The secret
passages of Paris are sometimes forgotten but they were once very important
before the grands magasins (Like La Fayette & Printemps) take over.

Built in the
1800’, they were good places for elites to escape the rain, darkness of the
night and muddy streets. Those hidden passages were either dug through existing
building or created as the buildings were constructed.

Nowadays they
are mostly used for toy stores and book shops. It’s such a pity that commercial
malls and chain stores have taken over those original shopping arcades and
local artisans. 

Let’s make a tour and
explore few of these hidden passages in the Haussmannian architecture! 

Passage l’Homme

You can access this passage between 26 and 28
Charonne street. It is open during…


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