Paris from Above: Galeries Lafayette

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Galeries Lafayette is a famous grand magasin (department store) of Paris, which has been open since 1912! The store is well known for carrying a wide variety of designer fashion for men and women. It’s also a luxury destination for beauty and homeware goods. What’s also special about Galeries Lafayette is that they have a Gourmet division to boot, which offers fine French foods and treats!

The store itself has been decorated and designed in the Art Deco style, which was popular in Paris during the 1920s! A truly stunning glass dome was installed and even today you can see this intricately designed roof for yourself.

Galeries Lafayette Glass Dome Paris
Galeries Lafayette Interior Paris

Galeries Lafayette Rooftop

Now, even if you’re not looking to go shopping, I highly recommend a visit to Galeries Lafayette to experience the magnificent views over Paris. The upper floors of the department store have several restaurants, bars and coffee shops where you can sip on something nice while taking in the southern views of Paris. If it’s a nice day, then you can go to the very top floor and see a magnificent view over Paris in the open air!

The department store roof offers views of Palais Garnier, La Madeleine, and even the Eiffel Tower!

Galeries Lafayette Paris Rooftop view of Palais Garnier

Galeries Lafayette Paris Rooftop view of Palais Garnier and Eiffel Tower

Galeries Lafayette Rooftop View of Eiffel Tower, Best Views in Paris!

Galeries Lafayette Rooftop View of Eiffel Tower, One of the best views in Paris!

Galeries Lafayette Rooftop View of Eiffel Tower, Panoramic View of Paris Rooftops!

View from Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Every year the department store is decorated for Christmas, making December a wonderful time to go. A large Christmas tree is suspended from the ceiling since the 1970s! You can reach Galeries Lafayette by metro, getting off at the Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette metro station stop.

The equally impressive department store Le Printemps is located just next door to Galeries Lafayette. There is somewhat of a rivalry between the two stores over which one has the best view! All the more reason to go and compare them for yourself!

Galeries Lafayette
40 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris

October 28, 2018
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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