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Galeries Lafayette

#53 of 1,099 things to do in Paris
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Opera / Bourse
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Address: 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 42 82 36 40
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Today
09:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Visitors to this massive department store can find brand-name items of...

Visitors to this massive department store can find brand-name items of nearly every variety.

Please note that Galeries Lafayette Haussmann will be exceptionally closed for the holidays on Sunday the 25th and Saturday the 31st of December.

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Great place to take your girlfriend / wife

This shopping mall is huge and is like heaven for women into fashion. My girlfriend loved it here so much and wanted to buy everything. (Glad she didn't though.. ;)) If you have... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This shopping mall is huge and is like heaven for women into fashion. My girlfriend loved it here so much and wanted to buy everything. (Glad she didn't though.. ;)) If you have the time to spare to make your girl happy this is a great place to visit on your trip.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you don't like to shop, go for the rooftop view! It's free and not too crowded. I did some browsing and found there to be a mix of worldwide brands (Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren) along with some European labels and the stores own brand. Overall, I got the impression that it skews toward more luxurious items, but there... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an absolutely fab place for anyone to visit. the atmosphere let alone the choice for shop are second to none and there is no way you cannot find what you are looking for. the variety of restaurants and places to shop it would take a month to go round. there is 3 buildings housing the whole experience and takes a... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In every big city must be a huge shopping centre like that. Is the same in London with Harrods or Milan with La Rinascente. Shopping malls where you can find everything for clothes and accessories but also about design and gourmet. In that place i really loved the terrace in the last floor and the 6th floor with the gift... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the 7th floor is truly magnificent over the rooftops of central Paris and additionally it is free! There is a small champagne bar on the roof. Apart from the view the inside of the building is a great sight with the spectacular centrepiece dome of stained glass and breathtaking balconies. The store is crowded but worth the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Paris for the past 13 years and used to go here a lot with my mother and family. Galeries Lafayette is certainly very iconic, but it has gotten too iconic. I'm an Indonesian-born French citizen, I know how we Indonesians can get when shopping. It wasn't a surprise to find so many Indonesian people roaming the... More 

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Galeries L, Community Manager at Galeries Lafayette, responded to this review

Hi Gigi, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit. We're sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I will share your remarks with our sales floor team to see how we can improve and make better serve you for the next time. Kind regards, Katelyn More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Galeries Lafayette has excellent customer service and a very wide variety of everything from designer luxury brands to lower priced affordable items. The main building has a gorgeous glass dome. There is a section upstairs where you can find clever Paris souvenirs nicer than the junk in tourist shops. I also love visiting the home/gourmet building, where you can buy... More 

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Galeries L, Community Manager at Galeries Lafayette, responded to this review

Hi traveltech, Thanks for sharing your review about your visit! It's always a pleasure to hear when guests have a memorable experience. We just expanded our souvenir section and moved it to the entry level floor, with an even larger selection of gourmet treats, shirts, bags & more. We hope you'll be in Paris again soon, we'd love to welcome... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful shopping centre and the architecture is stunning. However the prices are higher than normal high street brands. Its a luxury place for shopping if u can afford it. Otherwise u can enjoy the atmosphere and the beautiful architecture.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth seeing. Very large retail store covering three contiguous blocks. This is a store to rival Harrods in every was although the atrium is far more impressive than it's London rival. Very crowded. Near several Metros at Opera. You won't be disappointed I guarantee.

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Thank Shane H
Galeries L, Community Manager at Galeries Lafayette, responded to this review

Hi Shane, Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit. We're very proud of the history and stunning backdrop that the 1912 dome provides for your shopping, we hope you'll be back soon! Kind regards, Katelyn More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, very different mall. One of the best views of Paris is seen from roof terrace. It's free and no lines!!

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The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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