To enjoy the finer things in life like relaxing at our hotel and spa in Paris 8, take a tour on Boulevard Haussmann. This famous boulevard crosses several districts and our boutique hotel on Haussmann Boulevard allows you to explore this wonderful shopping and history-rich destination.
Boulevard Haussmann was designed by the famous Baron Haussmann during the second empire under Napoleon III. At the time Baron Haussmann was a prefect of the Seine department and wanted to transform the city. The Boulevard is a 2.53 kilometres (1.57 mi) stretch running from Boulevard Montmartre to Avenue de Friedland.
Boulevard Haussmann crosses several districts of the 8th and 9th arrondissements. It is lined with trees, department stores, opera houses, museums, churches and various other buildings. Many bankers, shoppers or moviegoers and tourists meet constantly on what is considered to be one of the most elegant shopping boulevards in all of Paris.
Galeries Lafayette is a luxury French department store chain. It was founded in 1912 and the flagship store is located in the 9th arrondissement on Boulevard Haussmann. It measures 70,000 m2 (750,000 sq ft) and consists of a wide array of brands from ready to wear collections to haute couture.
Aside from luxury clothing, you will find small cafes, bars and restaurants in the store. However, to experience panoramic views of Paris, head up to the restaurant and bar on the rooftop. Here you have an opportunity to view the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower, the Invalides, and Opera Garnier and like never before.
The store also offers a cultural space that showcases French and international designs by hosting three to four exhibitions a year. You can also attend the store’s free fashion show at 3 pm every Friday. Just make sure to call ahead and make reservations.
Another luxury department store on Haussmann Boulevard is Printemps which focuses on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories, and men’s wear. This brand has a rich history as they were faced with many adversities from then to now. Printemps was founded in 1865 and is located at the corner of Le Havre and Boulevard Haussmann.
They were also one of the first department stores that connect directly to the Metro and is also known for revolutionizing retail business practices. Today, the store features many high-end brands to give you that look and feel of luxury. Printemps Haussmann is listed as a historic monument, thanks to its magnificent art deco cupola.
For a quieter and richer experience, you can visit the elegant Jacquemart-André museum that is dedicated to the fine arts and decorative arts. Large scale exhibitions are held here all year long.
Our luxury boutique hotel in Paris 8 and Boulevard Haussmann are two places that should be on top of your list. They are the perfect combination since the hotel Bowmann in Paris will take care of you after your visit to Boulevard Haussmann.