European Heritage Days 2021 at Paris Galeries Lafayette

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h07 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h07
Is there anything better than Galeries Lafayette to embody Paris heritage? On the occasion of European Heritage Days 2021, this department store opens its doors for a visit mixing history, architecture and anecdotes.

Once again, Galeries Lafayette, the emblematic store of Boulevard Haussmann, opens its doors on European Heritage Days 2021.

On September 18, discover the story of Galeries Lafayette from its creation back in 1894 to nowadays. A fun and interactive tour takes you to the universe of Parisian department stores. Secrets of this emblematic monument are also revealed from the first floor to the panoramic terrace, including the cupola built in 1912... Secrets of this iconic Art Nouveau building will be revealed.

For the edition 2021, themed on "Heritage for all", visitors are able to disocver the story of this department store through iconic places and wings, from the creation of department stores to the evolution of Galeries Lafayette since 1894.

Come and admire the Cupola, recently renovated, the neo-Byzantine stained-glass windows, the Art Nouveau ornaments, and the multiple architectural styles: visitors are invited to enjoy a new look at the story of the Galeries Lafayette, as told by those who take part in the life of the Parisian department store.

Careful, note tours are free of charge - and 90-minute long - and only open upon booking (groups limited to 12 people).

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 18 September 2021
From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.



    40, boulevard Haussmann
    75009 Paris 9


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