Vivienne Gallery

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(From : Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Basilica). Enter Vivienne Gallery through de la Banque street.

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  • Masonic symbols

    There are a few of them throughout the Gallery. One in particular, at the entrance of... But wait, we won't tell you which entrance, will we ? Tip : it is a symbol of fraternity.

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The place

This famous covered passageway, located between Place des Victoires, the French National Library and the Palais-Royal Garden, opened in 1826 under the name of its commissionner, Marchoux. It was a time where such places, allowing to shop while sheltered from the rain, were quite popular.

The three entrances to the Gallery are : 6, Vivienne street ; 5, de la Banque street ; and 4, des Petits-Champs street.

At the number 13 of the Gallery, one can admire a big staircase with a wrought iron ramp. It was François Vidocq's, a former convict who became chief of police between 1811 and 1827, house in the late part of his life.

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  • Opening hours - Everyday, 8.30am-8.30pm
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