Covered passageways : A Journey into History

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Discover the timeless charm of the Passage Dauphine

In Paris, every street corner holds its share of surprises, and the covered passageways Paris are the perfect example. One of the city’s lesser-known gems is the Passage Dauphine, located in the 6th arrondissement, just a stone’s throw away from the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche and boasting a timeless atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of the historic Saint-Germain-des-Pres district, the Passage Dauphine offers a charming escape into the past. Built in the early 19th century, this covered passageway charms with its elegant architecture and picturesque ambiance.


The Passage Dauphine retains much of its charm with its old cobblestones and its winding path between the buildings. You can even take a break by sitting at the terrace of the tea salon L’ Heure Gourmande at number 22.

Stroll along the antique shops, bookstores, and art galleries, soak up the authentic atmosphere, and let yourself be carried away by the history that permeates every corner of this iconic place.

A magical journey on the Pont-Neuf

Paris wouldn’t be Paris without its bridges… There are 37 of them, spread over the 13 kilometers of the Parisian Seine. They are true links between its banks, its inhabitants, and its historical monuments. The most famous and oldest of them is the Pont-Neuf. It invites you to a magical journey through the history of the City of Light. Located near our hotel, this iconic monument offers breathtaking views of the Seine and the picturesque quays.

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covered passageways paris : pont neuf

As you cross its majestic arches, you are transported into a world where the past meets the present. Stroll along the quays, admire the booksellers, breathe in the air steeped in history, and let yourself be enchanted by the timeless charm of this exceptional place.

Whether for a romantic stroll with your loved one or a simple contemplative pause, the Pont-Neuf is a must-visit during your stay in Paris.

The elegance at Galerie Véro-dodat

The elegance of Galerie Vero-Dodat is unparalleled. Its location is privileged, just steps away from the Louvre Museum, and it stands as one of the few covered galleries in the neighborhood. Although it is relatively short in length, its beauty is accentuated by the perspective created by the black and white diamond-patterned marble floor. The ceiling is adorned with beautiful engravings where it is not made of glass.

A true haven of peace, with a very Parisian charm, Galerie Vero-Dodat holds several surprises. It houses numerous very elegant boutiques: furniture, decoration, art gallery, musical instruments, antique dolls. There are various options for gourmet breaks: the “Vero-Dodat” restaurant, a brasserie… And fashion enthusiasts flock to the Christian Louboutin workshop-boutique, creator of luxury shoes, at the entrance of the gallery (rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau). The second entrance to this ideal place for strolling is located on rue du Bouloi.

Dive into the Galeries du Palais Royal

Just steps from our hotel, discover one of Paris’s best-kept treasures: the Galeries du Palais Royal. Nestled in the heart of the historic Palais Royal district, these covered galleries offer a unique shopping and discovery experience.

Stroll under the elegant arcades of this iconic monument and let yourself be seduced by the enchanting atmosphere that reigns in these places. The Galeries du Palais Royal house a selection of luxury boutiques, antique shops, and cafes, where elegance and refinement are honored.

Discreet boutiques nestle under the arcades, some perpetuate a centuries-old art such as Bacqueville, civil and military decorations, and medals, Anne Joliet, a merchant of music boxes,

The Galeries du Palais Royal are a must-see for any stay in Paris. Enjoy your visit to soak up the history of this iconic neighborhood and discover the hidden treasures that are tucked away at every turn.

Marvel at the Passage des Deux Pavillons

Located near our hotel, the Passage des Deux Pavillons is a true hidden gem in the Palais Royal district of the 1st arrondissement. With its remarkable architecture and authentic atmosphere, this covered passage is a real jewel of Parisian history. It owes its name to the two pavilions still visible today between which its access staircase slips from the rue de Beaujolais.

As you stroll under its picturesque arcades, you will be transported back in time to when covered passages were the bustling heart of the city’s social and commercial life. The Passage des Deux Pavillons is full of charm, with its elegant shops, lively cafes, and intimate art galleries. Explore the nooks and crannies of this historic passage and be surprised by its hidden treasures. From the refined decor of the shops to the cozy atmosphere of the cafes, every detail contributes to creating an unforgettable experience.

While not exceptionally beautiful, the Passage des Deux Pavillons, with its unique shape and amusing little story, is well worth exploring. Especially since its shops are now of the chicest Parisian style.

Stroll through Galerie Vivienne

The Galerie Vivienne, a true architectural gem built in 1823, is an unusual place where history and elegance blend seamlessly. Between its sparkling mosaics and picturesque shops, one can admire the colorful mosaic patterns on the floor. Looking up, one can appreciate the beautiful glass roof that allows light to filter through. This gallery captivates visitors from around the world.

Nestled in the lively district of La Bourse, Galerie Vivienne is one of the most iconic covered passages in Paris. Just a few steps from our hotel, this picturesque gallery offers a charming escape into the past.

Stroll through the gallery’s aisles and discover an eclectic selection of shops, from bookstores to fashion boutiques to antique shops. Each step reveals new treasures, inviting you to wander and get lost in this charming labyrinth.

Take a well-deserved break in one of the gallery’s quaint cafes and soak up the peaceful atmosphere that prevails here. Whether you’re a shopping enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a unique experience, Galerie Vivienne is sure to enchant you.

Complete your stroll through the Galerie Colbert

Located just a stone’s throw from the Bourse du Commerce, Galerie Colbert is a must-visit stop during your exploration of the Parisian covered passages. With its grand architecture and elegant atmosphere, this gallery transports you to another era while offering easy access to our hotel.

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As you stroll along the aisles of Galerie Colbert, you’ll be enchanted by its exquisite architectural details and rich history. Built in the 19th century, this gallery reflects the refinement and art of Parisian living. Marvel at the windows of luxury boutiques and art galleries that line the gallery, and let yourself be seduced by the diversity of cultural offerings. Whether you’re passionate about history, an art enthusiast, or simply seeking beauty, Galerie Colbert will delight you.

Take advantage of your visit to relax in one of the charming cafes of the gallery and enjoy a moment of peace and contemplation. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this iconic place, where past and present meet in perfect harmony.

Additional Exploration: Paris’s Unmissable Passages

In addition to the iconic covered passages mentioned earlier, be sure to visit other hidden gems of Paris. Passage Choiseul, with its authentic charm and elegant shops, offers an immersive experience in 19th-century Paris. Passage Verdeau, on the other hand, captivates with its picturesque atmosphere and fascinating antique shops. Passages des Panoramas and Brady invite you on a journey through time, with their ornate galleries and hidden treasures. Each of these passages tells a unique story and adds an extra dimension to your discovery of Paris’s covered passageways.

Back at the hotel, unwind !

After a fulfilling day exploring the covered passages and galleries of Paris, there’s nothing like relaxing in the comfort of Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche. Our elegant lounges and cozy rooms are the perfect place to rejuvenate and prolong the enchantment of your stay in Paris.

Enjoy our elegant lounges to relax and unwind after a busy day. Indulge in a refreshing drink or a revitalizing coffee. Staying at our hotel, you’ll experience an authentic stay in the heart of Paris, combining comfort, elegance, and refinement. We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay an unforgettable experience.


The covered passages of Paris are more than just thoroughfares; they are living witnesses to the history and timeless charm of the French capital. By exploring these hidden gems, you’ll discover the soul of Paris and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.

We are proud to offer you an ideal starting point for your exploration of these architectural wonders. With our exceptional location and attentive service, we promise you a memorable stay in the heart of the City of Light.

Book your stay at our hotel now and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Paris!