Highlights

  • Guided tour of the Galeries Lafayette and numerous anecdotes

  • Superb view from the terrace on the last floor

  • The architecture and history of this unique site

Essential info*

Duration 1 hr 10 mins

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English
  • French

Starting time 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Take a guided tour of this must-see site in Paris, the Galeries Lafayette!

With a surface area of 70,000 m² , 100,000 visitors a day and 25 million visitors a year, this store originally opened with a modest 70 m² in 1894 before rapidly becoming the world famous mall that it is today.

During this hour long visit, visitors will learn about how quickly the store grew. The guide will explain abut how the founders of the store invented the style of architecture used so as to best fit their needs. They will also talk about the history of the magnificent cupola as well as take you up to the top floor in the private elevator. There visitors can enjoy the amazing panoramic view of Paris.

From there, the visit will continue on as visitors learn more about the cupola, which is 43 meters high and is in the Neo-byzantin style. Finally, end the visit on the first floor where visitors can see the remains of the Majorelle staircase, which was in the center of the store through 1974.

Take this unique tour tour to discover or rediscover the Galeries Lafayette!

Good to know

Availability: Saturday and Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)

Times:

  • French: 10am on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday
  • English: 11am on Sunday

Please note, the store does not allow suitcases

Location: Paris 9th arrondisment

This tour is accessible for those with reduced mobility; however, the terracce is not accessible for those with reduced mobility

Visitors should bring ID to enter the building

The time for baggage checks has been included in the visit

No coat check

 

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Guided 1 hour 10 minute tour of the Galeries Lafayette
  • Services of a guide

Not included

  • Transport
  • Tips
  • All other extras

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