Passage des Panoramas

Passage des Panoramas

Inspired by the Oriental Souks and one of the oldest passageways in the world.

Built in 1799, Passage des Panoramas took its name from two rotundas that once graced the entrance depicting large scenes of cityscapes.  These were destroyed in 1831.


The passageway has been listed as a historical site since 1974 and was the first to introduce gas lighting.

In the 1830’s the passage underwent renovations and three extra passageways were added.




Henri Stern, the French engraving and printing company set up shop here in 1834 and it was only recently that his boutique has become a trendy restaurant.



Passage des Panoramas also boasts a number of cafés and restaurants including the charming L’Arbre a Cannelle (The Cinnamon Tree), La Creperie and Théâtre des Variétés.


Théâtre des Variétés, was instigated by Mademoiselle Montansier, who after being imprisoned for debt in 1803, and asked to leave her current theatre, at the ripe age of 77 gained an audience with Napoleon that lead to the inauguration of Théâtre des Variétés in 1807.

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Paris Adèle’s Information Necessaire:

Passage des Panoramas

11 Boulevard Montmartre
10 Rue Saint-March
158 Rue Montmartre
38 Rue Vivienne
Paris 75002
Nearest Metro
Grands Boulevards
Richelieu Drouot
Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday
6am – 12am
Please note: although the passageways are open all day for easy thoroughfare, the individual shop hours will differ.
Official Website (in French)
MAP  Boulevard Montmartre Entrance
Passage des Panoramas is directly across the road from Passage Jouffroy on Boulevard Montmartre

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