What's s the most famous Paris arcade? The arcades in Paris are galleries, also called passages. They were built in the XIX century and some of them are classified historical monuments. They are nicely decorated with mosaics, sculptures and a glass roof. You find inside elegant boutiques and cafes. They're a must see in Paris.
The Galerie Vivienne is the most famous arcade in Paris. The most beautiful passage with a mosaic floor. The walkway is classified historical monument since 1974. Find luxury boutiques, bistro, restaurant and tearoom. The Bougainville is a typical French restaurant. The tearoom A Priori serves breakfast, brunch during the week.
The gallery is located near the place de la Bourse. Take the metro to the station Bourse. Walk to rue de la Banque (5). There are 3 entrances to the Vivienne arcade: rue Vivienne, rue des Petits-Champs and rue de la Banque.
Next to the Galerie Vivienne you find the Galerie Colbert. In 1830, the French composer Berlioz sung the national song La Marseillaise at a window of the galerie.
The Passage Jouffroy was opening after the Galerie Vivienne. It's situated at the 12 boulevard Montmartre. Take the metro to Grands-Boulevards. you will not forget the delicious pastries at the tea house le Valentin (30 - 32) and the surprising boutique of dolls' houses Pain d'epice(29). The hotel Chopin is a charming hotel in the passage Jouffroy.
The Passage des Panoramas is located after the passage Jouffroy, opposite side of the boulevard Montmartre. It's one of the oldest shopping galeries in the world. You can find here boutiques specialized in stamps collection.
Famous brasserie in the area: Chez Chartier, 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, serves traditional French cuisine.
The Galerie Vero Dodat is a old passageway near Les Halles. Metro: Louvre Rivoli. The galerie is well-known for antique stores. Also you will find the Christian Louboudin stores, famous for his shoes .
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