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Galeries Lafayette, the first European deparment store

The Galeries Lafayette flagship store is located in the heart of Paris next to the Opera house. It is the largest and the most famous department store in France and has become a major tourist attraction due to its unique architecture and its prestigious selection of French and International fashion, beauty, accessories,gastronomy and home decoration.

About Galeries Lafyette

  • First European department store, founded in 1893
  • 3500 brands from affordable to the prestigious
  • Specific shopping offers & services dedicated for foreign tourists
  • Breathtaking views over Paris from the 7th floor terrace
  • Weekly fashion shows with online registration
  • Guided tours to discover the heritage of the famous building with a neo-byzantine dome
  • Wine tasting sessions, cooking classes, make-up workshops, fashion conferences and other activities for FIT and groups
  • Personalized services by a multilingual staff
  • Dedicated Concierge welcome & service desk for English speaking customers open 7 days a week
  • Digital campaigns with drive to store attractive offers
  • Special in-store events such as Christmas decorations & animations,sales, etc