Grands Magasins - La Fayette
Grands Magasins/La Fayette: Paris's shopping mecca. The Grands Magasins/La Fayette district is an authentic, baroque district in the heart of Paris. Experience the truly Parisian feel of the Grands Boulevards. The perfect neighborhood for discovering the Paris of the Belle Époque! Rue de La Fayette is one of the main streets in the north -east of Paris. It is almost 2 miles long and connects Boulevard Haussmann and Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad. La Fayette is a lively neighborhood with the pulsating atmosphere of the department stores, bars, and restaurants. It is a mixed residential and commercial area, where tourists mingle with businesspeople, stage actors, and locals. Printemps Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette attract a multitude of tourists every day. The facade, the stained glass dome, the metal pillars, and the rounded balustrades of Galeries Lafayette have been kept intact since the building was constructed during the beginning of the 20th century. It is impossible to spend time in the 9th arrondissement without stopping by this more-than-century-old mecca of fashion and Parisian luxury. A neighborhood symbolic of the Art Nouveau style The main attraction in the La Fayette area is, without a doubt, the Galeries Lafayette department store, at the intersection of Boulevard Haussmann and Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin. This enormous store has a surface area of almost 30 acres between 10 floors, and can welcome up to 100,000 visitors a day! During the Christmas season, the windows twinkle with thousands of lights, a marvelous sight for young and old alike. A few streets away, the Opéra Garnier opera house is a symbol of baroque architecture during the reign of Napoleon III. Opened in 1875, it is now used exclusively for ballet. In his novel "The Phantom of the Opera," Gaston Leroux fuels the legend of an underground lake under the opera house. A district on the doorstep of the Grands Boulevards The La Fayette district's main transportation connections are from the following stations: Chaussée d'Antin-Lafayette (lines 7 and 9), Havre-Caumartin (lines 3 and 9), Opéra (lines 3, 7, and 8), and Auber (RER A). The Grands Magasins/La Fayette district is an area that has everything you need, including a range of local businesses: grocery stores, bakeries, newsstands, supermarkets, etc. If you want to visit the Grands Magasins/La Fayette district during your stay in Paris, take a look at our selection of rental properties in Paris.