The area around L?Echiquier Opéra was occupied by market gardens until 1770. The religious orders that owned the land decided to divide it into lots. Now, opulent hotels are slowly emerging from the soil.
and "New France" became one of the city's most elegant districts. The XIX century will see theaters and covered passages appear. People focused on being well dressed, highlighted by the large windows.
Monitored by official merchants, they are nonetheless obscure and mysterious: a story full of anecdotes, disparate characters and more or less legal occupations.
L'Echiquier offers an exclusive tour of the Parisian passages. Start with a memorable cocktail at Le 38 Bar Lounge where the guide meets you to kick off a 1.5-hour visit to the area's secret places.