This area of the city owes its name to the Palais Royal, a gigantic palatial complex surrounded by gardens to the north of the Louvre Palace. It was where Louis XIV lived during his childhood, and continues to be used in an official capacity right up to the present day: the French Council of State, the Constitutional Council, and even the Ministry of Culture have all made it their home.
Discover a genuinely charming and little-known part of Paris during your vacation. Make the most of our excursions and guided tours around the Palais Royal Paris quarter, where you will discover Palais Royal gardens that are both peaceful and majestic, lively streets full of art galleries and antique stores, bistros and brasseries. The Palais Royal surroundings appear almost to be an open-air museum, and are home to an understated and sophisticated intellectual tier of Parisian society.
Are you looking for an alternative side to Paris? Take part in one of our guided tours of the covered passages of Paris to discover many galleries and byways which are very often known only to local inhabitants. The neat and charming passage Galerie Vivienne Paris, Galerie Véro-Dodat and the Passage du Grand Cerf are light years away from the more well-known streets of Paris.
Discover the legendary Opéra Garnier and find out the secrets of Paris with a guided tour on foot through the covered passages of the city. End your outing with a panoramic view of Paris from the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette.
Discover the legendary designer Coco Chanel’s favourite places in Paris
Enjoy a taste of luxury as you visit the neighborhood around the Louvre, which has grown from its royal traditions into a chic area for food and shopping. See centuries of history and the latest in fashion as you visit these prestigious streets.