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This is an early 19th century building with a must see rotunda but that is the only thing to see... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2016
Farida C
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Originally a place to shop, now a place for art

Galerie Colbert is almost a secret place in the Quartier Vivienne. This 83m long gallery connects... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Bob K
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Fairfax, Virginia
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2 Nov 2018
“Originally a place to shop, now a place for art”
28 Aug 2018
“Lovely, but no shops or restaurants”
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The Galerie Vivienne is one of the most impressive covered passage for its architectural innovation characteristic of the early nineteenth century. Property of the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), it hosts many institutions related to...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France
Opéra / Bourse
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Galerie Colbert is almost a secret place in the Quartier Vivienne. This 83m long gallery connects Rue des Petits Champs to Rue Vivienne through the mansion by the architect Louis Le Vau designed for Jean-Baptiste Colbert, King Louis XIV's finance minister. The Bibilothèque Nationale de...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob K
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This "passage" is next door to Passage Vivienne. It is very lovely, but not as ornate. There are no shops or restaurants because it is used by the Sorbonne University for classes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mbanga
Reviewed March 30, 2018

One of Paris' gems, this is one of the prettiest covered passages, a remnant of the early 19th Century when shoppers and diners got off the dirty streets and came inside to be entertained. Some lovely unique shops here.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This might be the most beautiful of the amazing covered passages in Paris due to the stunning design. Not a lot of shopping or eating here, just pretty architecture. Come and see all the passages, one of my favorite features of Paris.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Stunning design, some cute shops, one of Paris' unique and wonderful areas. Come and experience the covered passages of Paris, I love them all.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This is an early 19th century building with a must see rotunda but that is the only thing to see here. It is next to Gallerie Vivienne which is one of the largest, most open covered passages of Paris. This one is very beautiful but...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

The only Galerie that required a security check. Not sure why but our bags were checked before entering the Galerie. It was very beautiful but part was roped off. We visited as part of a self-guided tour of the galeries and passage.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
...More
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