Paris is famous for its covered passages and galeries, shopping arcades that date back to the 19th century. Today, these architectural gems typically house shops, restaurants, and cafes. But now there’s a new passage in town, by the name of Beaupassage.
Beaupassage is a brand-new, super-chic, open-air passage in the 7th arrondissement devoted to gastronomy, wellness, and art. This 10,000m2 space was created by bringing together two sites previously occupied by a former convent and Renault garage between Boulevard Raspail and rue de Grenelle.
The space boasts a superstar lineup: a restaurant by Yannick Alleno, Daily Pic — a canteen by three-Michelin-star French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, an organic Thierry Marx boulangerie, Pierre Hermé’s first cafe, street seafood by two-star Breton chef Oliver Bellin, a boucherie by Alexandre Polmard, Fromagerie Barthélémy, and Japanese specialty coffee bar 100% Arabica.
But that’s not all: there is also a gym by former Thai Boxing World Champion Abdoulaye Fadig, which includes a boxing ring, athletics track, sauna, yoga, pilates, and fencing.
Contemporary artworks dots the green space — which also hosts sixty varieties of trees — and Yannick Alleno’s three-story restaurant and wine cellar also features an art gallery.
With Beaupassage, Saint-Germain-des-Prés just upped its chic.
Written and photographed by Ali Postma for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In.