Gallery Lafayette#20 of 40 places to visit in Paris
When you enter into a luxurious building, which is already over 200 years old, it seems that you get into another world. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Paris from all windows. And in the evening you can look at the starry sky through the glass dome. On holidays, the store is decorated with incredibly beautiful illuminations, and at Christmas, in the center of the store, the Christmas tree decorated with designers is installed. At this time of the year, the gallery becomes the shopping mecca, as it attracts a fabulous number of locals and travelers.
Photo: Gallery Lafayette inside, © Bill Clyne
France - the birthplace of many famous designers. Paris fashion represent the elegance of Chanel and the chic of Dior. Gallery Lafayette has gathered not only famous French brands, but also the most popular and fashion brands from around the world. Here you can buy everything: clothes, cosmetics, dishes, household products and even interior items.
Photo: Gallery Lafayette inside, © paoladance
This place can be visited not only for shopping, but also to see the exhibition of famous designers or fashion show for free. They are arranged from April to October every Friday at 15:00 am. Information about all the stores and events can be found on the official website.
Photo: Lafayette Gallery on Christmas, © parisadele
If you get hungry, you can go to one of the several restaurants located in Lafayette Gourmet - the gastronomic court of the gallery and enjoy the Parisian delicacies. Also there are a lot of snack bars, confectioneries and other cafes and restaurants.
The Gallery Lafayette is located opposite the Grand Opera on Boulevard Haussmann, 40. You can get here by metro - Lafayette and Havre stations or by bus: Nos. 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27 , 29, 32, 43, 53, 66, 68, 91, 94, 95.