An internationally recognised symbol of Parisian shopping and the starting point for fashion and design trends, the Grands Magasins (department stores) are an essential part of any visit to Paris. What’s more, they are constantly reinventing themselves to offer you unusual and original experiences. Your Hotel Eiffel Blomet team invites you to discover some of them ...
Experience the world of fashion
Why not start by attending a real fashion show? The Galeries Lafayette, which welcomes the most prominent fashion house brands as well as promising young designers, offers a 30-minute show put together by the biggest current players in the world of fashion. You can combine this event with a guided tour of the Galeries Lafayette and the store’s heritage. Outside of opening hours, you’ll gain an insight into the secrets and history of this remarkable place, which launched more than 115 years ago.
Become a chef pâtissier for a day thanks to the gourmet workshops offered by the Galeries Lafayette. With your family or in an adults-only group you can, for example, learn all the secrets of the painstaking production of macarons. You can even take cooking classes courtesy of the Ferrandi Paris school of culinary arts. A great chef from the prestigious school will teach you the techniques and savoir-faire needed to make main dishes and desserts worthy of the greatest restaurants.
More than just a department store, the Galeries Lafayette offers experiences that go beyond shopping. Guided tours, fashion shows or gourmet workshops, there’s plenty of ideas for families, couples or solo visitors to the Galeries Lafayette during a stay at the Hotel Eiffel Blomet.
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Hotel Eiffel Blomet, a 4-star hotel in the heart of the 15th arrondissement