Véro-Dodat Gallery

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Véro-Dodat Gallery
Arrondissement 1.
quarter Les Halles
Beginning 19, rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau
The End 2, rue du Bouloi
length 80 m
width 4 m
Emergence 1826
Paris 9722

The Galerie Véro-Dodat is a covered shopping arcade with a glass roof from the 19th century in the 1st arrondissement in Paris . The Galerie Véro-Dodat has been a protected monument ( monument historique ) since 1965 .


Galerie Véro-Dodat is located between 19 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and 2 rue Bouloi, in a mixed residential and commercial district near the Louvre and the market halls . Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre is the closest metro station on lines 1 and 7 .

Other passages are nearby: Galerie Vivienne ( 2nd arrondissement ), Galerie Colbert (2nd arrondissement) and Passage de Choiseul (2nd arrondissement).


In 1826 the gallery was built by two butchers, Benoît Véro and Dodat. It connected the halls with the Palais Royal via the shortest route . Built in neoclassical style during the restoration period , the passage has retained most of its decor. The floor is of black and white marble slabs , a palmettos fries delimits the rather low ceiling, alternating paintings (landscapes) and glass surfaces is why the gallery gives a dark impression. The window fronts of the shops are separated by golden-looking copper frames, the glass entrance doors follow at regular intervals. The individual shops are separated by double columns made of false stucco marble .

At the entrance of the rue Bouloi, lined on either side of pilasters , standing above the portal sculptures , the Mercury and Hercules represent. The other exit, which leads into a narrow street, is more modest.

Current condition

The gallery was renovated in 1997 with a lot of consideration for the old structure. A restaurant and a brasserie give the passage, in which the small boutiques usually do not exist for long, a certain attraction.


  • Jean-Claude Delorme, Anne-Marie Dubois: Passages couverts parisiens . Parigrams, Paris 2002 (1st edition Paris 1996), ISBN 2-84096-264-0 .
  • Bertrand Lemoine: Les passages couvertes en France . Délégation à l'Action Artistique de la Ville de Paris, Paris 1990, ISBN 2-905118-21-0 .

Web links

Commons : Galerie Véro-Dodat  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 48 ° 51 ′ 45.8 "  N , 2 ° 20 ′ 24.9"  E