|Beginning||19, rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau|
|The End||2, rue du Bouloi|
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 .
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.
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 .
- Galerie Véro-Dodat: Description as Monument historique in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French text)