Passage des Panoramas
Passage des Panoramas
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The precursor to Parisian shopping malls, the Passage des Panoramas is Paris' first covered walkway. With its mix of artisan shops and old-school eateries, it's a great spot to soak in French culture.
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ10,772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Passage des Panoramas is one of the oldest surviving Parisian 'passages couverts' (covered passages or englassed arcades), opened at the turn of the XVIIIth century, around 1799-1800, whereas most of the other Parisian 'passages couverts' sprang to life about quarter of a century later, in the 1820s, briefly after the Napoleonic fall, during the Restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. Lots and lots of the city real estate that used to belong to various religious orders, and the Catholic church in general, were nationalized and auctioned during (and following) the preceding Revolution of 1789. The developers of the time, seeking to increase their profits, decided to subdivide the properties and cut them open, placing various businesses and tenants inside those newly pierced passageways.
Passage des Panoramas takes up the entire huge city block, bordered by rue Saint-Marc in the south, boulevard Montmartre to the north, rue Vivienne in the west and rue Montmartre in the east. Passage des Panoramas is also characterized by its rather complicated inner structure, a bit rabbit-warren like, with its several branching smaller galleries. The main axis of Passage des Panoramas runs from north to south, or from boulevard Montmartre to rue Saint-Marc; however, on both sides of Passage des Panoramas there are two additional passages, Galerie Feydeau and Galerie Saint-Marc, both having their entrances on rue Saint-Marc but terminating in the mid-block and not reaching boulevard Montmartre. That's not all though, there are two more horizontal galleries, running from west to east, each of them having only one entrance, the first is Galerie des Variétés, which has an entrance on rue Vivienne (no designated sign or marquee on the street) and crosses Galerie Feydeau and Passages des Panoramas terminating at Galerie Saint-Marc, and the second is Galerie Montmartre; its rue Montmartre entrance bears the name of Passage des Panoramas. Galerie Montmartre crosses Galerie Saint-Marc and Passage des Panoramas terminating at Galerie Feydeau.
Passage des Panoramas derives its name from the popular attraction of the XIXth century, 3-D 360 degrees scale installations usually depicting great battles or famous historical events. Passage des Panoramas used to house one or several of those.
Passage des Panoramas is filled with numerous restaurants, such as Coinstot Vino (French traditional fare, towards rue Saint-Marc entrance), New Kashmir (Indian cuisine, towards rue Saint-Marc entrance), restaurant Bonbec (French traditional fare, in Galerie Montmartre, near rue Saint-Marc entrance), all-you-can-eat Royal Asian Fusion Buffet (Galerie Montmartre, near rue Saint-Marc entrance), L'Ami Marco (French traditional fare, towards rue Saint-Marc entrance), restaurant Les Coulisses (French traditional fare, corner of Galerie des Variétés), Lo Zio (Italian cuisine, on the corner of Galerie des Variétés), Tenzin (Tibetian cuisine, in Galerie des Variétés, next to rue Vivienne entrance), Noglu (serving, quite fittingly, gluten-free specialties), Bar des Variétés (French traditional cuisine), Bar Gyoza (Japanese food), Bistrot des Panoramas (French traditional cuisine), Clasico Argentino (serving empanadas and other Argentinian specialties), a crêperie and 'Wagon-Restaurant' Victoria Station (both by the boulevard Montmartre entrance), among others.
There are other stores and small boutiques selling jewelry, wines, and gifts, but first and foremost Passage des Panoramas is the traditional Parisian hub of all things philately and postal memorabilia, a true treasure chest for avid stamps collectors; there are more than a few stores dealing with buying and selling stamps and various postal artifacts.
Passage des Panoramas is one of the covered passages' that stays open the latest, until midnight.
Especially recommended as a part of a tour of other neighboring 'passages couverts' but also deserves a dedicated visit.
Written November 6, 2018
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Jeff R
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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 as we noticed a number of restaurants down there. Turns out most were closed, so we chose this ittke gem by default. We had no idea of the treat we were about to be in for!
For entree I had French onion soup, my fiancee had pate and my 10 year old son had herring and potato salad. This came with continous baskets of amazing, crusty bread. The servings were HUGE for starters and the quality was excellent. We were already full by the time we finished, but then came the mains. My fiancee abd I both had the duck breast in honey sauce, served with crispy potato and a nice salad. My son had a home style cheeseburger also served with the potato and salad. The servings were also HUGE, too big for most (I am 105kg and love to eat), but we finished it all as it was too good not too. All this came to under 17 euros each.
I highly recommend this place to anyone. Now I must continue with my food coma!
Written April 21, 2014
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WellTravelledAussie2
Sydney Australia461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
In the Grand Boulevards area there are a number of 'passages', narrow passageways with quaint shops on both sides roofed with glass. These were the original shopping alleys in bygone Paris and still retain the atmosphere of long-ago. The Jouffroys on the other side of Boulevard Montmartre has more interesting shops - Panoramas seems to have more eateries than shops.
There is a wide variety of the most interesting and quaint shops, selling collectors items such as stamps, coins, and signatures, even. There is even a shop selling old toys and games.
Well worth a visit but whilst you are in the area cross the Boulevard and venture up Passage Jouffroy which extends a long way back with a wider variety of interesting places to browse.
Written October 3, 2012
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mrsagf
washington dc846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
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 "How to Become Parisian in One Hour." We scouted beforehand, then had dinner in P des P afterward. All the restaurants looked good. Here is a list:
Les Coulisses (I wrote a review)
L'Arbre a Cannelle
Restaurant Duchesse
Le Bistro des Panoramas
Bar des Varietes
Coinstot Vino
Passage 53 (2 star Michelin)
Across the street, Passage Jouffroy is also worth seeing. It is more devoted to books, stamps, vintage toys, postcards--and a very good candy store. Passage Verdeau is behind Jouffroy and is worth seeing more for the architecture than for the shopping.
Written October 5, 2014
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Jackin F
London, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
This area is very unique, good spot to take pictures and explore French stores. I recommend this place to buy some gifts and take home some French memories..!!
Written April 11, 2018
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Peter L
h96 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Have had a visit here on the bucket list for some years and this year we had the opportunity. we had all read and looked the wonderful prose and lovely pictures so what a disappointment.

The 'good' bits in the pictures are quite good .... the rest is terrible. shabby and many closed down shops.. Poor underfoot conditions, shops closed, no atmosphere. Some interesting places but nothing to write home about. We visited some of the connected passages and they were little better.

There are other passages and we will try them next time ... perhaps.
Written May 21, 2019
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claireycd123
London, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Business
This covered arcade is really stunning, even on a dark, cold night in February. It is jam-packed with lovely restaurants, bars and shops. It’s a great place to wander through and soak up some Parisian atmosphere.
Written February 15, 2019
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6162
Point Edward, Canada148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
We really enjoyed strolling through this old shopping area opened in 1834. There were art students sketching in the entrances of the passages. The shops were so interesting to browse through but it was more just the ambience of this old covered in shopping area. It was different from anything I have seen in the past and just was so unique. All the shops are small and sell things you don't see most places. There is a lot to look at. I loved the small hotel that is part of the area.
Written November 20, 2016
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dubit a
Tel Aviv, Israel36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
The passages bring you to the 19th century when those new passages had the role of the shoping mall of today. With marvellous glass roofs and a lot of light even in a cloudy day.
We enjoyed strolling around and finding several boutiques and cafes. I reccomend visiting (Passage du Grand Cerf)
Which is closed on Sunday.
 Passage du Panorama, open all weak.
Galerie Vivienne
Which, for my opinion is the best. Book and antique shops and a very good and famous wine shop Legrand Filles et Fils

Written April 17, 2016
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dgg123
Halifax, Canada1,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
We found this through a TV program on PBS and just had to see these passageways ourselves. It was a warren of shops, cafes and more. Spent better part of the day here.
Written September 23, 2015
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