Le Passage des Princes
Little people will think they have stepped into wonderland, while big people can admire the interior.
Black and white tiled flooring with a wonderful glass and steel ceiling. This elegant passageway is dedicated entirely to toys.
INITIALLY BUILT IN 1860 and named Passage Mirès, after the banker, Jules Mirès. Who financed and built Hotel of the Princes and constructed the passage to shorten the route for his guests and pedestrians. He went broke a year later.
In 1985 the passage was demolished to redevelop the area but was re-built to the original plans.
Nowadays the toy company Joué Club, occupies the entire premises but in keeping with the original plan, has laid out their products in separate shops and in themes; teddy bears, stuffed toys, dolls and their accessories, games and puzzles, electronic toys, the list goes on.
For the best experience, enter Le Passage des Princes through the Boulevard des Italiens entry.
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