A little history of the Véro-Dodat passage
This district used to be, in the 19th century, the headquarters of lithography editors!
This passage was raised in 1826, thanks to two pork butchers, Benoit Véro and his friend Dodat. The first one lived rue Montesquieu, the second one rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis.
Within 2 years, the gallery was opened to the public and immediately lighted up with gas: a new thing at that time!
Oh my gosh, it’s the most beautiful gallery in Paris! Don’t you think? What a nice decoration (a blend of dark wood, glasses and bronze), with those vivid paintings with Greek gods, made in the middle of the 19th century...
In 1836, the actress from Théâtre-Français, Rachel, lived at number 38.
The antique dealer Robert Capia is at number 24, in a shop which kept its original house rules, made in the reign of Charles X: "No dogs, no parrots, no phonograph allowed"!