Art de Vivre

Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann is famous the world over for offering unique experiences to shoppers. The 65.000 square meter department store located in the center of Paris is a delight for the fashion senses with selections ranging from luxury to affordable.

The Christmas tree has a Star Wars theme. The round ornaments represent planets.

Black and Paper received a guided tour of the store before the Christmas Rush. The store decorations are inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Five Story tall Christmas Tree in the main hall is decorated with round shaped colored ornaments in different sizes symbolizing planets with lights and displays representing the galaxy.

The famous Glass Dome decorated for Christmas. The Star Wars themed decorations representing planets and galaxies.

France is a country known for world class cuisine. Galeries Lafayette Maison and Gourmet is designed for living with delicacies from all over the world spread over 5 themed floors.


The First Floor is home to La Cave with 20.000 bottles of wine along-side 300 brands of Champagne.   The Bordeauxtheque houses nine of the greatest wines from the region: Margaux, Latour, Lafite and Mouton Rothchild, La Mission, Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Yquem, and Haut-Brion.

There are 14 food outlets serving everything from Pizza to Vegetarian cuisine. The second floor is the setting for a Chic dinning engagement from Alain Ducasse’s Ecole De Cuisine. A cooking school where guests to experiment and try recipes from the famed chef.

On the second floor are kitchen and tableware settings for the perfect home dinning affair

The third floor is for revitalizing the body with items for the bedroom, bathroom and tea infusions from Bar a Tisanes.

Customer service was good.  I spoke to a number of sales people in the different areas, all responded with enthusiasm along with a passion for their products.

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