With its imposing avenues and wide boulevards, the Haussmann Saint-Lazare district is one of the most beautiful examples of Paris. A temple of shopping, the district has all the biggest fashion stores, starting with the legendary Galeries Lafayette and its vast dome which is lit up for the end of year celebrations. A few steps away, you have the possibility of browsing in the aisles of another emblematic department store, Printemps. Its departments offer you the chance to have a snack break and taste the famous Ladurée macaroons.
Develop a taste for luxury and move on to place Vendôme to admire the works of art in the biggest jewellers in Paris.
But at the heart of the district is its emblem, the Opéra Garnier, a temple of dance where you can unravel mysteries by visiting the backstage area. The sight of the Opéra’s sublime ceiling created by Chagall will be one of the magical moments of your evening.
Follow your magical itinerary and visit the Fragonard Perfumery museum, where you stop at the Café de-la-Paix terrace. From the Place de Opéra, board a hop-on, hop-off bus and let yourself be guided through the district of theatres and mythical auditoriums. You will pass the Olympia and George V theatres with their illuminated letters.
Then, on the Capucines boulevard, go into the Madeleine Church whose façade with Corinthian columns is worthy of the most beautiful Mount Olympus temples.
Then make a stop at the Pinacothèque of Paris where there are regular events taking place at the temporary exhibitions.
Magnificent and fashionable, Haussmann Saint-Lazare is, by day, one of Paris’ most lively areas.