The Cour du Commerce Saint André is one of the only passages on the Left Bank, and it predates the creation of the covered passages, which explains why most of it is not covered. It was created in 1776 and among the famous people who lived there was Danton, of revolutionary fame.
Here is a side exit.
One of the oldest restaurants still in operation in Paris is located here.
Here is the exit on rue Saint André des Arts.
In case you are wondering, you will be relieved to know that I have just about exhausted all of the possibilities for this subject, even if I have a few more left.
Such a lovely thread Kerouac. I have been wanting to see that tin(copper?) man slaying the dragon for years and never got there - now you tell me it hasn't worked for years! Oh well, still worth a visit I guess...
I like the look of the busy Cour du Commerce St.Andre with it's sidewalk cafe`s.
The very first passage I ever went on the hunt for was Passage LHomme, 26 rue De Charonne, in the Faubourg. I was tentative and nervous walking down this alley of workshops but no-one paid us a blind bit of notice. I'm not sure if this was the passage where the little corgi dog came out to say hello to passersby... I'ts not a Passage as in the covered passages, but just a cut through old long ago furniture factories that once reeked of sawdust and varnish.
Paris is forever an intriguing and interesting place. And I really like the way you show us other less known areas of the City, Kerouac. And I really appreciate that you take the time to go into detail about the area.
Oh, nice. The Luthier in Galerie Vero-Dodat is where Bob spent a long pleasant morning in January, playing his dream guitar. Francois Charle. One of the highlights of his trip and a gypsy guitar genius apparently. The Django exhibit at Cite de la Musique had a display of his workmanship, and what's involved in making one by hand.
On what street is Arcades des Champs Elysées? We just got our tickets to Paris (our 5th trip since 2001). We've done most of Degas' passages walk, but we'd like to create our own walk combined from his highlights and yours. I've located most of the ones I'm interested in, but can't find that one.
I love planning my travel almost as much as doing it.
Post by Candy Gleason on Apr 19, 2014 21:49:50 GMT
Bonjour! This thread is just amazing! I have seen your posts on TA. My husband and I will visit Paris Sept 2-16, 2014. Staying in Hotel Le Regent in the 6th. We love "off the beaten path" experiences to compliment the usual tourist things to do. I really enjoyed this thread...great pictures! Fun commentary and great observations. I post as mimimurrieta on TA. Thank you for sharing this journey
I have wandered down so few of these fabulous passages it has to be at the top of my list for next visit! Kerouac you have done an amazing job showing us these interesting places. Can someone tell me what is TA?
Great photos of the passages of Paris. I have been through a few of them. I am heading to Paris next month for a one-month stay. Is there a good online map that I could print with the many passages of Paris? I have some listed on my map guides, but not many.