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Paris: Covered Passages Audio-Guided Walking Tour

1. Paris: Covered Passages Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Stroll through centuries with an audio-guided tour of the Palais-Royal gardens and the city’s historic covered passages. Start and pause the tour whenever you like, to explore at your own pace. Begin at the gardens of Palais-Royal, to discover the story of this fashionable meeting place. Continue to the covered passages of Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, and Passages Jouffroy. Learn how these places battled to attract customers and pass iconic locations, including the oldest chocolate factory in Paris, a wax museum, and the former Paris Stock Exchange.

Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour

2. Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour

Explore Paris’s covered passages: half-hidden covered streets filled with shopping and culinary treasures. Take a dazzling guided tour through 5 of Paris’ magical arcades, some of them dating back to the 1700s, and learn their secrets, history, and the best places to shop and dine. Begin at the Galerie Vivienne, a neoclassical-style covered passage dating to 1823, now a national monument filled with luxury boutiques. After the Galerie Vivienne, explore the Passage Choiseul, where over 600 feet of sunlit shops gather under the stunning glass roof. Be sure to look at the beautiful, ornately tiled floor. Continue the tour at the Passage des Panoramas, Paris' first covered walkway, built more than 200 years ago. Admire its old-fashioned charm and ancient architecture. Your guide will point out the best artisanal shops and eateries as you stroll along the scenic passage. Next, the Passage Jouffroy presents a narrow frame for shoppers to navigate, accented everywhere with glass and iron. It even houses a small wax museum that your guide will show you. At each of these stops your guide will direct your attention to details you might otherwise miss, fascinating pieces of history, and the story behind how these many covered passages in Paris found their way to the capital of fashion. The tour ends at the Passage Verdeau, where antique dealers and vintage curiosities crowd the walkway.

Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour and Puzzle Game

3. Paris: Covered Passages Walking Tour and Puzzle Game

Go off the beaten path and explore a different side of Paris with a puzzle game and walking tour. Discover the history of the city's covered passageways as you play detective for an afternoon, solving riddles and uncovering clues to crack the case. Meet your host to collect your booklet and clues and learn the story behind your outdoor escape game adventure. Then, put on your detective hat and set out to solve a murder. From Grands Boulevards to Palais Royal, follow in the footsteps of Herbert, a mad genius who was murdered just a few days ago. Thankfully, Herbert has left behind clues in a tourism booklet. Now it's up to you to decipher the hidden messages and help the police crack the case. Begin in Passage Verdeau, where antique stores are lined with bustling bars and bistros. Then, enter the very popular Passage Jouffroy, home to the famous wax Museum Grévin. Your investigation continues inside the oldest Passage in Paris, Passage des Panoramas. Then, head to Galerie Vivienne, located a short walk from the breathtaking Palais Royal Garden, where our host will be waiting and where you'll solve the final riddle and complete the challenge. 

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4.4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Our tour guide Maria was wonderful. We went through the prettiest and most vibrant passages hidden in Paris. Without this tour, we won't even know where to start walking. She was friendly and engaging. A must while in Paris.

We enjoyed strolling through the hidden passageways and learning the history of them. Our guide was informative and very kind.

Maria was an excellent guide-very knowledgeable & communicated very well!

Our guide, Joanna was fabulous! Learned so much about Paris history.

Our guide ?Joanna? was excellent. Knowledgeable and very helpful.