Galeries Lafayette Guided Tour

The company founded in Paris in December 1893 is today both an iconic monument of the capital, with a world-wide reputation and welcoming more than 100,000 visitors per day over an area of 70,000 square meters. Follow your guide behind the scenes!

Child condition: 5 to 18 years inclusive (this tour is not suitable for children under 5 years).

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£ 12.15

Founded 30 to 40 years after its competitors, the modest 70 square meter shop opened in 1894 is today a very popular go-to place in Paris numbering 100,000 visitors a day.

The store is expanding rapidly. Several styles follow on the facade: Haussmann, Art Nouveau, Art Deco to the drugstore spirit of the 1960s.

This guided tour will invite you to stroll through the alleys of the Galeries Lafayette and discover its architectural treasures from the ground floor to the panoramic terrace.

You will understand how the founders of the department store invented an architecture adapted to the needs of commerce.

Your guide will reveal the history of the magisterial dome and then you will use the elevators reserved for the staff to access the top floor and admire the superb view from the terrace, a place conducive to anecdotes.

Your visit will continue around the 'double envelope of the dome', behind the decor of this metallic architecture, ending on the 1st floor where you will admire a vestige of the Majorelle staircase, which stood in the heart of the store until 1974.

Departure at 11am every Monday and Saturday from the Galeries Lafayette department store - nearest metro station: Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette.

Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The tour ends on the 1st floor of the department store.

Useful information

- For security reasons, this tour is not available for children below 5 years of age.
- Vigipirate: Time for the security check during the tour is included in the visit time.
- No visitors’ cloakroom.

NBThis tour is on request, so once we receive your chosen date and time, we will check availability and then call you in order to confirm the booking and take payment. You will then be sent a voucher by email with your tour reservation number. All required information will be clearly indicated on the voucher.

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Galeries Lafayette Guided Tour

Galeries Lafayette Guided Tour

The company founded in Paris in December 1893 is today both an iconic monument of the capital, with a world-wide reputation and welcoming more than 100,000 visitors per day over an area of 70,000 square meters. Follow your guide behind the scenes!

Child condition: 5 to 18 years inclusive (this tour is not suitable for children under 5 years).

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