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Gallery Lafayette Haussmann

Local name: Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Galeria Lafayette is the most famous shopping mall in Paris. It also has branches in Berlin and New York. Opened at the end of the 19th century, it serves today around 100,000 people a day. The ten-story department store hosts the most famous brands in the world. It is also a big tourist attraction. His building covered with a magnificent, Art Nouveau, glass dome is also a good vantage point for Paris.

The beginnings of the gallery are associated with the creation of haberdashery Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn. In time, they bought neighboring tenement houses at Lafayettei Haussmann Boulevard and connected them with a dome. The glass surface based on a metal skeleton is decorated with stained glass panes and intricate ornaments. The next floors of the gallery look like theater lodges climbing high up. There is an observation deck on the roof, from which you can admire the Opera Garnier, among others.

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