Passages with Balzac



à partir de 10 ans

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10 years and up.

Reservation necessary.

Balzac, tireless observer of Parisian life, had a number of homes in different neighborhoods of the capital. Thus, he knew Paris inside and out: that’s why the city is featured as one of the principal characters in his work. Balzac’s Paris can be found somewhere between a Paris of fantasy and the real Paris, a Paris disappeared and one disappearing, a Paris under pressure of urban sprawl.

In the 19th century, crowds congregated in passages and galleries, places of life, promenades and new encounters.

Join us in the discovery of these places with one of our staff ! Balzac’s voice will describe everything that crystallized around this architectural phenomenon of his time.


Audience: open to all.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.

No reservation necessary.

Price: 10 euros.

Reduced price: 8 euros. [Under 26, teachers, scholastic establishments, leaders of recreational centers in Paris, those looking for work, beneficiaries of minima sociaux, handicapped persons and their companions, owners of Paris Museum cards]