A few steps from the Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Skills – 3rd arrondissement), the passage de l’Ancre (passage of the Anchor) is a small and unusual private lane to visit without hesitation strolling around the very close neighborhoods of Beaubourg or the Marais. Easily visible from the street, this is an amazing little piece of countryside that we do not expect to find in the heart of old Paris. Being just over 50 meters long, this passage is very different from traditional covered passages of Paris. You will find indeed neither big window nor old stores for collectors, but a flowered setting with beautiful colored windows. No old store? One, by the way… Notice in the middle of the passage Pep’s store, specializing in the repair and sale of umbrellas and parasols. An unique and original shop ! Considered as one of the oldest passages of Paris, its name comes from an anchor-shaped sign displayed by an old hostel of the street. You can access Passage de l’Ancre by 2 different entrances : the 223 rue Saint-Marin or 30 rue Turbigo. But to enjoy the pretty porch, we recommend the 223 rue Saint-Martin.
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