Galeries Lafayette - Paris Haussmann

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  • Updated on

    16/03/2017

  • Destination

    Paris

A magnificent monument

The history of Galeries Lafayette goes back to the 19th century. A stone’s throw from Opera and Grands Boulevards, at the heart of Paris, it is ideally located. Neo-Byzantine stained-glass windows, a staircase inspired by the Paris Opera, Art Nouveau ironwork and decorations... Here you will find 65,000 m2 dedicated to promoting designers and the French way of life. The most iconic part of the building remains the dome in superb Art Nouveau stained glass, which is sure to catch your eye.

Take a free tour to learn more about this building that has more than 100 years of history. For 45 minutes you will be transported to a different era and plunged into the heart of one of the most iconic places of Parisian fashion. Free, by reservation, groups of 10 to 20 people.

THE place to shop!

As far as shopping is concerned, more than 3,500 brands from the four corners of the Earth are waiting for you, from affordable to luxury. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for and more. Chanel, Chloé, Burberry, Dior, Guerlain, Zadig & Voltaire, as well as Etam, Zara, etc. And of course, Galeries Lafayette’s own brands! You’ll find everything from clothes to toys, cosmetics, table art, leather goods, tea, coffee and sweet treats to nibble on.

On the 6th floor under the dome, you’ll find a reader’s paradise: a quiet bookshop lit by the cupola with a calm reading corner. 

On offer

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann offers a multitude of services, each one better than the last. To start with, there is an easy-to-find welcome point with multilingual hosts, maps of the store and, even more high-tech, a free app.

You can pamper yourself in between fittings in the hair and beauty salons. There is a cobbler, watchmaker and baby-changing facilities to make things easier for the whole family. You can also have your new clothes altered or make use of the Groom Box laundry service. And of course, there are wedding registries and travel services too!

The services that I love the most, however, are those where I can be treated like a princess during a break from shopping. Personalised VIP services, an apartment that includes many sitting rooms and especially a terrace with a sublime view of Paris where you can make use of a personal stylist... And the creme de la creme: a personal shopper to shop with you, give you advice and help you find the perfect piece just for you. 

Snack time

There are more than 20 restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. A salad bar? A traditional cafe? A champagne bar on the terrace? Burgers? Asian restaurants? No, you’re not dreaming. You can find it all here.

Good news: It’s open on Sundays!

Since January 2017, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is open 7 days a week, including Sundays! There’s no need to rush in after work. You can take your time and shop on Sundays from 11am to 7pm.

An extra treat. Every restaurant in the building offers brunch. How better to start your shopping experience than with a delicious mid-morning meal? Also available are games, sporting activities and children’s workshops.

Not just shopping!

Throughout the year, Galeries Lafayette goes the extra mile for your pleasure. Aside from the magnificent location and the top-quality items for sale, there are also events that make your shopping experience unique. At Easter and in the summer, a variety of activities and exclusives are on offer such as Easter eggs by chocolatier Alain Ducasse. At Christmas time, the place becomes a fairyland with beautifully decorated windows and a giant Christmas tree. It is simply magical. Various sports classes are also available on Sundays including dance, Swedish gym and detox yoga among others.

As for culture, the Galerie des Galeries on the 1st floor of the building offers 4 exhibitions per year showcasing French and international design. If you go to men’s wear, an immense work of art by Xavier Veilhan is lit up to welcome you called, “Light Machine”.

Practical information

Galeries Lafayette - Paris Haussmann
40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
+33 01 42 82 36 40

Open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 8:30pm and Sunday from 11am to 7pm (except 25th December and 1st January)

 

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