Private tour : Opéra Garnier and passages couverts - 1 day tour

Discover the Opéra Garnier building, one of the most beautiful monuments in the world and real temple of opera and dance. Marvel at its lavishly decorated interior made of marble, glass and gold. You will be impressed by the grand staircase or the Auditorium’s large ceiling painted by Chagall in 1964! Our guide will help you to see and appreciate this luxurious monument decorated with paintings and sculptures, but will also explain you its story, which make it today not only a theater, but also a museum. The theater can be visited according to the artistic schedule.

12:00 – 14:00 : Free lunch

Meet our guide again at 2 pm in order to continue exploring Paris behind the curtain. As a visitor to Paris, you would never know that behind many Parisian tree-lined wide boulevards, charming hidden passageways lie. Known as Les Passages Couverts, covered shopping arcades, they were the fashionable, high-class shopping malls of the 19th century. Only the most affluent and high-class bourgeois ladies of the time could afford to stroll up and down the passages in their fine gowns, indulging in what was to become a favorite Parisian pastime -window shopping.

Today, many of these beautiful architectural wonders still exist intact; some restored to their former elegant 19th Century condition and some now a little tired and faded. The boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and cafés to be found inside are truly exquisite. Some have not changed in 150 years. Be sure to bring your camera.

Come and explore these secret passageways on the Right Bank close to the Louvre with our knowledgeable and charming Meeting the French guide who will lead you through 5 Passages Couverts and together you will evoke those romantic days and you'll hear some entertaining stories of how life used to be.

Private guided tour in English and French. Possibility to modifiy the timetable of the visit in order to suit your needs.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.

This visit is especially gorgeous in the weeks leading up to Christmas when the Passages and their shops get decked with festive decorations. Perfect for a few special gifts for the holiday season.

From 588.00 € forfeit

Duration : 5h30
Minimum number of people : 1
Maximum number of people : 5