Oct 8, 2009





Crossing rue de la Grange-Batelière, I entered the passage Verdeau, where a few of the old postcard and camera dealers still trade alongside new art galleries and a designer italian delicatessen. It was started at number 6, in Rue de la Grange-Batelière. Designed by M. Verdeau in 1847, in a fairly unoriginal style, using the same architectural team as its neighbour, Passage Jouffroy, led by Jacques Deschamps. However, it did not have the same ambiance and owes its "survival" to the proximity of the Drouot Auction Rooms.


Station on Paris metro: Grands Boulevards