When many people think of Galeries Lafayette, they immediately think about how it’s the greatest shopping experience in Paris. From its 10 glorious floors of brands, to it’s gorgeous to its historical dome. Galeries Lafayette has become one of Paris’s must see landmarks. Many people don’t know that Galeries Lafayette is much more than a shopping experience. Today I’m excited to break down for you all the wonderful things you can do and experience while at Galeries Lafayette.
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TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISTORICAL DOME
When you walk into Galeries Lafayette you are immediately blown away by the incredible architecture, historical dome, and rich history. Artist Georges Chedanne finished the historical dome in 1912. This 43M high neo-byzantine dome has become one of Galeries Lafayette unique features.
RESTAURANTS FOR EVERY TASTE
After a fun day of shopping, I always work up an appetite. Thankfully, Galeries Lafayette offers 20 different dining options to satisfy your taste. Stop for a quick snack break, or enjoy a full dining experience.
BEST FREE ROOFTOP VIEW
One of my most requested questions is: where can I get an amazing view of Paris? My answer is always the same, Galeries Lafayette rooftop view. I’ve been enjoying this view long before I ever moved to Paris. From the rooftop you can view the Eiffel Tower, the opera house, and many other historical landmarks.
The best part of Galeries Lafayette rooftop is there is no charge to go onto the rooftop. Plus they even have a restaurant and a bar on the rooftop in case you get hungry or thirsty!
GALERIES LAFAYETTE FOOD SHOP
Across the street from the main shopping building, Galeries Lafayette offers a gourmet food shopping experience. Experience 4 floors of food from around the world.
ONE OF A KIND SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Galeries Lafayette offers a one of a kind shopping experience you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world. They carry clothing that will fit any shopper’s budget, beauty products and jewelry galore, unique foods, and views that are unbelievable.
5 NEW ACTIVITIES GALERIES LAFAYETTE OFFERS
I recently blogged about the 5 newest activities Galeries Lafayette has to offer.
Learn all about wine and cheese, from Galeries Lafayette sommelier.
Discover how the French bake their famous macarons.
Learn the secrets of how the French apply their makeup in an hour and a half beauty class.
Sit front row at Galeries Lafayette own fashion show.
Discover the history of Galeries Lafayette in an hour tour.
I had the opportunity to experience all 5 activities and I definitely recommend if you’re in Paris to book an experience. You won’t be disappointed. To read more in detail about these activities click here.
UNIQUE SERVICES OFFERED BY GALERIES LAFAYETTE
Galeries Lafayette has a wide array of unique services you can’t find anywhere else in Paris. If you don’t speak English, or French don’t worry, Galeries Lafayette has a multilingual staff that can help you with your needs. Once you’re done with shopping feel free to take advantage of the hotel delivery service they have to offer. Galeries Lafayette even has suites and lounges that you can take advantage if you sign up for the VIP Experience. (More about the VIP Experience here).
EASY TO USE TAX REFUND SERVICES
One of the most complicated things about shopping in Paris is understanding how the tax refund works. Luckily for you I’ve outlined set by set on how the tax refund service works here. Galeries Lafayette has revolutionised the tax refund service by installing easy to use kiosks that walk you through the process. If you don’t want to use the kiosk, you can head over to the concierge service where they will be able to process your tax refund for you.
GALERIES LAFAYETTE PARIS HAUSSMANN:
Address · 40, Boulevard Haussmann 75009 PARIS
Store Hours · Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 8.30pm & Sundays from 11am to 7pm