Royal Palace & Covered Passages, audioguided tour

60 to 90 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Discover some of the finest shopping arcades from the 1800’s with entertaining fun facts with a passionate guide in your pocket. Now possible with Rewind's App.

200 years ago, Paris had nearly 150 covered passages ! Frozen in time since the 1800s, these glass-roofed & paved arcades were originally created for the nobles to enjoy a stroll and a little shopping, away from the sun and rain.

Passage des Panoramas, Galerie Vivienne or Passage Jouffroy. Today, there are only about thirty of left.
Put on the boots of a 19th century Parisian to stroll through the most beautiful passages, ancestors of shopping malls and shopping centres for a stroll through the centuries.

Visit with your smartphone in your pocket and follow your professional and passionate guide’s commentaries as you stroll through the streets, courtyards and gardens !. The audio commentaries trigger automatically, right where they happened!” The result? A fun and authentic experience with that Rewind spirit and twist!


  • A unique experience on your smartphone, with a guide in your pocket!
  • After your purchase, you will receive a email including your activation code to enjoy your visits

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palais-Royal, Palais-Royal, Paris, Ile-de-France

Palais Royal, the royal palace : your self guided walking tour begins in the fashionable meeting point since the 17th century, as it houses many small shops and also the theater of la Comédie Française! Discover the many anecdotes behind the "Blind's Café" and origins of funny french experession like "midi pétante" - noon sharp. And of course this courtyard was the gastronomic Mecca of Paris in the 19th century. Take some time to stroll in the sumptuous gardens.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Galerie Vivienne, 6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris France

Covered passages : Galerie Vivienne, Passage des Panoramas, Passages Jouffroy... great witnesses of the fashion of the covered passages of the 19th century, ancestors of the department shops, where there are still some remarkable brands.
Learn how these remarkable places rivaled each other in attracting customers by going so far as to exhibit exotic animals, clowns and even acrobats!
There are still some emblematic Parisian addresses to be found in the passage couverts such as the oldest chocolate factory in Paris founded in 1761!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Palais Brongniart, Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris France

Many emblematic sites to enjoy as you stroll along : the oldest theatre still in operation since 1807, the former Paris Stock Exchange.

Stop At: Passage des Panoramas, 11 boulevard Montmartre, 75002 Paris France

Discover why it is the ancestor of cinema!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Passage Jouffroy, 10 boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris France

and the famous Grévin wax museum, the Segas gallery. Don’t miss the Segas Gallery which hides many treasures!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Passage Verdeau, Paris France

and Hôtel Drouot, know for antique and collectors auctions.

Duration: 10 minutes

Time of tour

Royal Palace & Covered Passages, audioguided tour
11/6/2020 - 10/16/2023
Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Meeting point

Colonnes de Buren/Les Deux Plateaux, Galerie de la Cour d'Honneur, 2 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The visit is done on your smartphone with your headphones.

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2020

Très bon appli audio. Immersion totale et qualité de narration in situ assez dingue. Belle expérience

December 2020

Visite ludique et intuitive. On a juste à lancer l'appli est c'est parti, une façon très sympa de découvrir Paris et son histoire sous un autre jour.

December 2020

Très sympa. Les anecdotes sont faciles à écouter et originales, on se laisse juste porter par les voix de l'app.

April 2022

It was me and my wife. We could have paid and downloaded only for one, and hear it together, but we were tld it would have to be two payments. When walking, of course we only used one. It was a waste of money.

March 2022

Très bonnes explications ;déplacements bien géolocalises ;permet de découvrir des lieux où l'on n'a pas l'habitude d'aller

November 2021

1er passage fermé puis difficultés pour écouter les explications suivantes. Impossibilité de revenir en arrière ...

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