While enjoying a stay at the Hotel Daunou Opera you’ll have ample opportunity to explore the retail heaven that is the Galeries Lafayette department store, situated on the Boulevard Haussmann. Our hotel occupies a prestigious nearby location between the Opéra and Place Vendôme. Renowned for its comfort, tranquillity and welcomingly cosy atmosphere, the Hotel Daunou Opera offers convenient access (800m) to a particular sanctuary of the Parisian way of life. A shopping paradise that covers an area of 70,000 m2 spread over 3 buildings, Galeries Lafayette is a Parisian institution that constantly reinvents itself to offer the latest trends in women's and men's fashion, household goods, tableware, perfumes, cosmetics, travel accessories and much more.
A look at fashion today and tomorrow
Galeries Lafayette is a temple of fashion and good taste, offering a unique shopping experience with the hot trends of the season notably prominent in the mix. For well over a century this iconic place has exuded a lively, varied and multifaceted image and today boasts more than 350 brands, with about half originating from around the world. The continuously updated collections offer the best of French and international creativity. Lovers of luxury couture and designer pieces find their heart’s desire on the 1st floor in the midst of a privileged space of 2000 m2 dedicated to the most famous chic labels and avant-garde creations. Female and male fashion, beauty products, lingerie, shoes and accessories are all displayed in magnificent abundance and supreme good taste all the way to the 4th floor, with the 5th being reserved for everything related to children from 0-12 years. Clothing, toys, childcare: it’s all here in a space of 5000 m2. The ground floor of Galeries Lafayette is the largest European area dedicated to footwear. This especially delights the French, as we are the European defending champions when it comes to the number of pairs of shoes purchased every year.
An evolving space dedicated to décor and the art of living
For those in search of an unusual decorative item, the Galeries Layette has set the bar very high, indeed. The brand offers the Lafayette Maison department, bringing together the art of gastronomy and the art of interior design under one roof. This place is the very embodiment of the celebration of the good life!
More reasons to visit Galeries Lafayette
Since the store’s creation, Galeries Lafayette has paid special attention to image, appearance and ambience, always seeking to create a warm atmosphere so that shoppers feel welcome and happy. The store’s year is marked by numerous events culminating in December with a huge tree set up in the centre of the main store and fabulous scenes in all the display windows.
And because all that retail therapy will give you an appetite, Galeries Lafayette also have a couple of fine restaurants and a superb delicatessen (Lafayette Gourmet) featuring a multitude of flavours from around the world.
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