I have made a number of posts on what is referred to as “passages”, sometimes as “galleries” (walkways?). Most of them were created during the first half of the 19th century. They were very fashionable - enabling to do shopping protected from sun and rain and with clean shoes - until new large, paved, boulevards and the first department stores took over during the latter part of the same century. At its peak, there were some 150 of them.
There are a number of narrow streets referred to as “passages” in Paris, but if I refer only to those which are covered by glass roofs or similar, I believe that today there are some 20 remaining. Some of them have been brought back to fashion, some are more or less abandoned. Below, I give a list with a link to the different posts I once wrote about them.
I had not yet been reporting about Passage Choiseul, opened in 1827. It was somehow brought back to fashion in the 1970’s when Kenzo opened a boutique here (not there anymore). It’s not the most fancy of the Paris “passages”, but there are some nice shops, art galleries and the entrance to the “Théatre des Bouffes Parisiennes”.
There are four entrances, one actually goes under the name “Sainte Anne”, with a long corridor – with hardly any visible activities – leading to rue Sainte Anne.
Here is the list - and the links: Passaged’Ancre, Passage de Bourg l'Abbé, Passage Brady, Passage du Caire, Passage Choiseul, Galérie Colbert, Passage des Deux Pavillons, Passage du Grand Cerf, Passage Hulot, Passage Jouffroy, Passage de la Madeleine, Passage des Panoramas, Passage du Ponceau, Passage du Prado, Passage des Princes, Passage Puteaux, Passage Sainte-Foy, Passage Vendôme, Passage Verdeau, Galérie Véro-Dodat, Galérie Vivienne.