"Galeries Lafayette" Galeries Lafayette Tip by tiabunna

Galeries Lafayette, Paris: 20 reviews and 34 photos

  Atrium and dome, Galeries Lafayette (pic expands)
by tiabunna

Slowly but surely, my work for this VT page (oh the sacrifices, would I ever admit I was enjoying myself?) meant that I filled my collection of camera cards and the time came to buy another. I headed for the nearest large store, the Galeries Lafayette, and the price I paid seemed very reasonable compared to prices at home. Finding the photographic department took some effort (from memory on the 7th floor) and I had to ask directions from several helpful staff members.

What impressed me most, however, was the building. I have since read that it is heritage listed, but the large atrium through the centre of it, surmounted by a glass and steel dome, is quite stunning. That?s it in the photo. It apparently dates from 1912, as does an Art Nouveau staircase.

Address: 40 Bvde Haussmann, 9th Arr.
Directions: Just behind the Opéra Garnier.

Métro Havre-Caumartin or Métro Opéra

Phone: 01 45 96 69 63
Website: http://www.galerieslafayette.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 22, 2006
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