The Paris of the antique dealers

A walk in the neighbourhood of the Opera House to discover the Paris of antiques and the finest passages covered in Paris.

The walk starts at the Hotel Drouot, famous auction house, the visit is free. You can stroll through the different rooms to admire objects before they are put on sale.

Everybody benefits from the presence of the Drouot Hotel and you can find many antique walking in the streets.

The ride continues with the discovery of the most beautiful passages covered in Paris, they are vestiges of the Paris of the 19th century. The streets were very dirty and smelly, Paris had then more than 80,000 horses! Passages to protect customers of all the external dirt. Paradoxically it is the development of the car and the end of horse traffic that will make the walkways completely useless. It remains today the witnesses of an era of age.

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Duration: 2 h.

The Hotel Drouot

The Hotel Drouot
The exterior architecture is really any. Admission is free.

The showrooms of Drouot

The showrooms of Drouot
All styles are represented in the different rooms, consult the website to see the exhibitions and current sales.

Antique shops

Antique shops
The area has many shops of antique dealers.

An antique dealer storefront

An antique dealer storefront

Time to rest

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Time to rest
After a day of sales, antique dealers take a break on the terrace of a restaurant.

The passage Jouffroy

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The passage Jouffroy
Certainly one of the most beautiful passages covered in Paris.

The passage Jouffroy a little further

The passage Jouffroy a little further
You can find many antique shops in the passage Jouffroy. There are also a lot of tourists because the place is very well suited to photography. The place is "instagrammable".

The Grévin Museum

The Grévin Museum
The Grévin Museum is a Museum of famous characters in wax.

The passage of Panoramas

The passage of Panoramas
The passage of Panoramas is located just across the passage Jouffroy, just cross the road. It is the most ancient walkway of Paris, it was made in 1799!

Restaurants in the passages of the Panoramas

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Restaurants in the passages of the Panoramas

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