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Luxurious walkway built in 1823 according to plans by the architect François-Jean Delannoy, the Galerie Vivienne is listed as a historical monument in 1974. At 176 meters long and under an overhead light that illuminates the terrazzo period ,...More
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6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 49 27 00 50
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All reviews mosaic floors passage jouffroy lovely shops covered passages et fils glass dome xixth century covered shopping rue de la place des victoires shopping heaven nice stroll beautiful architecture christmas lights book store great history both sides
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture built in the early 19th Century, one of the world's first shopping malls. It got people off the dirty streets and out of the bad weather to enjoy shopping, eating, and drinking. The tea salon is not what it used to be, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful XIXth century gallery called "passage couvert" close to La Bourse (former French stock exchange), with shops, restaurant, etc. Both the glass roof and the floor are magnificent!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Catherine L
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Arguably the best galerie I've seen in Paris: a nice surrounding, a very nice library, a gorgeous wine shop and much more

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

This one of the most beautiful galleries in Paris. Look at the floor with mosaics and the glass ceilings. Beautiful shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

A covered passage with unique shops. If you are in the 2nd take time to stroll through. Christmas time is especially pretty here with shops to find gifts for everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paytons
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I must have been here a hundred times and never tire of the splendid architecture and unique shops. Excellent example of Pari's success in moving folks off the dirty streets in the early 19th Century and into covered arcades for shopping and fun.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 17, 2018

I was really excited to visit this covered passage because I had read it was the prettiest one in Paris - but when we got there, it was covered in scaffolding from one end to the other. Painters were painting the walls and ceilings and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Myles D
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The Galerie Vivienne is another covered passage, 176 meters (577 ft) long and 3 meters (9.8 ft) wide. The gallery has been registered as a historical monument since 7 July 1974. The gallery was built in 1823 by Marchoux and opened in 1826. Galerie Vivienne...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob K
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Galerie Vivienne (named after one of the streets that the gallery/'covered passage' has an entrance at) is filled with history. Galerie Vivienne was opened in the 1820s, as most of the other Parisian 'passages couverts' which took roots briefly after the Napoleonic fall, during the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Specifically made a detour here to show the family what I expected to be some beautiful architecture from days gone by. Sadly it looked like it has seen better days and there appears to be some restoration taking place. Maybe next time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Anne88888888 | Reviewed this property |
Most are open every day ( no gates) but some shops may be closed on Sunday