Galerie Véro Dodat

Galerie Véro-Dodat

It's a bit of a secret place in Paris. Among the capital's covered passageways, the Galerie Véro-Dodat is not the best known. Yet it has an undeniable charm, ideally located between the Palais-Royal and the Forum des Halles.

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With its black-and-white marbled floor and glass ceiling, the Véro-Dodat gallery boasts almost 80 metres of fine boutiques in a neoclassical architectural style. Calm and elegance dominate, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The charm of yesteryear

Between rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and rue du Bouloi, you'll be transported back to the Belle Époque. Completely restored in 1997, the gallery's painted decor, window fronts and coffered ceilings create a chic, cosy atmosphere reminiscent of historic 19th-century Paris. On the floor, the black and white paving forms a diagonal grid, creating a beautiful perspective illuminated by the natural light from the glass roof.

Where does its name come from? From its two founders, Messrs Véro and Dodat, who combined their wealth and daring to create a covered thoroughfare between the Palais-Royal and Les Halles in 1826. It was an idea that immediately appealed to Parisians, who were seduced by this new passageway in the 1st arrondissement, linking two of the capital's most sought-after districts.

Art, luxury and refinement

The elegant architecture of this haven of peace echoes the upmarket offerings inside, starting with famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin. His name attracts fashionistas from all over the world!

You'll also find some great shops and other curiosities: decoration, furnishings, art galleries, fashion, antique dolls, musical instruments… and a typically Parisian brasserie for a bite to eat.

A stroll through the Palais-Royal

Leaving the Véro-Dodat gallery and its peaceful atmosphere, you can extend your discovery of the surrounding area. What should you choose? A stroll through the Palais-Royal gardens, a visit to the Louvre museum, an evening at the Comédie Française? One day won't be enough!

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19 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris 1er

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year Opening hours daily between 7 am and 10 pm. Closed on Sunday.


    • Free


    Spoken languages

    • French
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    19 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    75001 Paris 1er

    • Copyright image:
    • Jean-Baptiste Gurliat / Ville de Paris