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.

You can also find many antique shops in the streets near the Hotel Drouot .

The walk continues with the discovery of the most beautiful covered passages 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 were created to protect customers of the dirt. Paradoxically it is the development of the car and the end of horse traffic that will make the walkways completely useless. For photographers or instagrammers you can make some beautiful photos in these passages.

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Duration: 2 h.

The Hotel Drouot

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The Hotel Drouot
Drouot’s auction house is located in a building without any charm. It’s open to the public. Admission is free.

The showrooms of Drouot

The showrooms of Drouot
There are many rooms to present the different objects on sale, consult the website to see the exhibitions and current sales. You can freely stroll in the different rooms.

Antique shops

Antique shops
There are many shops of antique dealers in the neighbourhood.

An antique dealer storefront

An antique dealer storefront

Time to rest

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Time to rest
After a day of sales, the 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 covered passages in Paris. Don’t miss it!

The passage Jouffroy a little further

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The passage Jouffroy a little further
You can find many antique shops in the passage Jouffroy. There are also a lot of tourists, it’s a instagrammable place.

The Grévin Museum

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

The passage of Panoramas

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

Restaurants in the passages of the Panoramas

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Restaurants in the passages of the Panoramas
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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