Passage Jouffroy

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Passage Jouffroy

Leaving Passage Verdeau behind and crossing Rue de la Grange-Batelière directly opposite is Passage Jouffroy.

If you keep following your nose from Passage Verdeau, along Passage Jouffroy, eventually after a couple of dog legs, you will arrive at Passage des Panoramas. It is a great way to spend a rainy day in Paris, not only to look at the shops but mostly to admire the ancient passageways.

Upon entering Passage Jouffroy you will discover black, white and grey tiles, laid out in a geometric pattern adorning the floors.

An ornate clock above the Hotel Chopin, pretty golden lamps lining the store fronts and all sitting under the high pitched glass and steel ceiling, shedding light throughout.

As the popularity of passageways in Paris heightened, 1846 saw the opening of Passage Jouffroy opposite the existing Passage des Panoramas. This was the first passageway to be built entirely from glass and steel and the first to boast underground heating.

Today you will find antiques, jewellery, gifts, the wonderful bookstore Librairie Paul Vulin, the quaint Hotel Chopin and the intriguing objects of curiosities store, M & G Segas.

Passage Jouffroy is also home to the Musée Grévin, the famous wax museum.

Created by cartoonist, Alfred Grévin and Arthur Meyer, known for founding the newspaper Le Gaulois.

Opening their doors in 1882, Musée Grevin is now listed as a historic monument.

Passage Jouffroy takes its name from Count Felix de Jouffroy-Gonsans, who headed the private company that managed the passage.

Passage Jouffroy leads on to Passage des Panoramas (see below)

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Paris Adèle’s Information Necessaire:

Passage Jouffroy

10 Boulevard Montmartre 
9 rue de la Grange-Batelière
Paris 75009
Nearest Metro
Grands Boulevards
Richelieu Drouot
Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday
7am – 9.30pm
Official Website (in French)
Please note, although the passageways may be open for easy thoroughfare, the individual shop hours may differ.
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2 Responses to Passage Jouffroy

  • http://Clara

    Adele as always love your blog !!! I love how you explain everything about what you post it so easy to get to it from the way you explain it perfect thank you Adele for what you do !!!

    • http://parisadele

      Hi Clara
      thank you so much for leaving your heartfelt messages, I really do appreciate them. Merci 🙂

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