From the Palais Royal to the Grands Boulevards: the French Revolution and the emerging bourgeoisie.
Through the covered passages and galleries of the city, an insider hidden circuit in the fashionable and industrial Paris from the late 1700′s to nowadays. Marvelous and incredibles, the eccentrics of the early 1800′s getting a revenge on the revolutionaries , the learning of democracy after centuries of absolute monarchy: royal gamblers, crooks, adventurers, a mosaic of characters.
The covered passages are a network of openings in the heart of buildings and streets of the old Paris. Most of them are the ancestors of our modern shopping malls where the rich and fabulous used to shop, sip tea and coffee and socialize. They were built by wise investors in the first part of the 1800s, right after the French revolution. A time of newly acquired freedom where everything was to be invented after centuries of immovable institutions and absolute monarchy.
A block away from the major touristic locations, in the intimacy of a small group, you will get a chance to be among the happy fews that will have been admitted behind the curtain.
All tours run in all types of weather and will not be cancelled because of rain.
Subway stop Louvre Rivoli on line 1 at street level
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