Department stores hotels Paris : a combination of words guaranteed to quicken the pulse of anyone who loves to indulge in a little retail therapy. Paris is, of course, world famous for the first class shopping experiences the city offers. Of particular note are the Grand Magasins, or department stores. The Haussmann-Saint Lazare-Opera district is a major commercial hub, which boasts the capital's foremost department stores, and the Hotel Opera Lafayette is a mere fifteen minutes walk away from the heart of the retail action.
Located on the Boulevard Haussmann, within a stone's throw of each other, are two department stores which are not only world famous, but are also stunning examples of art and architecture.
Galeries Lafayette is the fashion capital of Paris. This upmarket store, founded in 1912, presents the latest cutting edge fashions, menswear, children's clothing and also household products. Some 75,000 brand names are on offer in this stunning example of Belle Epoque architecture crowned by an exquisite glass and steel dome. You could easily spend a full day exploring this sprawling emporium, which also houses a gourmet food market.
Just along the road is Printemps, where everything must be new, fresh and lovely, as declared by the founder Jules Jalozot. This is why he named it 'Spring'. Printemps, founded in 1865, is now a historical monument; an Art Deco Mecca of leading fashion brands, couturier collections, tableware, lingerie, jewellery and perfume, among many other items housed beneath a magnificent cupola. While in the vicinity you will also want to check out the exquisite shops on the Rue Scribe, and visit the brand new shopping centre at the Saint Lazare train station. Happy shopping!
Our stylish and elegant hotel will be an oasis of calm to welcome you back from the hectic activity of your shopping expeditions. Here you will be able to relax and let our attentive staff see to your needs.