Galerie Vivienne, Paris

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With architectutal beauty and classy shopping tied into one, Galerie Vivienne is a restored 19th century covered passage created with glass roofs, mosaic-tiled floors, and hand-carved wood. It makes the perfect spot for you to rest and enjoy tea and snacks from the residing shops, which could also take some time to explore. For example, check out A Priori Thé, a classic Paris tea salon, or Legrand Filles & Fils with its delicate chocolates and other candies plus a wine cellar that’s considered a piece of heaven by wine connoisseurs.

Clothing and household furnishing shops also fill the passageway. If you’re traveling with children, Si Tu Veux is considered one of the best toy stores in Europe. Plan your Galerie Vivienne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Paris using our Paris vacation planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Nice way to get out of the traditional circuits Eiffel Tower Sacred Heart and show another side of Paris
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  • August 12, 2017
    I wanted to enjoy the atmosphere, I went for a walk. It is a short passage from this Royal soon enters from the small entrance. Japanese-ish owner of the bookstore, I was surprised. I would take a walk around enjoying the floor tiles and lighting.
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  • August 8, 2017
    I discovered yesterday the Galerie Vivienne... a little random a walk that led to the garden of the Royal Palace. We also found a restaurant (Appendix Vivienne) I go back as soon as possible.
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  • July 3, 2017
    This is a spectacular place to see it was based on drawings of architect Francois Jean Delannoy around 1823-1826. Great place to be if there are not so many people around.
  • July 12, 2017
    Really interesting and unusual. Lovely shops and cafes. Beautiful architecture.
  • September 2, 2017
    Wonderful place to visit. Exquisite shops
  • August 16, 2017
    Amazing place to visit, there is also a nice restaurant that serves delicious food.
  • June 9, 2017
    fav place in Places. travel in time with this place. cool shops too. Art-design options.

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