Discover the scandals and glamour of the Palais-Royal as well as one of the city's beautiful landmarks with this Paris Covered Passages and Royal Palace Free Tour.
Paris Covered Passages + Royal Palace Free Tour
At 2:30 pm we'll meet at the Musée du Louvre metro station to start our free tour around Paris' covered passages and the Palais-Royal. Paris has a lot to offer and this tour is the ideal option for rainy days in the French capital!
The tour will start by visiting the Palais-Royal, also known as the Cardinal's Palace. Did you know that it was commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu? Together with English speaking guide, we'll discover the interesting story behind this building.
Then it will be time to explore the covered passages. Since the 19th century, these have been a favourite for Parisians to have an afternoon coffee, to do some luxury shopping or simply to take a walk.
We'll start at the Galerie Vivienne, over 170 metres long. This passage is considered one of the most beautiful in Paris, especially because of its impressive floor mosaics and elegant glass ceilings. Inside you'll find restaurants, shops and high fashion boutiques... The surprises never end!
Next, we'll visit the charming Passage des Panoramas, the oldest covered passageway in Paris and one of the busiest in the city. Once upon a time, you could admire paintings depicting views of important European cities such as Rome or Paris itself.
The tour will continue to the Passage Jouffroy, the first gallery completely constructed with glass and metal. But it doesn't end there! To conclude our free guided tour, we'll also visit the Galerie Colbert, the Passage Verdeau and the Paris Stock Exchange. Three places not to be missed!
The tour will end between 3:45 pm and 4 pm.
If there are adverse weather conditions then the tour won't go ahead.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 12 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
1 hour 15 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (2:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Metro station
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.