Passages Couverts in Paris

Passages Couverts in Paris, Paris, France (B)

I suddenly felt the emotions, the smells, the sounds … like magic I found myself in my beloved Galerie Vivienne which for years has been a stage in my daily route from school to home in the first years and from home to work later.

I used to leave my class at the IESA at number 5 avenue de l’Opéra in the late afternoon, with Paris beginning to light up and, after a dreamy ritual looking aimed at the Opera Garnier on my left, I walked till the Comédie Française, and from there through the gardens of the Palais Royal, under whose porch elegantly stay still the Galeries du Palais Royal (open daily from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm), giving me fantasies inspired by the adventures of told by Dumas, so detailed almost to seem almost memories…

These galleries are the de Montpensier, the de Beaujolais, the de Valois and the des Proues and represented for years a symbol of Parisian debauchery, the DOC one! Now there are less shops, but some luxury boutiques and “my cafe” are still there … because once blessed with good fortune and the strength of my aspirations, I followed the same path coming out of Garnier – who I still cast a dreamy look at – and I started treating myself with a cup of green tea and a pistachio macaron in the cafe under the arcades! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Passages Couverts in Paris
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Silvia Moggia
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galerie Vivienne
  • Comédie Française
  • Palais Royal
  • Galeries du Palais Royal
  • Passage Brady
  • Passage du Bourg-l’Abbé
  • Passage Choiseu
  • Galerie Colbert
  • Passage du Grand Cerf
  • Musée Grevin
  • Passage Verdeau
  • Passage des Panoramas

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