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Galeries Lafayette

40, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
33 1 42 82 34 56
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Type: Department Stores, Shops
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Visitors to this massive department store can find brand-name items of nearly every variety.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Store promised free glass of champagne, discounts, etc. in the end it was a disappointment, the crowds were awful, the staff helpful, not likely to go again. Instead of champagne we got a discount card - everyone gets a discount card, told to look for the red dots (like a spot the ball competition) but not on "branded" goods; they're... More

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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Galeries Lafayette has a fabulous view from the roof top. It is easily accessible by taking the main escalators. There is a cafe on the top with limited seating capacity. Did I mention the view already? Oh yes, you can also do some shopping with literally unforgettable prices.

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Perth, Australia
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64 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Very, very expensive clothes with all the brand names represented. Worthwhile having a look just to see how the other half live. And there were certainly people buying although there were lots of tourists like us who were just sticky-beaking. The building itself is wonderful especially the centre area with its large domed ceiling. A wow moment. And take the... More

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Paris, France
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235 reviews 235 reviews
88 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A weekly visit to Galerie Lafayette's grocery and specialty food store is what makes the week special for a foodie whether living in or visiting Paris. Just to browse and pick up new or different items that make ordinary food special, is a bit like Xmas year around. In September 2014 Galerie Lafayette's food and grocery moved, across the street... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

As already said & written, it is definitely a shopping temple for affordable shoppers. It is a must visit to get impressed of the amazing interior, from top to bottom, man's Women's and home store. visit the roof top, one of the best view points in Paris. Home store, on the other side of the road, contains verity of food... More

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104 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This very large enclosed shopping mall is one of the finest in Europe. Its magnificent stained glass ceiling dome is worth a visit in itself. Also there is a lovely view of Paris from its roof deck. And of course the shopping really is second to none. Lots of choices, but certainly not inexpensive.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a museum! :) The building is no less impressive than any real museum or palace; As you walk from store to store, your head keeps upwards anyway, as the beauty around and from the top of the building is trully more impressive than the merchandise in the stores :) (This is just my opinion, but something tells it... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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427 helpful votes 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

If you have time to visit just one Paris store, consider making it Galeries Lafayette. This iconic department store showcases designer and contemporary fashion for men and women; offers a gourmet market that covers an entire floor; features a magnificent Belle Epoch stained glass dome; holds more than 12,000 designer shoes on the basement level; and sells much, much more.... More

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United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The perfumery at Galeries Lafayette is one of my first ports of call when I hit Paris. It's a delicious place. I usually buy a bottle of Eau de Rochas - because I can't get it in the UK (no, not even Selfridges). I love the way the assistant always pops a few free samples of other lovely scents into... More

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Niteroi, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The place is gorgeous, great for shopping and they have a Angelina Cafe over there too. They have more expensive brands but you can find a H&M there aswell.

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