Founded in the second half of the 19th century, the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Haussmann were an instant hit and continued to develop fast. Today the Grands Magasins are a sight not to missed - they present an attraction which goes well beyond shopping. Even if you are not interested in fashion, don't hesitate to step through the doors of Galeries Lafayette to admire the huge, neo-Byzantine dome dating from 1912, and the unbeatable panoramic views from the top of Printemps Haussmann over the capital. If you are visiting during the winter holidays, stop by to marvel at the animated window displays and lights outside the Grands Magasins, which are truly enchanting.
Avenue de l'Opéra is another irresistible destination for shopaholics. This wide Avenue is lined with luxury and specialist boutiques where you can sample a famous patissier's macaroons, choose a perfume, fall in love with a pair of designer shoes or purchase books in English. Music aficionados will also have plenty to keep them busy in the 9th arrondissement, which is home to the most famous roads in Paris for purchasing musical instruments and sheet music: Rue de Rome and Rue Victor Massé. Make the most of our boutique hotel's unique location to discover the 9th arrondissement of Paris.