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Paris Covered Passages + Royal Palace Free Tour

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 Royal Palace
Explore the Royal Palace
Admire the Covered Passages
Paris Covered Passages Tour
The impressive Palace
The details of the ceiling along the passages
Royal Palace porch

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.

Important Information

If there are adverse weather conditions then the tour won't go ahead.

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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.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 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.

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1 hour 15 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide.

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

Promotes local employment.

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Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Metro station