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Winter Tour of Secret Covered Passages

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Daniel

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you’re visiting Paris, you might be looking for something unusual to do in Paris besides seeing the Eiffel Tower. Either way, you will not want to miss the arcades of Paris.

You will discover the covered passages of Paris, which retain an air of magic and make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

This guided walking tour through Paris should give you glimpse into the secret Paris that Parisians know, love, and guard with their lives. This walk through the covered passages of Paris includes some of Paris’ most beautiful passages, including Passage Verdeau, Galerie Vivienne, and Passage des Panoramas as well as some off the beaten path attractions.

The tour of the covered passages in Paris is about 4 kilometers in total so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Other things to note
Comfy Shoes
Drinks & Snacks
Camera (for all the photos you’ll be taking!)
If you’re visiting Paris, you might be looking for something unusual to do in Paris besides seeing the Eiffel Tower. Either way, you will not want to miss the arcades of Paris.

You will discover the covered passages of Paris, which retain an air of magic and make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

This guided walking tour through Paris should give you glimpse into the secret Paris that Parisians know, love, and guar…

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Meet your host, Daniel

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I'm an English Actor and have been living and working in Paris for over 8 years now. I am passionate about—and fascinated by the city's history and its great stories of love, revolution, crime Who are the characters that have truly shaped Paris in to what it is today. Using a selection of these great characters I have created a unique tour through the secret covered passages and arcades of Paris. My friends and family use me as a human search engine for all things Parisian. I will be able to give you an outsiders perspective and my own experiences living here.
I'm an English Actor and have been living and working in Paris for over 8 years now. I am passionate about—and fascinated by the city's history and its great stories of love, revolution, crime Who are the characters that have truly shaped Paris in to what it is today. Using a selection of these great characters I have created a unique tour through the secret covered passages and arcades of Paris. My friends and family use me as a human search engine for all things Parisian. I will be able to gi…
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Where you'll be

Starting off your trip at the Cadet Metro Stop, which is along the 7 line. Walk a block towards Passage Verdeau, Passage Jouffroy one of the most famous passages, Passage des Panoramas full of vintage stamp/coin shops as well as restaurants, Galerie Vivienne, variety of shops, mostly with luxury goods, although there’s some adorable used bookstores. Jardin du Palais Royal & Surrounding Galeries and Le Palais Royal, Galerie Véro-Dodat.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Nelly
November 2019
Getting to know the passages was a wonderful experience. Daniel was very nice and introduced to us a Paris we have never seen before. It was truly and extraordinary experience. He would give us suggestions about places to try. 5 stars arent enough!! Thank you Daniel.
Getting to know the passages was a wonderful experience. Daniel was very nice and introduced to us a Paris we have never seen before. It was truly and extraordinary experience. He…
Veronique
November 2019
Amazing and unique Paris tour! There are sooo many things to see and do in Paris. I'd visited the city a few times and learned a ton on this tour. This is a way to connect to Paris past and present while seeing many different parts of town. I really enjoyed it.
Amazing and unique Paris tour! There are sooo many things to see and do in Paris. I'd visited the city a few times and learned a ton on this tour. This is a way to connect to Paris…
Margaux
November 2019
This was a magical experience to have in Paris. I love the galleries and have walked through them before myself specifically trying to find them BUT Daniel's tour was much better. He is incredibly personable, sharing such interesting fun facts, history, engaging with stores and people. He intertwines his knowledge of the recent history of the galleries with more ancient past and ties it all together perfectly. He is an excellent story teller. It is a beautiful experience especially for winter time to duck into the galleries and walk streets you will never be able to find on your own with unique information on the city. For any architecture, art history, or history-lover. He gives great tips on places, and was so helpful for our post-tour time too!
This was a magical experience to have in Paris. I love the galleries and have walked through them before myself specifically trying to find them BUT Daniel's tour was much better.…
Phil
November 2019
The Parisian arcades and secret shoppes were fantastic. Couldn’t have done this without the help of our guide Daniel. He was attentive, personable, knowledgeable, and kind. Any trip to Paris would be better with a tour from Daniel. He especially helped us plan our other activities for the week. So great!
The Parisian arcades and secret shoppes were fantastic. Couldn’t have done this without the help of our guide Daniel. He was attentive, personable, knowledgeable, and kind. Any…
Xu
October 2020
Daniel was really a great guide, he is very knowledgeable about all the history and the details, we really enjoyed a lot

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

An umbrella if its raining, Comfy Shoes Drinks & Snacks, Camera (for all the photos you’ll be taking!)