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Galeries Lafayette

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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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Mon - Wed 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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A nice place to shop

This is a huge, fabulous department store. Just fun to be in. It has both high end boutiques like Gucci, Prada, etc as well as a store brand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rest of the building is your average expensive, high-end department store found all over the world. The views from the top floor are unforgettable, with the Eiffel Tower standing proudly in the distance and the Opera Garnier directly opposite the store. It is worth a quick visit.

Thank geographyguy_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a huge, fabulous department store. Just fun to be in. It has both high end boutiques like Gucci, Prada, etc as well as a store brand.

Thank Sue T
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lafayette is a symbol of French luxury shopping. One of the world’s well known department stores. It is closed to the Opéra. My favorite place is rooftop. I was enjoying of the views of Paris. Also I had a lunch on it! You can bring baguette or sandwich from outside. But there were various choices to buy foods in Lafayette.

Thank Olivia S W
Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful store with am amazing decorations and stores. We were there just before christmas and place looked like a fairy tale

Thank Giedre Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful shopping place but too many people sometime. Tax free for tourist. Beware of your belongings. I saw a robbery on the street and someone got injured while trying to get back the handbag!

Thank Eva W
Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start off by saying I am not a person who normally goes out of his way to go shopping. But I love the Galeries Lafayette for many reasons. Sure, you can see high end luxury items you might have to go to lots of other stores to see and here they are all in one place. Sure you... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are a fashionista or just want to view beautiful architecture, then a trip to the world famous Galeries Lafayette is an absolute must! From the floors of designer clothing and shoes to the beautiful cosmetics and jewelry department, you will be in awe of this incredibl department store. Be sure to take your time and see everything it... More 

Thank Stacy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in rush and just want to have one stop for shopping then maybe this is for you. But remember, you will have to fight with the crowd and the store hours. And make sure you have enough time for your tax refund processing. I prefer my own space so I usually head here early then St Honorè,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lots of branded items, many brands but maybe limited in variety and sizes. Wonderful staff and very helpful from purchase to tax refund. It could so with some spicing up of the decoration, but still keep the grandness. The main hall was amazing.

Thank Bricheun
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is the pinnacle of department stores - so many things including designer concessions, beautiful clothes, glorious cosmetics and perfumes and more budget priced gifts - like trays, glasses and bags. We loved the rooftop bar where we enjoyed drinks and fantastic views of the city. There was one oddity! There is a terrific glass dome with an atrium... More 

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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood 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, theaters, 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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