Galerie Vivienne Tours

Located in the 2nd Arrondissement, the Galerie Vivienne is one of the most iconic covered passages in Paris. Built in 1823 in a neoclassical Pompeian style, the 176-meter long passage features an elegant canopy, mosaic tile floors, paintings and sculptures depicting trade-related scenes and a rotunda with images of goddesses and nymphs. The arcade was originally home to a variety of shops, including tailors, cobblers, wine shops, confectioners and bookstores and enjoyed a great deal of success due to its prime location near the Vanel de Serrant Hotel. While many of its most prestigious shops eventually moved elsewhere, the passage was reborn in the 1960s.

Today, it offers a sophisticated and cozy shopping experience, with shops ranging from clothing boutiques to grocery shops to the old Jousseaume bookstore, one of only two original stores remaining. The other, the Legrand Filles and Fils delicatessen, existed before the gallery was even built.

Practical Info

The Gallerie Vivienne is located behind the Bibliotheque Richelieu and near the Palais Royal. It can be reached from the Bourse Metro station and has entrances off the rue des Petits-Champs, rue de law Banque and rue Vivienne.
Address: 4 Rue des Petits Champs/5-7 Rue de la Banque/6 Rue Vivienne, Paris, France
Hours: Daily 8:30am-8:30pm
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Paris Walking Tour: Christmas Food and Decorations

Celebrate the holiday season in France and enjoy plenty of Christmas cheer on this 3-hour walking tour in Paris. Marvel at Galeries Lafayette’s magnificent festive decorations, take in panoramic views over the twinkling lights of Paris and delve into boutique shops to search for presents for loved ones back home. Taste traditional French festive delicacies like oysters, fois gras and macarons with Champagne, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
$179.56 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
$179.56 USD

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