Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rainy days in Paris - Secret Paris Passeges to explore!

Paris Secret Passages

Rainy day activities
in Paris

The passages are old-fashioned shopping malls from the late 1700s and early 1800s that provided cover from rain, mud and horses for the chic shopping ladies of yesteryear. There is something special about these secret little passageways. Walking into each one feels like you are unwrapping a different gift. There are ones that silently slide off major streets revealing hidden gems under coloured, colourful galleries.

Find Addresses of Paris Passages click - here

The most famous passage is Vivienne (MAP) in the 2nd Arrondissement with its spectacular mosaic tiles and great shopping - the modern art gallery is found here as well as a fabulous florist, a killer tea salon A Priori The, and a book store of rare finds, Bistro Vivienne, a fine wine shop and the creme de la creme is Jean Paul Guaultier - and more.

Passage Colbert (MAP) is also beautiful, possibly more grand than Vivienne - above is the brasserie Le Grand Colbert, from the movie 'Something's Gotta Give'. Utterly romantic!

Panoramas Passage (MAP) is the oldest with many restaurants and cafes and a fabulous engraver.

Jouffroy Passage (MAP) specialises in toys and a great needlepoint shop, old movie posters, Lebanese pastries and the wax museum of Paris, Musée Grévin is here.

Verdeau Passage (MAP) specialise in antiques, comics, musical instruments and engravings), among others.

Find Addresses of Paris Passages click - here

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