Uncovering the covered passages
Posted in Paris le 5 December 2021
Do you want a sheltered shopping experience this winter? Enjoy getting off the beaten path? Your Hotel Beaugrenelle Saint-Charles team invites you to explore the Parisian covered passages. Some of these beautiful arcades date back more than 200 years and continue to offer great shopping opportunities in fascinating settings.
Each covered passage has its own character
The covered passages are found in very different parts of Paris, and each has its own strong identity. Get an idea of the contrasts by discovering the magnificent rotunda, mosaics and majestic glass roof of the Galerie Colbert before heading for the Passage Brady. With its traders and restaurateurs from India, Pakistan, Mauritius and Reunion, the Brady is the epitome of multicultural diversity. Elsewhere, the luxury boutiques of the Galerie de la Madeleine offer an intriguing contrast to the ready-to-wear dealers who transform the Passage du Caire into a beehive buzzing with apparel activity!
Some unmissable covered passages
But if you want to find an atmosphere typical of this Parisian cultural and historical phenomenon, don’t miss a trio of covered passages located near the Grands Boulevards. The Passage Verdeau and its antique shops is distinguished by its fishbone glass roof. Many decorative details dating from its creation in 1847 can also be discovered by the observant walker. A few steps away, the Passage Jouffroy is one of the busiest of these arcades and is home to a wide variety of activities. Finally, the magnificent Passage des Panoramas is ideal for a gourmet break and for browsing the shops of artisans. Certain original decorative touches are preserved that evoke the late 18th century.
Whether famous or lesser known, the Parisian covered passages have pleasant surprises in store for you. Discover them during your next stay at the Hotel Beaugrenelle Saint-Charles. Whether you wish to take a guided tour or simply enjoy a shopping trip, we’ll give you all the information you need!
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