Hotel Impérial Paris, a boutique hotel in the 9th arrondissement is ideally located to explore many parts of Paris on foot.
Right by the hotel on Boulevard Haussmann, you will find the Grands Magasins. Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are iconic Parisian department stores. Now within the leading shopping area in Europe, the stores boast stunning surroundings - take in the best of Parisian architecture while you go shopping. Printemps is listed as a historic monument, with its exceptional glass dome. Built in 1894 and 1865 respectively, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps now extend over several buildings and stock thousands of brands.
The story of the Grands Magasins starts mid-way through the 19th century. The first Grand Magasin, Le Bon Marché, kicked off a series of department stores which sought to stand out through their architecture and glass ceilings. Printemps and Galeries Lafayette were respectively opened in 1865 and 1894. The atmosphere of luxury and elegance is all-pervasive thanks to a subtle architectural design conveying a sense of delicacy and space. Both were renovated in the 1990s, and offer a personal and welcoming alternative to generic shopping malls. They are also major attractions in their own right. Their selections of top-of-the-range products invite you to go shopping all year round.
Apart from clothes and accessories, you can find jewels, cosmetics, but also groceries and restaurants. The quality of the products on offer, the personal welcome and the experience of the staff guarantee an exceptional customer experience.
At Christmas time, the Grands Magasins are at their most magical. Colourful displays of animatronic toys and seasonal displays are set up in the windows, much to the delight of passers-by, children and grown-ups alike.
Our boutique hotel in Paris Opéra provides quick, easy access to the shoppers’ paradise which is the Grands Magasins.