The Passage du Havre of Paris !!

I will catch up on some places dear to me when used to lived in Versailles and worked in Paris. This is of course, an updated older post which I hope you enjoy it as I, One of my favorite stops there coming out of the Gare Saint Lazare was the Passage du Havre. The St Lazare train station has been improved tremendously over the years now and so has the Passage du Havre. Therefore, let me tell you a bit about it ok.

I used to stop by for picking last minute requests from my sons at the FNAC and having my wrist watch fix all the time lol! and just getting some hot chocolate. The place is totally renovated from when I used to stop by. Go figure Paris moves quickly and never a dull moment coming back for a visit, again! And yes this is a passage for many off the beaten path! The passage du Havre is a covered passage located in the 9éme arrondissement This passage was formed in 1845 on the grounds belonging to Sieurs Fouquel, Selles, Doux and Durand-Billion. Its opening to the public was in 1846. It was  name du Havre due to the nearby Cour du Havre street.

It has now 40 stores on 23,500 square meters facing gare Saint-Lazare train station, the Passage du Havre shopping center was launched in 1997, and acquired in 2000 by Eurocommercial, and renovated in 2012 to cope with the transformation of the train station itself into a commercial center. Eurocommercial in France , the real estate company includes Les Grands Hommes (Bordeaux), Les Atlantes (Tours), Les Trois Dauphins (Grenoble) and Grand A (Amiens) as other shopping centers.  This passage du Havre at a right angle before its transformation included numerous toy stores and models of boats and trains. Now the main stores I have visited are L’Atelier du Chocolat, FNAC, L’Occitane, Maison Pradier, Louis Pion (where they always fix my watches lol!) Yves Rocher, The address location is 109 rue Saint Lazare.Open Mondays to Saturdays from  9h30 to 20h,Sundays from 11h to 19h. Escalators are available at the entrances to Rue du Havre and Rue Caumartin. They allow you to move effortlessly between the two levels of shops. The Passage Terrace is accessible from the garden. You can sit down for lunch or take advantage of the deckchairs to take a break.


To facilitate your access to the metro network, direct access to lines 3, 12, 13 and 14 is possible via level -1 inside the Passage du Havre. In addition you have access nearby to the RER E station Haussmann Saint Lazare. The Vélib bike network with stations at Saint Lazare and Cour du Havre nearest. And plenty of bus service at the bus depot next to the train station or gare Saint Lazare even taken by yours truly on bus lines 24 27 80 81 95 amongs many others,


A wonderful place already in an area full of shopping galore, the best in Paris triangle with the nearby Au Printemps and Galeries Lafayette dept stores! Enjoy the shopping as we did bringing back many memories as I write this post. Another reason to visit Paris ,a nice spot to indulge all things Parisiens!

The official Passage du Havre

The Paris tourist office on the Passage du Havre

There you go folks, another happy shopping in Paris at the Passage du Havre ! Again, hope you enjoy the post and thanks for reading me over the last 12 years ! 

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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3 Comments to “The Passage du Havre of Paris !!”

  1. Venga tio, eres una enciclopedia de viajes y de lugares, si no te molesta la pregunta, a que te dedicabas que has viajado tanto, o sigues viajando? Jamás había visto algo asíte felicito mi herma (como dicen los sevillanos).

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