Luxury Art Nouveau and glass-domed warehouses
Galeries Lafayette is today a French chain of luxury department stores, the largest in Europe.
It started as a small fashion boutique founded by Théophile Bader and his cousin Albert Kahn and thanks to its success an entire building was later transformed into the Boulevard Haussmann , of art nouveau architecture , with a wonderful dome and a panoramic view of Paris that since then have turned it into a tourist attraction in the French capital.
Today the chain has several branches in Paris and other parts of the world, but the original store, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann , which is the one worth visiting for its beauty, is located at 40 Boulevard Haussmann, in the IXth arrondissement of Paris, 200 meters from the Opéra Garnier.
What’s in Galeries Lafayette
Its ten floors house a wide variety of products. As they define themselves, they are a “gallery of galleries”, a paradise for lovers of shopping and art.
If shopping is not part of your travel plan to Paris, you can visit the place just to see its exotic products (don’t miss the food department) its famous Christmas decoration or to delight yourself with the building and its dome , whose splendor attracts thousands of visitors a year.
If you are interested in buying fashion items from famous brands and designers, include this place to go shopping in Paris.
40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
From Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How to get
Metro: Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette station (lines 7 and 9)
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