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Monday, November 17, 2014

Europe Trip- Paris | The Shopping Heaven- Galleries Lafayette

17th November 2014

The day spent on bus was rather long and I hardly had a good nap hence I had lots of photos taken; contributing the previous blog entry. We touched down Paris; the city that's renowned for lovers to have honeymoon trip. Literally, Paris is famous as a city of love and romance. Anyway, I had yet to see French kissing each other as one of the group members said that 7 steps of kissing taught by French: cheeks (twice for both side of cheek), forehead, lips and ended with french kiss. LOL

French word signboards

French houses


The first stop we had in Paris i.e. Galleries Lafayette located at Bd Haussmann . We were told to have 2 hours to be spent over here. By the look of the building, I thought that it was rather small inside. 

A brief introduction was given by the staffs and each of us were given a map of the shopping centre. Also, the staff informed us that we could make Tax reduction ( VAT refund) with a receipt of EUR 175. The surrounding with the familiar slang of mandarin speaking people and words (Chinese and Malay) made me thinking that Galeries Lafayette was more like a shopping place for the tourists instead for the French.


Galeries Lafayette comprised of 7 stories of Lafayette Coupole, 3 stories of Lafayette Homme and 5 stories of Lafayette Maison.We started our shopping spree at women's heaven; Lafayette Coupole. Anything you could possibly need or desire could be searched and found here, including Pierre Herme's macaroon. The nice collection of Chloe, Lanvin, Prada, Hermes, Long champs, Chanel with insane crowds. The perfume floor was crowded and I hardly compared the nice scent of perfumes. 




Perfumes

1001 Liste

Holy shopping experience if you have much credits. The one thing that everyone can afford is the free view from the very top of the building; the food court area which you could see the beautiful Opera House, Eiffel Tower, Paris city and so on. Both of us were extremely tired, partly due to the stores was too stuffy and hot. 

It was a tiring night and we checked in Mercure paris Ivry Quai de Seine.We both mentioned that we shall have tried the pastry at the 7th floor. Our stomachs growled :)



The dinner we had on the day was the free complimentary tea and instant noodles.

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