Royal Palace and Covered Passages with audioguide on your smartphone
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Royal Palace and Covered Passages with audioguide on your smartphone

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Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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  • Discover the covered passages following your guide on your smartphone
  • Visit at your own pace and customize your itinerary as you wish
  • Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused!
What to expect

200 years ago, Paris had nearly 150 covered passages! Frozen in time since the 1800s, these glass-roofed and paved arcades were originally created for the nobles to enjoy a stroll and a little shopping, away from the sun and rain. Take a stroll through the centuries with this audio-guided tour of some of the most beautiful remaining covered passages! Listen to your guide on your smartphone, visit at your own pace, and customize your itinerary as you wish!

The tour starts at Palais Royal, a very fashionable meeting place since the 17th century, as it houses many small shops and also the Comédie Française! The commentaries and fun facts trigger automatically as you stroll along the designated itinerary, right where they happened! Listen to the voice of the guide as you stroll in the courtyard of the sumptuous Royal Palace. Discover the incredible story behind the scene of this sumptuous façade! Then, simply follow the directions to the next spot.

Travel through centuries and listen to many interesting anecdotes about the Café des Aveugles and where the expression "midi pétante" - noon sharp- comes from. Discover the gastronomic Mecca of the "Tout-Paris" in the 19th century and stroll in the sumptuous gardens. Pass through the covered passages Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, Passage Jouffroy... ancestors of the department shops, where there are still some remarkable brands and emblematic Parisian addresses: the oldest chocolate factory in Paris, the Segas Gallery which only sells canes, the oldest theatre still in operation since 1807, the former Paris Stock Exchange and the Musée Grévin wax museum.

The tour is designed by local and passionate guides. Visit at your own pace and customize your itinerary according to your desires! A short stop at a terrace, a visit to a store or even a craving? you can resume the visit when you want, right where you stopped. Impossible to get lost. The guide indicates clear audio directions to follow and a map can also be viewed if you prefer visual guidance. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization system will bet you back on the right track!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Audio guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Transportation
    • Personal expenses
    Where

    Cour Royale du Palais du Louvre, 75001 Paris

    Meeting point:

    The tour starts at Cour Royale du Palais du Louvre located near metro stops Palais Royal (lines 1, 7) and Pyramides (line 7 and 14). The tour launches at the starting point - and won’t start from anywhere else

    What to remember
    • To take the tour, you need a smartphone (fully charged), the application installed on your phone, an internet connection for the duration of the tour, headphones. Activation code and instructions on how to download the application will be provided after booking.
    • You can take the tour any day and any time after purchase
    • No one will assist you at the starting point or during the visit. A phone number is provided in case assistance is required.
    • This tour is available in English and French
    • Depending on your pace, the visit can take between 1 and 1,5 hour
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    When
    • You can take the tour any day
      Between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm
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    Provider
    Rewind
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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