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Passage des Panoramas

#39 of 481 Shopping in Paris
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Address: 11 boulevard Montmartre, 75002 Paris, France
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What a Theater!

Yes, it was built as a Theater (sort of) to allow the public to shop, walk and watch the large Panoramas (a technology preceding cinema). An American, William Thayer purchased the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Yes, it was built as a Theater (sort of) to allow the public to shop, walk and watch the large Panoramas (a technology preceding cinema). An American, William Thayer purchased the space at the entrance of Blvd. Montmartre and built this covered passage going between l’Opera & La Bourse in the first year of the XIX Century. The covered place... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stepping into this covered passage is like stepping into the past of the Belle Epoque. The wooden exteriors of stores and vintage inspired signs really made this a unique shopping experience. Among the eclectic stores, you can find vintage postcards, vintage clothes and jewelry, cross stitch, and stamps and coins. Also, if eating while there, check out L'arbre a Cannelle,... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

interesting walk, cool little shops, hotels, restaurants etc. old fashioned Paris in modern times Quite full of tourists, but still worth the trip

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Ginowan City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Walked through and found a cool vintage book store! Full of old French comic books and children's books. A specialty cross stitch store with amazing embroidered work. I really appreciated the artistry. There were cafes, antique stores, jewelry stores, and culinary store! Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

19th century Paris had about 150 covered passages turned shopping arcades, out of the weather and the very dirty streets. About 20 arcades are left. Get the list, circle them on your map, and duck into them when you can! Passage des Panoramas is at the Grands Boulevards metro stop, just down from the Theatre des Nouveautes, where we saw... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Having been to Paris many times before I never knew these Passages were here. We did a passage walk including Jouffroy, Vivienne, Verdeau. Loved them all, great eclectic group of stores. A great idea to walk through them on a miserable rainy day in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Before visiting Paris for the first time in 1985, I found an article about the Passages in Paris. They sounded like really cool and drug my Parisian friend to one of them... and she didn't even know that they existed. I remember all kinds of interesting shops with different sorts of wares than most Parisian shops. I loved how it... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went there today for lunch and saw a lot of stamp collectors, old postcards, old letters, and even a shop with old film negatives and old picture plates. That shop also had old leather bags for cameras and old cameras that you could still use. Everyone spoke English and was very polite. Lunch was great, but it was hard... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This Passage is beautiful! It is like you would go back in time - to the old times full of classy Paris people and wondefull life. But even still today is this place full of great restaurants and it is something you have to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I can't find reference to this lovely little restaurant anywhere else, so I have to leave my opinion here. As first time visitors to Paris, I will be honest and say we have been quite disappointed with the city. In hindsight we wish we chose a dufferent area to stay, but oh well. Tonight we wandered down Passage des Panoramas... More 

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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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