February 28, 2017

A rainy day under a 200-year old Passage

What better to do on a rainy day than to stroll through Paris' famous passages. Towards the end of the 18th century, town planners created a labyrinth of hidden passages across Paris. These forerunners to our modern day malls simultaneously allowed you to take a shortcut, shelter from the rain, shop and dine.

Nowadays these passages are real architectural gems, old-world galleries perfect for hours of delicious browsing. Passage des Panoramas, takes the credit for being not only the oldest of the covered passages but the first public area in Paris to be lit by gas in 1817. I love it for it's several seriously vintage wine bars and romantic bistros which are completely overridden by tourists but allow for great photo shots.

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