Visit Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
CITY-LOCKER has grouped together all the essential points you need to know to visit the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussman located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
Located very close to the historic Opéra Garnier in Paris, the famous institution on Boulevard Haussmann is a flagship destination in the capital, both for Ile-de-France residents and for people passing through. Are you planning to go to the Galeries Lafayette very soon ? Find out how to make this visit as pleasant as possible!
Address : 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
The essential things to know about Galeries Lafayette
A little history
If the Galeries Lafayette brand was born in 1900, it was not until 1908 that its first store opened on Boulevard Haussman. At that time, it already consisted of 96 departments stocked mainly with fashion items, before gradually seeing its offering diversified.
Second important stage in the development of the brand: another store, dedicated to men's fashion, was opened in 1969 on the other side of rue Mogador. Among the other major dates which have marked the history of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, we are thinking of the opening in 2009 of a sales area dedicated to women's shoes, making that year, trade the second largest shoe store in the world.
The notable figures
- The brand with the current name was inaugurated in 1912
- 37 million visitors per year on average come to the store
- The large and superb dome was renovated between 2019 and 2021
- The sales area of Galeries Lafayette is more than 70,000 m2, which represents approximately 10 football fields
- In 2022, the store's turnover passed the symbolic billion euro mark again, this had not happened since 2019, the period before the health crisis linked to COVID
The brands and brands present at Galeries Lafayette
This vast store located in the 9th arrondissement has the particularity of being spread over 3 separate buildings today, housing each of the departments where we find many French and international brands.
While the table below is not intended to be exhaustive, it gives you an idea of the offers available at these addresses.
|Main Store (Dome)
|Clothing and shoes
|Balzac, Bulgari, The Kooples, Timberland, IKKS, Levi’s, Nike, Dior, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent
|Clothing and shoes
|Schott, Zadig et Voltaire, Vilebrequin, North Sails, Berluti, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Celine
|Skims, Jolies mômes, Louise Misha, Eres
|K-Beauty, Ouai, Lancôme, Color Wow, Virtue, Nars Cosmetics
|Leather goods and accessories
|Topology, Sunglass Hut, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Dalmore
|Swarovski, Longines, Djula, Omega, Vanrycke, Mauboussin, Cartier, De Beers, Buccellati, Rolex, Breitling
|Fauré Le Page, Jil Sander, Delvaux, Moynat, Jil Sander, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, L'Occitane en Provence, Playmobil, Petit Bateau
|Alexandrom, Horace, Givenchy
|Home and Gourmet
|Design and decoration
|Villeroy and Boch, Tokyo Design, Tommy Hilfiger
|Alessi, Baccarat, Guy Degrenne, Puiforcat, Maison Vessel
|Descamps, Yves Delorme, Anne de Solène
|Food (Le Gourmet)
|Product categories: fruits and vegetables, oenology, chocolate, spices, etc.
Other centers of interest at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Are you feeling a little peckish before getting back on the train? Or do you have a huge appetite and want to take advantage of it to discover new flavors? Head to the restaurant areas in the department store. Asian specialties (Pierre Sang Express, Panasia…), Mediterranean cuisine (Mavrommatis, Créatures…), French gastronomy (Café custom, Le Bourdonnec…) : you are spoiled for choice!
Many visitors stop at the Galeries not with the aim of window shopping, but above all to escape to its incredible terrace nestled on the 8th floor. It’s a wonderful opportunity to sip a cocktail while contemplating the great Parisian monuments.
We can also see a large and beautiful bookstore on the 6th floor of the Galeries Lafayette Haussman. In this place which offers a sumptuous 360° view of the capital, you are likely to buy all kinds of books and read for as long as you want.
Le Printemps Haussman: the other shopping temple in the neighborhood
Also spread over 3 buildings, it is the other shopping temple near Gare Saint-Lazare : the Printemps Haussman. If you haven't found the ready-to-wear item at its big competitor on the same boulevard, this may be where you'll win, especially if you're targeting high-end products!
Like the Galeries Lafayette, they sell clothes, leather goods, accessories, cosmetics, decorative objects, etc. during the week and at the weekend.
Attend an opera
Not far from the iconic Galleries and Printemps Haussman stands a monument in which so many exceptional artists perform every year. We are referring to the Palais Garnier where the Paris Opera resides, in the same way as the Palais de Bastille. Also called Opéra Garnier, it is simply located on the Place de l’Opéra, opposite the metro of the same name.
Go to the theater
Just 500 meters from the iconic brand, we find the very popular Edouard VII theater (10, place Édouard-VII). In this room inaugurated only a year after the Galeries Lafayette, you will have the opportunity to attend revisited comedies but also new pieces from the contemporary repertoire. Listed as a Historic Monument of France, the Mogador theater can accommodate more than 1,600 people at each performance. During the week and at the weekend, you have the opportunity to discover various shows, including musicals, depending on the programming.
Discover the famous wax figures of the Grévin Museum
After leaving the luggage storage in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, we invite you to take a trip to the Grévin Museum (10, boulevard Montmartre). It houses around 250 wax reproductions of famous people, each more faithful than the last. Among those who can be admired, there are historic French men and women, contemporary French stars as well as icons from the four corners of the globe such as Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela, Pelé, Madonna...</p >
A virtual tour of Paris with FlyView
With FlyView (30, rue du 4 septembre), you experience a truly exceptional virtual reality experience by putting on a simple headset. Pont de l'Alma, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame, you fly over all the monuments that make the capital famous. Note that the minimum size required is 1.20 minimum.
Amenities around Galeries Lafayette
- Transport solutions nearby (RER A Station Auber, Metro Chaussée d’Antin)
- Car rental - Europcar (Gare Saint-Lazare at 13, rue d’Amsterdam)
- La Poste (7, boulevard Haussmann)
- Computer repair - 3D Informatique (92, rue Lafayette)
- Self-service furniture storage - Lockall Paris 8 (190, boulevard Haussmann)
Where to leave your luggage?
If you do not live permanently in the City of Lights, you have the possibility of leave your luggage near Galeries Lafayette. Indeed, a luggage storage service is located very close to this Parisian department store. Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., it gives you the opportunity to store your belongings for the necessary time and allow you to shop or engage in other activities much more freely.
Luggage lockers less than 10 minutes away on foot
From clothes to electronic devices including your personal and professional documents, you can drop off all your luggage there with complete peace of mind, including any valuable belongings, since the premises are perfectly secure.
These luggage lockers close to the Opéra metro station (9 minutes on foot precisely) also have the advantage of being reservable online well before your stay in Paris.
And if you use a locker for several days, you benefit from a decreasing rate.