Whoever said Galeries Lafayette was just about fashion? There’s plenty more than just getting dressed up at 40 Boulevard Haussmann. Did you know that it is home to one of the best rooftops in Paris? Perched on the 7th floor of La Coupole, this breathtaking view delights even the most hard-to-please Parisians. An enormous 1500 square metre terrace makes it the perfect spot to take in the City of Light from high above. But where the Galeries really delivers is with the stunning range of activities, each one more authentically French than the last.
Kicking off with an amazing masterclass on the 3rd floor of the building, in the uber-luxe ‘L’Appartement Lafayette’. There wine and cheese evening teaches visitors how to pair the two French staples and wow dinner party guests. The two-hour session is with an experienced oenologist and covers all the flavour bases, demonstrating how to make the most of the country’s world-famous gastronomy. Bon appetit!
We can’t really talk about Galeries Lafayette (or Paris) without including fashion. Which is why every Friday at 3pm and on Saturdays at 11am (7 July-31 August), you can take in the latest haute couture trends with a catwalk show. Fashionistas, this is your ideal afternoon.
If architecture’s more your thing, an in-depth visit of this structural jewel is the way forward. This monumental Haussmannian building and its ornate glass dome are the stuff of every Instagrammer’s dream: now wow your friends by learning its history and origin.