The Passage des Princes is the latest of all the XIX century Paris covered passages. It is close to the Garnier Opéra, and is also an example of the style usually named after baron Haussmann, the Paris prefect who radically transformed the city. The passage opens in one of the Haussmannien wide straight boulevards.
But nowadays, the passage des Princes should interest children even more than adults: it has become a mall entirely dedicated to toys, all kind of toys, the “toy’s village”.
Passage des Princes, 3/5 boulevard des Italiens and 97 rue de Richelieu 75002 Paris, Métro Richelieu-Drouot. Open Monday to Saturday 10/20.