The Passage du grand cerf is a covered alley where you can let your steps wander without any specific direction and enjoy the originality of the place and the shops around. This is one of the highest covered alleys of Paris with almost 12-meter-high ceilings made out of forged iron and glass.
This characteristic gives the place a special light, even on the not-so-sunny days, which makes it a very nice place to visit. The alley has different artisan shops where you can find jewelery, furniture or design items. Also, there are some special shops where you can buy wool for the special knitting you were always planning to do, or to buy some Indian-made artifacts to decorate your living room at Rickshaw (check out my article), or even second-hand books or records in popup stalls installed by the local neighbours of the area.
I did not know this place until recently, but coming here has since become one of my favourite activities to get away from the nice but busy touristic area of Rue Montorgueil and its cafes.