Nicknamed the ‘Little India’ of Paris, the Brady Passage is an exotic invitation to discover the tastes and traditions of India.
India in the heart of Paris. The Brady Passage exudes exotic odours of spices that dance with the vibrant colours of the traditional Indian fashions. Restaurants, spice shops and barber shops line the narrow passage near the Gare de l'Est. In 1828, according to the shopkeeper M. Brady, this passage of 216 metres was touted to be the longest covered street in Paris. In 1973, M. Ponnoussamy opens the first Indian restaurant and soon after his countrymen follow. ‘Little India’ offers a selection of inexpensive restaurants to sample as well as an Indian grocery like no other. Marvel at the exotic fruits and vegetables with funny names and shapes, the fragrant bags of rice, oriental oils, teas, costumes, jewellery and original DVD’s straight from Bollywood.