Most of covered passages were constructed in the 19th century; these excellently built arcades are covered with glass roofs and are a typical feature of Parisian architecture. Most covered passages in Paris presently house restaurants, tearooms and shops. There are around 20 covered passages and they are located around the Grands Boulevards vicinity.
In a city with the Pompidou Center, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, some wonderful attractions can be easily overlooked. But there are plenty of great family destinations in the city which are easy to get to and full of appeal. One of our favorites is the Bois de Vincennes.
A casual stroll around the centre of Paris where the Hotel Britannique is situated can be a relaxing and delightful adventure. However, there is so much to see and do that it's hard to get it all in when you're on foot.
The City of Light is best seen from ground level, where you can get as close to the sights, sounds and smells of the city as possible. Paris is a place which needs to be experienced in person, not seen from inside buses or automobiles.