Passage Molière is proudly one of 25 passages remaining that were built in Paris during the 19th century—originally, there were 150. Make sure to enjoy the authentic hidden charm of its picturesque cobbled open-air lanes before work begins and leaves the area under construction for the next two years.
There’s not a lot of time left to enjoy its charm with picturesque photo ops at every turn because now that summer is coming to an end, this beautifully poetic passage is scheduled to be transformed into a construction site until 2019.
Molière is the French equivalent of Shakespeare, a fitting name for a writerly quarter. By 2020, hopes are to add to the already flourishing literary vibe with the addition of small, quirky publishing houses, specialised enterprises, and authentic writing ateliers. La Maison de la Poésie will stay open as will Sa Salle de Spectacle.
One of the peculiarities of the Passage Molière is that its houses are numbered in sequence, whereas standard numbering expects that even and odd numbers are placed on opposite pavements. It’s also retained its cobbled charm.
The planned refurbishment comes after huge cracks were discovered in 2015, and €10,000,000 ($11,946,500) will be spent on the building work.