The Paris of the antique dealers

A walk in the Opera district to discover the Paris of the antique dealers and the most beautiful covered passages of Paris.

The walk begins at the Hôtel Drouot, famous auction house, the visit is free. You can stroll through the different rooms to admire the objects before they are put up for sale.

The whole district benefits from the presence of the Hôtel Drouot and you can find many antique dealers by walking in the adjacent streets.

The stroll continues with the discovery of the most beautiful covered passages of Paris, they are the vestiges of the 19th century Paris. The streets were then very dirty and smelly, Paris had then more than 80 000 horses! The passages protected the customers from all the dirt outside. Paradoxically it is the development of the car and the end of the horse traffic that will make the covered passages totally useless. Nowadays, they remain the witnesses of a bygone era.

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Duration: 2 h.

The Drouot Hotel

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The Drouot Hotel
The exterior architecture is really ordinary. The entrance is free.

The exhibition rooms of Drouot

The exhibition rooms of Drouot
All styles are represented in the different rooms, check the website to see the current exhibitions and sales.

Antique stores

Antique stores
The area has many antique stores.

Front of an antique shop

Front of an antique shop

The time of rest

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The time of rest
After a hard day of sales, the antique dealers take a break at the terrace of a restaurant.

The Jouffroy passage

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The Jouffroy passage
Certainly one of the most beautiful covered passages of Paris.

The Jouffroy passage a little further

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The Jouffroy passage a little further
You can find many antique stores in the passage Jouffroy. We also find many tourists because the place lends itself very well to the photo. The place is "instagrammable".

The Grévin Museum

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The Grévin Museum
The Grévin Museum is a museum of famous people made of wax.

The Panoramas passage

The Panoramas passage
The passage des Panoramas is located just in front of the passage Jouffroy, just cross the road. It is the oldest covered passage of Paris, it was realized in 1799!

The restaurants in the Panoramas passage

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The restaurants in the Panoramas passage
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