Behind the Opera Garnier, La Fayette street begins with many expensive and not very boutiques.
Galeries Lafayette, sometimes spelled both Galeries Lafayette (incorrectly) and Galeries Lafayette (translation), is a French department store chain founded in 1893. In 2009, the chain’s turnover exceeded 1 billion euros. The owners are the Galeries Lafayette group of companies.
The gallery is especially beautiful for the New Year, Christmas days and holidays.
Gallery showcases are miniature displays with moving toys or objects. Crowds of “onlookers”, or rather “visitors”, slowly examining each showcase, step by step go around this entire shopping complex. Naturally, there are also a lot of tourists from Russia here – after all, it’s enough just to get around the Opera from the back to find yourself in this place.
The chain’s flagship is the Parisian analogue of GUM, a passage with a glass dome by Jacques Gruber and Art Nouveau decor, which was opened in 1912 in Paris, in a building on Boulevard Haussmann opposite the Grand Opera.
Interesting Tourist Facts.
There are also Galeries Lafayette in the Loire Valley, in the city of Nantes. It’s called the Galleries Lafayette-Nantes.
List of stores and opening hours:
Paris – Paris Haussmann open from 11.00 to 20.00
Bordeaux (Bordeaux) – from 11 to 19 hours
Biarritz from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dijon is open from 11.00 – 19.00
Marseille – “Marseille Bourse”, opening hours from 10.00 to 20.00
Nice – “Nice CAP3000”, opening hours 11-19
Nice – “Nice Masséna”, serving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Rosny – 10-20