Passage Verdeau

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Passage Verdeau
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
Come here for the architecture which is splendid. It is classic early 19th Century when it was built to get shoppers off the dirty streets and to take advantage of the open center of the block. Some shops, but the best part is the pretty design.
Written July 11, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
This is a beautifully preserved artifact from the early 19th Century. There is a little bit of shopping in here, and there are a couple of places to eat and drink. But the best part of this experience is the exquisite architecture which will make you take out your camera.
Written March 29, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
I always stroll through this passage when I am in the neighborhood as the lovely architecture lifts my spirits. Designed and executed in the early 19th Century and lovingly restored recently. Some small shops here and place to get a little something to eat or drink.
Written September 30, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
Whenever I am in Paris, I visit a number of the covered passages. This one is a little jewel tucked away. It will take you only a couple of minutes to explore, but it is worth it. You might find something to buy or a place for a drink.
Written May 22, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
This passage is very short in length, but worth o visit for its style and grace. A few unique shops plus some places for coffee or lunch. Your stroll will take you off the street and away from the traffic which was the point when it was created.
Written December 26, 2020
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Yves G
Paris, France356 contributions
Verdeau passage in the neighborhood of main boulevards, named after its creator. Built in 1847, it is one of the most charming walkways of the capital. It is located in the extension of two other well-known passages: Panoramas and Jouffroy. These sites form all three original place of stroll. Many antique and unusual shops (old books, old postcards, collection of cameras ...) their home in the Verdeau pass. The visitor's eye is drawn to the beautiful fronts of shops bathed in light through the high canopy stops fish. The second entrance to the passage is at 31 bis rue du Faubourg Montmartre.
Written April 20, 2016
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mrsagf
washington dc881 contributions
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One of about 20 surviving 19th century covered shopping arcades in Paris, elegant in proportion and detail. Passage Verdeau leads into Passage Jouffroy, which in turn leads into Passage des Panoramas. All near Grands Boulevards metro stop. Check all three off your list. Delightful experience. See my review of Passage des Panoramas for a list of restaurants there.
Written October 5, 2014
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Patricia S
Hopkinton, MA103 contributions
We went and it was beautiful. However, many of the shops were closed even though the posted hours said they were opening at 10am. We waited and many were still not open at 10am.
Written November 13, 2019
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
Couples
Passage Verdeau 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. It was constructed following the opening of Passage Jouffroy. Moreover, even financially and legally Passage Verdeau belonged to and was managed by the same real estate company, Société du passage Jouffroy, the reason being that the former served as a direct continuation of the latter.
Passage Verdeau is being the northernmost covered arcade in the city, starting in the south on rue de la Grange-Batelière and terminating in rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, in the north. Thus, its entrance on rue de la Grange-Batelière says, 'Conduisant (leading to) Faubourg Montmartre', and its other entrance of rue du Faubourg-Montmartre says, 'Conduisant aux (leading to) Grands Boulevards', even though it doesn't lead to the Grands Boulevards directly but only via Passage Jouffroy.
Passage Verdeau is entirely located in the 9th arrondissement (and so is its 'parent' Passage de Jouffroy, but Passage du Jouffroy at least originates right at the boundary between the 9th and the 2nd arrondissements), and is the last (and the most 'outbound') in the network of Parisian 'passages couverts', mostly located in the 1st and 2nd arrondissements.
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.
Passage Verdeau is the only one, among 5 others, reviewed on TripAdvisor, we rated 4 stars and not 5, the reason being that there is simply not that much there, it lacks interesting architectural elements, mosaic floors, and beautiful decor of the others arcades and doesn't offer as much hustle and bustle as Passage des Panoramas, Passage Jouffroy, or Galerie Vero-Dodat, for example.
The location of Passage Verdeau is what is usually referred to as Quartier Drouot, named so after one of the biggest Paris auction houses, still located there. The neighborhood is a traditional city hub for numerous art galleries and dealers in antiques (that is, on the Right Bank). It is also the reason Passage Verdeau features several of those, such as one of the branches of QAD (Quartier Art Drouot) art gallery, an antique prints and watercolors store Amicorum, and Galerie Herve Peron, yet another offshoot of QAD, and Galerie Maillard-Fouilleul specializing in the period photographs and old prints.
Among other businesses Passage Verdeau offers are: a French traditional restaurant Le Bistrot, Holy Bol, an all-in-one French Patisserie and Thai Cafe, an Italian restaurant (and 'epicerie', delicatessen store) Ristorante a Vino I Golosi, and a bookstore Librairie Farfouille.
Definitely recommended as a part of a comprehensive tour to the other 'passages couverts' in Paris.
Written November 14, 2018
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Isabel L
Glasgow, UK2,993 contributions
Couples
I love these old passage and visited this one as part of a self-- guided walking tour. It is very pretty and one that I would recommend.
I was pleased to see that my favourite embroidery shop is still here.
Written August 21, 2016
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