La Galerie Vivienne | Things to Do In & Around Paris Travel

Les Galeries, or covered passages, are something that are tucked away all across Paris. And while I’m sure I’ve unknowingly wandered past quite a few in my time there, it was really only on this last trip with my belle belle soeur that I had the opportunity to discover and explore a few of these gorgeous endroits.

The one that captured my attention most on our little adventure was La Galerie Vivienne, a covered passage constructed in 1823 by François-Jean Delannoy. As an historic monument in Paris since 1974, it has blossomed into a well-preserved, and yet, quiet center.

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La Galerie Vivienne is ideal for an afternoon window shopping, book reading, sipping un café or sharing a glass of wine with friends. You can choose to stroll through any of the clothing stores and furniture shops – there’s even a toy shop – or you can relax at any one of the bistrots or the tea house.

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Personally, I enjoyed browsing through the bookshop, peering through the windows and catching glimpses of beautiful stairwells behind closed doors (although my favorite place to do this is the le Marais).

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Located near the Palais Royal and Les Grands Boulevards, La Galerie Vivienne is conveniently placed and a wonderful spot to take a break from your travels around Paris.

Galerie Vivienne
6 Rue Vivienne
75002 Paris, France

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I always find that I get to better explore places I’ve lived when I go back to visit them later. Have you had this experience? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

 



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  • OMG it’s so cute! I want to stop by that luthier and see what violin-related goodies they have. 🙂

    • Sadly the Luthier isn’t a luthier any more. They kept the facade of the shop, but the actual store itself is now, I believe, a furniture store. :/

      • Ugh, lame! They got my hopes up for nothing! 😉

        • I know! Sorry 🙁 If I ever stumble across one that is more than than just the old store facade, I’ll let you know.

  • OMG it’s so cute! I want to stop by that luthier and see what violin-related goodies they have. 🙂