Galeries Lafayette is one of the most popular, chic and distinguished shopping centres in Paris.
You can browse this temple to consumerism under a stunning 100 year-old steel and glass Coupole.
The Galeries Lafayette offers its visitors a splendid glass Coupole, rising to a height of 43 meters, which can be seen from across the city.
This majestic Art Nouveau steel and glass Coupole became the iconic symbol of the mall
And when is the biggest, best time for shopping? Christmas of course and this mecca to all things shiny does not disappoint.
Galeries Lafayette has a suspended Christmas tree every year, the first of which was hung from the dome in 1976. It’s a gorgeous spectacle to behold!
The department store has been open since 1912 . The architect Georges Chedanne to head up the first major renovations which were completed in 1907.
Ferdinand Chanut, Georges Chedanne’s apprentice, designed the store’s stunning 43-meter high Neo Byzantine dome.
In 1932, the store was renovated with an Art Déco style by an architect named Pierre Patou.
It’s well worth a tour around to just soak in the glorious, shiny magnificence of its xmas spectacle.