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Afternoon tour of old Parisian galleries in central Paris

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Kristen
Quality Verified Registered on October 06, 2022

Hello! I'm Christian (Kristen). I'm a proactive pensioner, involved in many cultural and social projects here in Paris. I'm a history buff, with a strong interest in European and French history. I've lived for several years in Paris - at a short walking distance from Montmartre. I've lived in six European countries and visited all of them. I speak fluently English, as I'm British educated. I am a Norwegian-born Italian.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

A tour of 18th and 19th century Paris, through it's covered shop filled pedestrian passages, (or galleries). 
Starting from the 9th arrondissement, through the Grand Boulevards area, through several galleries, ending at the Comédie Française square ( in front of Louvre museum).

Definition of passage: A roofed shop filled pedestrain gallery in the 18 th & early 19 th century style & decor.

  • Rue du Faubourg de Montmartre 
  • Banksy museum (walk by)
  • Jouffroy passage & it's shops
  • Passage Verdeau
  • Wax Grevin museum (outside) & other passage shops
  • Chantier Bouillon restaurant (definitely outside!).
  • Passage Panorama
  • Rue des Colonnes
  • Passage Vivienne and Passage Colbert
  • Place Victorie and Louis XIV statue (see from distance)
  • Palais Royal arcades and gardens
  • Bouillion Duval and Passage Vero-Dodat
  • Commedie Francais square  next to metro station.

- Meeting at Le Peletier (line 7) metro stop exit at the ground level. At 43 Rue La Fayette (9th arrondissement). I’ll be standing in between the top of the metro  stairs and the ‘La Gargamelle ‘ restaurant.

The minimum number of participants is three. If only two or less have reserved by 14.00 pm on the tour day, the whole tour will be cancelled. So if you see few reservations for this tour, make a back up plan for an alternative activity in case the Galleries tour gets cancelled.

The meeting place is 20 minutes walk from the Layatte or Printemps department stores.

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  • Meeting point:
    Le Peletier, 1 Rue de la Victoire, 75...
    Le Peletier, 1 Rue de la Victoire, 75009 Paris, France
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    I will be at the Le Peletier metro station exit, wearing a dark blue coat and holding a blue folder(or having a dark gray rucksack)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Elaine 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
This was an excellent tour, we really enjoyed it. The guide was so knowledgeable and fun, we can thoroughly recommend it.
Essi... 27 Mar 2023

This tour with Kristen was informative and a real treat! Kristen really told us interesting things about our surroundings and adapted to our particular interests and needs. It was a small group with a lot of individual attention. Kristen was knowledgeable, professional, and very personable- and excellent choice for an afternoon walk to learn about Paris!
Oskars 21 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
We ware really sappy with this tour. Its way more interesting than it sounds. Discovered a lot new about Paris, that we otherwise would not know.
Manor 04 Mar 2023
Hod Hasharon

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Kristen was amazing! Very knowledgeable about the content of the tour, very friendly and nice. Highly recommend!!
RJ 02 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Highly recommend this tour with Kristen! He is personable, very knowledgeable and has a pleasant and respectful demeanor. Thank you again, Kristen!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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