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Paris - The Unique Charm of Parisian Covered Passages - Episode I

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The Unique Charm of Parisian Covered Passages - Episode I

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(181 reviews)
Opera, Paris, France
40 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Covered passages were the beginnings of what we call shopping malls today. Built for the most part in the 19th century, these arcades covered with glass roofs, created by piercing through other buildings, are a typically Parisian architectural feature. Most of them now house shops, tearooms and restaurants. There are around 20 of them in Paris in the vicinity of the Grands Boulevards and Patrick has chosen the most stylish and beautiful ones for us to discover together.


Meet Patrick Herpe

Patrick Herpe

Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Richard S.

21 July 2021

Great tour with Patrick! Love to see the hidden passages and other unusual highlights. Patrick always does an amazing job!!!

Robert D.

21 July 2021

Very friendly and pleasant to see.

Eliza W.

20 July 2021

Excellent in depth tour as usual. Also fun.

Penny L.

20 July 2021

It was interesting to learn more about the origin of the passages. Patrick offered some fun information about their layout - like, from the beginning, there was a restaurant or cafe at the entrance of each one so husbands could relax while their wives shopped.

Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.

20 July 2021

Fabulous! Please do it again soon. Loved it.


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