Passage Jouffroy
Passage Jouffroy
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One of the most popular shopping arcades in Paris, Passage Jouffroy features unique shops specializing in paper and antique books. Don't leave without trying the pastries at patisserie Le Valentin.
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Wendy V
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada1,085 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We stumbled upon the covered passageways after spending time in Montmartre and, as it was a rainy day, felt it a perfect place to wander. They seem to go on forever. They are most charming, with lots of places to poke around, shop, and eat. Great on a rainy day. And when you finally come out, you have to figure out where you are!
Written February 28, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
One of the lovely covered passages, one of my favorite aspects of the city. This one is not all that fancy but full of quirky shops and restaurants. These passages were early shopping malls and got people off the dirty streets and into safety. People loved them in the early 19th Century and I love them now.
Written September 8, 2021
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Leb P
London, UK191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We think Paris is its landmarks, Tour Eiffel, Louvre, Arc etc. But those "passages" offer a proper time travel, back in 19th Century. It is worth a visit and there also different cafes. Very nice walk with lovely shops.
Written November 9, 2021
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ10,810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Passage Jouffroy is located almost directly across the street - boulevard Montmartre - from Passage des Panoramas and feels like the extension of the latter. If Passage des Panoramas is one of the oldest surviving covered arcades - 'passages couverts' - Passage Jouffroy is one of the 'youngest', opened almost 45 years after the Passage des Panoramas was inaugurated, and about 20 years later than most of the other famous Parisian covered passages.
A bit of history. Most of Parisian 'passages couverts' sprang to life 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 arcades.
Because of its later construction, Passage Jouffroy was built following the newly nascent practices of using iron frames and glass, while the use of wood was limited to decorative elements only.
Either because of its more recent construction date or due to other reasons, unbeknownst to us, but Passage Jouffroy seems as the most luxurious and most well-kept of all the other Parisian arcades we visited (and we visited almost all of them).
One of the most unique features about Passage Jouffroy are 2 hotels located inside this arcade. First is Best Western Ronceray Opera, which entrance is located inside Passage Jouffroy on boulevard Montmartre side, with the hotel itself situated above the passage. The hotel is quite budget-friendly; even during peak seasons a room can be had there for under 115 euro a night, a good deal for a clean and centrally located Parisian hotel (even though legally passage Jouffroy is located in the 9th arrondissement, it is right on the border with the 2nd, with boulevard Montmartre serving as a boundary between the two).
The second hotel, located inside the arcade, roughly at its midpoint, before the otherwise straight line of the passage makes a left turn, is Hotel Chopin, more traditional and more historic and a bit more chic than Hotel Ronceray Opera. The rooms there range from 110 euro (economy) to 156 euro (spacious family room).
Surprisingly enough, there aren't restaurants or cafes inside Passage Jouffroy, feeling especially weird after visiting the neighboring Passage des Panoramas, with at least dozens restaurants and cafes of every possible trend and cuisine. One notable exception is the French traditional brasserie Le Cafe Zephyr, opening on boulevard Montmartre.
However, Passage Jouffroy can boast of many other businesses, among them La Cure Gourmande, specializing in traditional French gourmet products (biscuits, madeleines, chocolate, candies, etc.), a bijouterie boutique Amour des Pierres, luxurious delicatessen store Marks & Spencer (M&S Food Grévin), the offshoot of the famous London retailer, antiques store (La Maison du Roy), Le Valentin tea room, book stores (Le petit Roi and Librairie du passage), a toy store (La Boite a Joujoux), gift shops (La Maison de Charlotte and Paris est toujours Paris), and a hair salon by stylist Eric Stripa, among others.
A unique cultural attraction is a wax museum, Musée Grévin, founded over 130 years ago (the entrance is also from boulevard Montmartre).
Passage Jouffroy terminates at its north side on rue de la Grange-Batelière, where right across the street it "continues" as, or flows in, if you will, Passage Verdeau.
All-in-all, Passage Jouffroy offers incomparable inner decor, with beautiful store windows, and numerous interesting shops. Definitely worth your while.
Written November 13, 2018
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mobileaccess
Paris, France74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Went to the Passage Jouffroy specifically to buy a TinTin T-Shirt for our son-in-law, his annual birthday gift from Paris. We had previously always gone to a little corner store in the Marais, but it closed sometime in the past year, so I had to find another source. There is a wonderful toy store - La Boite a Joujoux - way back in the Passage Jouffroy that has a good stock of TinTin shirts and figures as well as a fabulous stock of doll house furniture. Since my girls are grown and I only have grandsons, I had not kept up with doll house furniture - now they not only have traditional furnishings, but miniature microwaves, washer/dryers, etc. The Passage itself is lovely but very confusing in how it is situated in the neighborhood - because La Boite was back and to the left, we continued on to a far exit and lost complete track of our metro stop. Didn't matter, of course, because we just took another and transferred.
Written June 22, 2016
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claude c
Basel, Switzerland459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
in one week we visit all tintin shops in paris. this one had the most merchandising articles, tintin figurines etc. there is no more any shop with only tintin.
Written June 19, 2018
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WellTravelledAussie2
Sydney Australia462 contributions
4.0 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 one side of Boulevard Montmartre has many interesting shops, Passage Panoramas on the other side of the Boulevard has 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 Panoramas. Stop at one of the many sidewalk cafes and drink the scene in - this is classical Paris!
Written October 3, 2012
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland15,168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
We came to this interesting passage in the 9th arrondissement in Paris by coincidence.

Several shops, bars and cafes with a glass roof, hence good for a short visit especially during rainy days.

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Written August 26, 2018
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drjonesphd
Annandale, VA369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You are staying just down the street and weren't aware this was here we were very delighted to go shopping here the Passage Jouffroy is a very attractive covered shopping arcade in the centre of Paris. It begins in the south between 10 and 12 Boulevard Montmartre and ends in the north at 9 Rue de la Grange-Batelière. , I love the stores and was able to buy my wife a pretty necklace which made her very happy
Written March 26, 2015
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GGGunilla
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When you enter the mall from Boulevard Montmarte you first pass a men's clothing shop to the right and then the entrance to a Best Western hotel. Then comes some shops. One of them sells among others small porcelain mimiatures and "jewels". The name if the shop ends with the word "China". (It is on the right side of the mall.)

I was there one of the last days of June 2012. I found a necklace for 7 euros that I bought. I asked the chinaman to shorten it which he was willing to do and he took the meassurements. When my mother left the shop to look at something in the window from the outside of the shop the chinaman said he had to take the meassurements on my neck again. When I came up to the hotel and looked myself in the mirror I got a shock when I saw my bare neck. My gold necklace that I got on my 40th birthday was gone.

Make sure this does not happen to you!
Written July 13, 2012
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