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department stores should be the first consideration when you are going to buy some thing. the “grands magasins"in paris are great places to stay all day. paris department stores are beautifully decorated and displayed. in these “grand magasins" besides various usual departments, there are restaurants and cafés, gourmet food stores, beauty salons, free public toilets because department stores could take all day to properly explore. in paris, there are serveral deparment stores. among them, we like galeries lafayette, primtemp, bhv and samaritaine best.

galeries lafayette is the largest department store in france and in europe. with over 65 locations throughout france, you are likely to find a galeries lafayette store when you visit france.

the beautiful roof of galeries lafayette flagship store in boulevard haussmann

métro: chaussée d'antin-la-fayette. rer a: don’t need to remember the address and the stations. lafayette and printemps offer paris maps to hotels, anyone can get it in hotels. finding the way is very easy. for example, you go from gis hotel paris. you take rer a to auber, and then follow the sign blouvard haussmann and grands magasins, when you come out to the surfaces, you will find yourself already in the store in a few minutes after you take off the train. printemps is just beside lafayette. if you don’t want to follow the sign undrground to grands magasins, instead, you go to the surface at first, you can go to the opera at first, then, these two department stores are standing behind opera.

the flagship store of galeries lafayette on boulevard haussmann is really looked like an art gallery. it pays tribute to the luxury and contemporary creation, by placing at the disposal of the world's most famous brand, all its windows on boulevard haussmann, and its art gallery. the products displayed in the windows create links between tradition and modernity. even you are not going to shopping, lafayette is still a must place to be visited.

there is a fashion show in galeries lafayette. it is presented by a team of 6 models coming from top international agencies and presents the latest trends giving an overall impression of the most famous designers and couturiers collections such as jean paul gaultier, dkny, galliano, kenzo, paco rabanne, sonia rykiel, westwood, feraud,... the fashions show lounge "salon opéra" located on the 7th floor of the main building is fully equipped with stage lighting and sound. the 30 minutes performance includes a commentary in english.  galeries lafayette fashion show is free of charge, held at the flagship store on boulevard haussmann on tuesday all year long at 11 : 00am.

most area of the ground floor of lafayette is occipied by perfume and cosmetics. this is probably largest perfume shop in the world.  

printemps is “spring" the printemps department store is standing just beside galeries lafayette, boasts her three buildings with 43,000 sq. m of selling space on blouvard haussmann.

printemps is also one of the leading department stores in paris, through its flagship store on boulevard haussmann. located near the saint lazare station and the church of the madeleine, in a rapidly changing strategic district in the heart of one of the europe's main business areas, it attracts not only a domestic but also an international clientele. printemps has four stores in the paris area, and another twelve in france's major cities.
printemps has a wide and varied product offering showcasing the major brands, including hundreds on an exclusive basis, through various departments, such as men's fashionwear, women's fashionwear, lingerie, beauty care, home furnishings and accessories.

printemps has also a private fashion show on all tuesdays at 10:30 in the morning.

bhv is the abbreviation of “Bazar de l'hôtel de ville?--- bazaar of the town hall. in the heart of historical paris, the bhv boasts 8 levels of merchandise, including fashion (minimal), home decor, household linens, furniture, electric household appliances... and its most dazzling highlight: a hardware department with 365 vendors and a good hundred salesmen.

today, bhvs are not only a bazaar beside the paris town hall. it has become a big group with 16 stores in france. only in ile de france, you can find nine bhvs.
 metro: hôtel-de-ville

la samaritaine,  metro: louvre, châtelet, pont neuf; rer: châtelet-les halles

la samaritaine takes it name from an old water pump near the pont neuf. the pump was decorated with the woman of sameria giving a drink of water to jesus. the store now occupies four buildings.

la samaritaine is a less expensive department store, one can find anything at la samaritaine. but the greatest specialty of this department store has to be the maison déco (7000 sq. meters), with the most unique bedding department in paris, and a grand selection of astute and tasteful furniture.

at a corner of samaritaine.

 look for the signs to the panorama , at the top of the building of samaritaine (10th floor), there is a cafe bar wih a wonderful 360 degree view of paris.

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