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Guided Historical Tour of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

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Enjoy a morning discovering Paris’ famous upmarket department store, Galeries Lafayette at the flagship Boulevard Haussman location. Meet your guide outside the famous Parisian store and get ready to learn about more than 120 years of fashion history in one of Paris’ most iconic buildings. Opened in 1894, you’ll see the changing years reflected in the building’s architecture: Haussmann, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the drugstore design of the 1960s, and the neo-byzantine dome taking pride of place in the heart of this unique property. Stroll the aisles of the store before ascending in the staff private elevators up to the terrace where Jules Védrines landed his plane in 1919, and to take in the panoramic views across Paris. Your guide will tell you more about the founders of Galeries Lafayette, the history of the double-walled dome, insider secrets about the hidden messages in the great hall, as well as the architecture and special lighting that set off a magical atmosphere. End the tour admiring the remains of the staircase designed by Louis Majorelle, inspired by that of the Opéra Garnier, before you’re free to experience one of the many cafes and restaurants in Galeries Lafayette or indulge in some retail therapy.

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  • Visit the famous Parisian department store, an iconic monument in the French capital
  • Learn about the rich history and architecture of Galeries Lafayette, opened in 1894
  • Admire the neo-byzantine dome at the heart of this theater of fashion
  • Take the staff private elevators to the panoramic terrace for spectacular views across Paris


  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide

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Meet up time: 10:50am Meet up location: On the ground floor of the main store of Galeries Lafayette, between the stands Dior and Fendi (entrance side Boulevard Haussmann). the meetup location is marked with a blue cross How to get there: Take metro line 7 or 9 to "Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette" station, walk for 1 minute


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