Royal Palace & Covered Passages, audioguided tour

Discover some of the finest shopping arcades from the 1800’s with entertaining fun facts with a passionate guide in your pocket. Now possible with Rewind's App.

200 years ago, Paris had nearly 150 covered passages ! Frozen in time since the 1800s, these glass-roofed & paved arcades were originally created for the nobles to enjoy a stroll and a little shopping, away from the sun and rain.

Passage des Panoramas, Galerie Vivienne or Passage Jouffroy. Today, there are only about thirty of left.
Put on the boots of a 19th century Parisian to stroll through the most beautiful passages, ancestors of shopping malls and shopping centres for a stroll through the centuries.

Visit with your smartphone in your pocket and follow your professional and passionate guide’s commentaries as you stroll through the streets, courtyards and gardens !. The audio commentaries trigger automatically, right where they happened!” The result? A fun and authentic experience with that Rewind spirit and twist!

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60 to 90 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • A unique experience on your smartphone, with a guide in your pocket!
    • After your purchase, you will receive a email including your activation code to enjoy your visits
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Palais-Royal, Palais-Royal, Paris, Ile-de-France

      Palais Royal, the royal palace : your self guided walking tour begins in the fashionable meeting point since the 17th century, as it houses many small shops and also the theater of la Comédie Française! Discover the many anecdotes behind the "Blind's Café" and origins of funny french experession like "midi pétante" - noon sharp. And of course this courtyard was the gastronomic Mecca of Paris in the 19th century. Take some time to stroll in the sumptuous gardens.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Galerie Vivienne, 6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris France

      Covered passages : Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, Passages Jouffroy... great witnesses of the fashion of the covered passages of the 19th century, ancestors of the department shops, where there are still some remarkable brands.
      Learn how these remarkable places rivaled each other in attracting customers by going so far as to exhibit exotic animals, clowns and even acrobats!
      There are still some emblematic Parisian addresses to be found in the passage couverts such as the oldest chocolate factory in Paris founded in 1761!

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Pass By: Palais Brongniart, Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris France

      Many emblematic sites to enjoy as you stroll along : the oldest theatre still in operation since 1807, the former Paris Stock Exchange.

      Stop At: Passage des Panoramas, 11 boulevard Montmartre, 75002 Paris France

      Discover why it is the ancestor of cinema!

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Passage Jouffroy, 10 boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris France

      and the famous Grévin wax museum, the Segas gallery. Don’t miss the Segas Gallery which hides many treasures!

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Passage Verdeau, Paris France

      and Hôtel Drouot, know for antique and collectors auctions.

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Colonnes De Buren, 8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
      Departure Time :
      11/6/2020 - 1/4/2022
      Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Passage Verdeau, 75009 Paris, France
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • The visit is done on your smartphone with your headphones.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Audio

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    Organised by REWIND

    Activity ID: V-284316P8

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