Guided tour

Paris: Printemps Haussmann Store Behind the Scenes Tour

Activity provider: Cultival

Paris: Printemps Haussmann Store Behind the Scenes Tour

Activity provider: Cultival
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Access behind the scenes areas of the Printemps Haussmann iconic department store on a guided walking tour in Paris. Learn about the legacy of the building and climb up to the terrace on the roof.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the facade which is listed as an Historic Monument.
  • Discover many areas that are closed to the public.
  • Discover the inside of the monumental dome that crowns the building.
Full description
The tour of Printemps Haussmann takes you on a journey behind the facade, which is listed as an Historic Monument, and through the history of a building which is one of the most striking examples of the technical and aesthetic changes that have transformed Paris since the Second Empire. Since its opening in 1865, Printemps has embodied a new idea of fashion and elegance, promoting the "new", the "fresh" and the "pretty". These principles were defended by its young founder Jules Jaluzot even within the ornamental details, the architecture, and the operation of the store, whose first elevators, electric lighting and iron and glass architecture amazed the whole of Paris. Your guide will open the doors of many areas that are closed to the public, from the terrace on the roof of the store to the labyrinthine galleries that still house all the equipment and infrastructures and that enable the department store to operate today. You will meet the electricians, carpenters and operators who work every day in the basements of Printemps. For the first time, visitors will be able to venture into the "double shell" and discover the inside of the monumental dome that crowns the building. From September 22nd 2021, your tour of the Printemps Haussmann will be enhanced with two new areas, which have been restored after years of being closed: the Coupole Binet and the Pont d’Argent !
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  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee

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    Reception at the main entrance of Printemps de l'Homme, inside the store - 64 boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • - For technical reasons, Printemps reserves the right to modify the route on the day of the visit.
    • - Due to the activity of the place, we cannot guarantee access to all spaces.
    • - No visitors’ cloakroom.

    Product ID: 424161