The Department stores in Paris: Temples of Luxury Shopping in Paris

The major Paris department stores sprang up in the 19th century along with the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, and the covered passageways. They’re really the heart and soul of Paris. These temples of fashion and luxury shopping are more than one hundred years old. At that time, they revolutionized the retail trade. Galeries Lafayette, Le Printemps, BHV, Le Bon Marché…, they’ve turned into business giants and genuine tourist attractions.

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Galeries Lafayette Department Store
Galeries Lafayette Department Store in Paris

With its large dome, its spectacular architecture giving the store an impression of space and light, the Galeries Lafayette department store on Boulevard Haussmann has kept its original decor. Daily, 50,000 people visit the store to buy clothes, fashion products, decorative items, jewelry, luxury products and shopping at the delicatessen.

The main building (with the large dome) is home to women’s fashion (from casual to high-end clothing), jewelry and perfume. On the same side of the street, you’ll find Lafayette for men. Finally, on the other side of the street, Lafayette sells linen and you’ll also find the Lafayette Gourmet delicatessen there.


  • Galeries Lafayette – 40 Boulevard Haussmann – 75007 Paris
  • The House of Galeries Lafayette – 35 Boulevard Haussmann – 75007 Paris
  • Galeries Lafayette for Men – 48 Boulevard Haussmann – 75007 Paris

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9:30am to 8:30pm (until 8:45pm on Thursdays and Saturdays)
  • Sundays: 11:00am to 7:00pm


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