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Paris in Paris, Île-de-France, France
 

Passage des Panoramas

 

—Histoire de Paris —

 
Passage des Panoramas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 27, 2015
1. Passage des Panoramas Marker
Inscription. Construit en 1800 à l'emplacement de l'hôtel de Montmorency-Luxembourg, le passage des Panoramas doit son nom à ses deux tours de 17 mètres de diamètre et de plus de 20 de haut: s'y déployaient des toiles peintes figurant une vue générale de Paris, et l'évacuation de Toulon par les Anglais en décembre 1793. Malgré la disparition de ces panoramas en 1831, le passage demeura longtemps un des lieux favoris de promenade des Parisiens.

Premier lieu public de la capitale doté, dès 1817, de l'éclairage au gax, il possédait une foule de boutiques de luxe: le café Véron, la pâtisserie Félix, la confiserie "A la Duchesse de Courlande", le papetier Susse, et le graveur Stern dont le magasin existe encore.

English translation:
Built in 1800 on the site of the Hotel de Montmorency-Luxembourg, Passage des Panoramas was named after its two large rotundas, 17 meters in diameter and more than 20 high, and decorated with painted canvases depicting a general view of Paris, and the evacuation of Toulon by the British in December 1793. Despite the disappearance of these panoramas in 1831, the passage was long a favorite with Parisian strollers.

This public place in the capital has had, since 1817, gas lighting, a host of luxury boutiques including: the Véron coffee, Felix pastry, "A Duchess of Courland" confectionery,
Passage des Panoramas and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 27, 2015
2. Passage des Panoramas and Marker
Marker is to the right of the entrance.
the stationer Susse, and Stern's engraving shop, which still exists.
 
Location. 48° 52.301′ N, 2° 20.511′ E. Marker is in Paris, Île-de-France, in Paris. Marker is on Boulevard Montmartre just east of Rue Vivienne, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris, Île-de-France 75002, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Golf Drouot (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Passages Jouffroy et Verdean (about 150 meters away); Cour Cadet (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Accès Guimard (approx. half a kilometer away); Jewish Student Memorial (approx. one kilometer away); Square Aristade Caviaillé-Coll (approx. one kilometer away); Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (approx. one kilometer away); Ludovic Jacquinot (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Passage des Panoramas. (Submitted on July 11, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Passage des Panoramas Paris 2e. L'association du village des Panoramas' French-language history of the Passage. (Submitted on July 13, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
<i>Paris, Passages, Passé</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. Paris, Passages, Passé
Entrance to the Passage de Panoramas, one century earlier.
Passage des Panoramas image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 27, 2015
4. Passage des Panoramas
Picture is taken just inside the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on .   4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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