My parisian life

A one stop shopping and food destination with a rooftop view of Paris

Recently I’ve been spending so much time admiring the wealth of offerings as this all-in-one Parisian department store that I’ve decided I have to do another article to show you guys more of what I love about them! My go-to place for one-stop food and fashion shopping is Galeries Lafayette.

From the dedicated Maison Gourmet that offers everything wine, cheese, and even homewares to across the street at the main store where you’ll find the beauty counters on the first floor, and luxury brands on the upper floors, then the rooftop with its amazing view of Paris.  It’s really a one-stop shopping and food destination, where I take everyone visiting. 

Entrance to Maison Gourmet

Everyone gets to fill their fancy whether it’s a foodie day or shopping day. I’ve spoken about their food and wine classes (here).  Oh and not to mention you can have your tax back in a simplified way with their dedicated Tax back machine area.


View from the Coupole where you can pause for snacks


L’éclair de génie

Pierre Hermes

The Fromager/cheese market inside Gourmet downstairs – also they have a fish and fruit market thats amazing


  1. Parisian Brands The curation of Parisian best-loved brands are all here – so you can save time street hopping shopping here for brands like The Kooples, BA&SH and Zadig & Voltaire. Also if you’re visiting for a special occasion you can use Panoply to rent a designer dress and InstaLux to rent a luxury it-bag. 
  2. The in-house Galeries Lafayette Paris brand is also great for quality sweaters and trendy items of this season like the cotton overalls revisited with a vintage flair.
  3. DETAX, new machines are available to make your tax return process stress free.
  4. LUXE + VIP SHOPPING, there are lots of luxury brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, Alaia and more! You can even have a shopping experience with a style consultation and alterations (see here)

Galeries Lafayette Paris

Lots of luxury shops inside like Balenciaga


In addition to the cafes and restaurants inside already like Laduree, Starbucks, and the new Caspia Bar, there is the rooftop! 

The rooftop restaurants and bars Paillote & Cube Bar offer a magnificent view accompanied by a drink or fine dining. 

Even if you’re not thinking of having a dining or cocktail experience here, you simply have to go up and gasp at the magnificent clear view of Paris from up high.


I love escaping to the rooftop when the weather is so nice! Here I’m wearing my super comfy Toms shoes that you can also now find inside Galeries Lafayette



40 Boulevard Haussmann · 01 42 82 34 56
Open ⋅ Closes 8:30PM
Galeries Lafayette Gourmet
Galeries Lafayette, 35 Boulevard Haussman · 01 40 23 52 67
Open ⋅ Closes 9:30PM


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