Your Guide to the Galeries Lafayette

26 June 2014 Filed Under: Tips

The Galeries Lafayette is one of the most popular and chic shopping centers in Paris. With three separate buildings and 19 total floors, the Galeries offer a multitude of options for browsing, dining and of course, shopping. If you’re planning a trip to Paris in the near future, be sure to explore the Galeries Lafayette in person. This historic Parisian department store will awe even the most discerning of visitors!

About the Galeries Lafayette

The original store was built in 1895, and at the time, it was simply a small clothing store on Rue la Fayette. Ten years later, the company expanded, moving to the nearby Boulevard Haussmann. The Galeries Lafayette is still housed there today, and now includes three buildings. The buildings are divided into women and children’s fashions in the Lafayette Coupole, menswear in Lafayette Homme and home goods in Lafayette Maison.

The Coupole boasts a beautiful Art Nouveau steel and glass dome that can be seen from across the city. Inside, you’ll find women’s designer collections, children’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, music, electronics, cosmetics and more. The Coupole also features 11 restaurants, cafes, bakeries and even an ice cream parlor. In addition, The Coupole hosts a weekly fashion show at 3 p.m. every Friday.

Lafayette Homme, which connects to the Coupole via passageways on the second and third floors, offers the latest in men’s apparel and accessories. The building also hosts a high end grocery called Lafayette Gourmet. Next door to Lafayette Homme is Lafayette Maison, the Galeries’ home goods store, which specializes in fine linens, furnishings and kitchen supplies. Altogether, the Galeries Lafayette and its three buildings offer up more than 750,000 square feet of shopping and dining.

Stay Near the Galeries Lafayette

Are you looking for a hotel near the Galeries Lafayette on your upcoming trip to Paris? Then consider staying at the Hotel Astor Saint Honoré. With beautiful, turn-of-the-century architecture, affordable rates and a convenient location, you won’t find a better room in the city.

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