The Galerie Vivienne is one of the many covered passages of Paris, in the 2nd where we just happened to stumble upon while cruising through the many Japanese and Korean restaurants close to Rue de Rivoli yesterday. Yay!
Galerie Vivienne in 2nd arrondissement and built-in 1823. Originally named Marchoux until 1826. The decor in neo-classic style covered with elegant arched domes and hemispherical glass, mosaics, some paintings and sculptures and detailed wall motifs offers for nice architectural sight-seeing. This gallery offers a truly beautiful stroll under the bright sky lights. There are cafes & restaurants like Legrand Filles & Fils which specialises in wines and sampling a glass can costs as little as 6 euros.
You’ll also discover charming boutiques, one specialising in re-sale, a librarie and an art gallery you’ll have to check out! I won’t spoil the humour you’ll find in every painting. Let me just say, “brilliant!”
You can find Galerie Viviavenne close to the Metro station: Bourse with entrances from the rue des Petits-Champs, rue de la Banque and rue Vivienne and walk right in…