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“A very busy and messy department store”
Review of Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette
Ranked #56 of 223 things to do in Nice
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Owner description: The red-ochre facade with its blue-green shutters and Turin-style arcades of the Galeries Lafayette Nice Massena are a striking sight. Second store for international customer after Paris, open in 1916, while confirming the heritage of Baron Haussmann, offers a total of 13,000m2 on 6 levels with a new design for displaying famous brands, for some, they are sole distributor; 600 brands in all, represented in a broad range of items. For a coffee break or a convivial lunch, on the 4th floor, 'La Table' provides a breathtaking view on Place Massena and the Mediterranean sea. And a brand new Luxury departement located on the ground floor with worlwide famous brand like Gucci, Bottega Venetta, St Laurent, Balenciaga, Chloe, Valentino that you will only find in the Galeries Lafayette in Nice.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Not sure if it is because of holiday or a weekend, the store was very busy and messy. Their prices are somewhat cheaper than in Paris, but the selection of brands are still good.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Galeries Lafayette is a landmark store in Paris and has branches elsewhere in France and fits well in the historic Massena setting in Nice.

As a department store is caters for all ranges with a particular appeal for high end names and prices. There is an interesting gourmet section in the bottom floor.

4  Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

Well, french great fashion in the middle of the splendid brand new Place Massena, great store, not very pleasant staff but great great store. (Try also the gourmet food supermarket downstairs, just amazing) and Hediard restaurant, cheap, good and great view on the 4 or 5th floor.

4  Thank manunice06
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Reviewed October 28, 2008

I was expecting great things from this store and was sadly disappointed. The staff are rather offhand and some are positively rude. I actually cut my foot on a dropped jar of jam that was just lying on the floor in pieces and I limped to the cashier's desk to seek some first aid, spurting blood everywhere as I went. She insisted on finishing serving a customer first and then took ages to decide who to ring to sort me out. I could have bled to death for all she cared. The final straw was when I was trundled off to the bowels of the store by a young boy who presumably knew about first aid and she called me back because I had some chocolate in my hand I had forgotten to pay for (not surprising given that I was in shock!) Health and Safety appears to be non-existent in this store.

6  Thank scentsitive
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Reviewed April 8, 2007

It's a department store...nothing too exciting. Seems to always have someone staring at you making sure you aren't stealing or handling the items incorrectly.

5  Thank jppalooza
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