Guided Historical Tour of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann


Experience over 120 years of history at the iconic Parisian department store

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  • 1 Hrs 10 Min Duration
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  • Visit the famous Parisian department store, an iconic monument in the French capital
  • Learn about the rich history and architecture of Galeries Lafayette, opened in 1894
  • Admire the neo-byzantine dome at the heart of this theater of fashion
  • Take the staff private elevators to the panoramic terrace for spectacular views across Paris
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  • Agatha 25 Nov 2017
    Very nice deal! our guide is very friendly, will recommend.

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Enjoy a morning discovering Paris' famous upmarket department store, Galeries Lafayette at the flagship Boulevard Haussman location. Meet your guide outside the famous Parisian store and get ready to learn about more than 120 years of fashion history in one of Paris' most iconic buildings. Opened in 1894, you'll see the changing years reflected in the building's architecture: Haussmann, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the drugstore design of the 1960s, and the neo-byzantine dome taking pride of place in the heart of this unique property. Stroll the aisles of the store before ascending in the staff private elevators up to the terrace where Jules Védrines landed his plane in 1919, and to take in the panoramic views across Paris. Your guide will tell you more about the founders of Galeries Lafayette, the history of the double-walled dome, insider secrets about the hidden messages in the great hall, as well as the architecture and special lighting that set off a magical atmosphere. End the tour admiring the remains of the staircase designed by Louis Majorelle, inspired by that of the Opéra Garnier, before you're free to experience one of the many cafes and restaurants in Galeries Lafayette or indulge in some retail therapy.

galeries lafayette tour
Embark on a fascinating guided tour of Galeries Lafayette, France's famous upmarket department store
galeries lafayette history
Learn about the history of this iconic Parisian department store, opened in 1894
galeries lafayette dome
Look up in awe at the spectacular dome in Galeries Lafayette, the heart of this theater of fashion
galeries lafayette architecture
Find out more about the architecture of this beautiful building with influences from Art Deco, Art Nouveau and more
galeries lafayette rooftop
Take the staff elevator up to the rooftop for panoramic views across Paris - you can even see the Eiffel Tower!
gallery lafayette view
Your informative guide will show you the stone commemorating Jules Védrines who landed his plane on the rooftop in 1919 to win a 25,000 franc prize
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  • 10:50am meet your guide
  • 11:00am Galeries Lafayette guided tour
  • 12:10pm end of tour
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Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 5-18
  • The tour is not available for children aged 0-4
  • This tour operates every Monday and Saturday at 11:00am, please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance
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  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity

Meet Up Details:

  • Meet up time: 10:50am
  • Meet up location: On the ground floor of the main store of Galeries Lafayette, between the stands Dior and Fendi (entrance side Boulevard Haussmann). Please refer to the map below for assistance - the meet up location is marked with a blue cross
  • How to get there: take metro line 7/ 9 to "Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette" station, walk for 1 minute

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  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (4) 4.5
  • Agatha 25 Nov 2017
    Very nice deal! our guide is very friendly, will recommend.
  • Hardy 7 Dec 2017
    Need to print out a voucher to attend, a little inconvenience, the roof of the scenery is good, it is worth to participate!
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  • Harley 5 Dec 2017
    Very unique department store, the style is very gorgeous, the wizard told us a lot about the shopping history, good travel
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  • Neal 9 Nov 2017
    The interior of the department store is very large and has a vaulted ceiling overlooking Paris.
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