Galerie Colbert
Galerie Colbert
4.5
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The Galerie Vivienne is one of the most impressive covered passage for its architectural innovation characteristic of the early nineteenth century. Property of the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), it hosts many institutions related to art history and cultural heritage. Free exhibitions are regularly presented.
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Neighborhood: Vivienne
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  • Bourse • 4 min walk
  • Pyramides • 5 min walk
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I love all the covered passages and this is a very pretty one. Not the most elegant, but it has some lovely architectural touches. Some good shops and a big restaurant at one end. Located near the old main library.
Written February 29, 2024
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Covered passageway with 19th century roots. Several other similar passageways nearby. Good for a walkthrough. Wasn't much to see on the day, but that likely changes with expositions and times of the year. Nearby the National Library, so it's an easy stop when in the area.
Written December 9, 2023
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Michael Anthony Cicchi
Albuquerque, NM108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is an early 19th century building with a must see rotunda but that is the only thing to see here. It is next to Gallerie Vivienne which is one of the largest, most open covered passages of Paris. This one is very beautiful but most of it is off limits to Tourism because it houses The Bibliotheque Nasional. The rotunda, also has no shops but one should still enter (past a security guard who has to check bags) in order to take a photo or two. It is a lovely space for a very short visit.
Written November 12, 2016
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Some very pretty architecture here, as well as a new Italian restaurant that is all the buzz. Just a few shops. It's part of the collection of lovely interior passages from the early 19th Century that is what makes Paris special.
Written July 23, 2022
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
One of the original covered shopping venues in Paris, nowdays mainly a place for art lovers and architecture enthusiasts.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Step in to admire the architecture and it will be a quick visit as there are no shops or places to eat although a historic restaurant next door.
Written October 7, 2019
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Catherine L
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Another beautiful XIXTH gallery, close to the Galerie Vivienne, in the Bourse (former French stock exchange) area. Both "passages couverts" are worth a visit. This one provides the Grand Colbert restaurant!
Written March 8, 2019
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,213 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Galerie Colbert is almost a secret place in the Quartier Vivienne. This 83m long gallery connects Rue des Petits Champs to Rue Vivienne through the mansion by the architect Louis Le Vau designed for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, King Louis XIV's finance minister. The Bibilothèque Nationale de France - National Library purchased it in the early 1980’s and restored it in the 1980's. The shops now are home to various cultural institutions and classroom - we saw class with students in one of the storefront classrooms. There is a large rotunda where the gallery makes a 90 degree turn with a statue in the center. Very impressive. Allow for ~ 15 min for your visit.
Written November 2, 2018
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Cbanga
Orlando, FL237 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
This "passage" is next door to Passage Vivienne. It is very lovely, but not as ornate. There are no shops or restaurants because it is used by the Sorbonne University for classes.
Written August 28, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
One of Paris' gems, this is one of the prettiest covered passages, a remnant of the early 19th Century when shoppers and diners got off the dirty streets and came inside to be entertained. Some lovely unique shops here.
Written March 30, 2018
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