorgeous gardens and exquisite glass-roofed arcades, home to charming boutiques and more!

Let us take you on an exploration of the hidden side of Paris, full of treasures that are too often missed by visitors and locals alike. Loved by those in-the-know, these tiny passageways and gorgeous gardens are a rare treat.

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

265€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

19€

Price for 1 adult

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

265€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

19€

Price for 1 adult

Highlights

Discover the charming covered passages
Window shop at some of the most delightful boutiques in Paris
Stroll through the gorgeous gardens of the Palais Royal
Uncover some of Paris’ hidden gems, along with a host of wonderful boutiques and restaurants

Tour Description

Discover the delights of the charming covered passages. Full of tiny boutiques and cafés, chic Parisians have been shopping here since the early 19th century. These exquisite covered walkways are richly decorated, and today are still home to charming boutiques and brasseries, with their café tables spilling out into the passageways. Over 150 of these gorgeous glass roofed passages once dazzled both the French and their European neighbors, but now only a handful remain. You’ll be transported back in time as you explore these tiny marvels.

We’ll also stroll through the gorgeous gardens of the Palais Royal, once a royal palace home to kings and queens, now the perfect place to escape the crowds. Just a stone’s throw away from the Louvre, it’s a hidden paradise – tranquil gardens surrounded by tiny boutiques and cafés.

Your expert local guide will show you the gems of these secret places as you explore one of the most enchanting sides of Paris and discover some of the best places to shop, eat and relax in the city. 

What’s included

Guided 1.5 hour walking tour in English
Fully licensed expert local guide
Limited groups of 20 people or fewer

FAQ

Is there a lot of walking on the tours?

There is a reasonable amount of walking on the tours. However they have been carefully designed to see as much as possible at a comfortable pace that is accessible to everyone.

Can I bring a stroller?

You can bring a stroller. Note that access in Montmartre is not always optimal for strollers as it is on a hill and there are cobblestones, but you should not encounter any particular difficulties.

Is this tour suitable for children?

This tour is suitable for children. However if you have younger children and are looking for tours that are specifically designed for families with kids, allowing the children to interact and participate with the guide throughout, our Family Tours are perhaps more appropriate as the children will be the focus of the visit.