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Printemps Paris

February 27th, 2009 by paris

Founded in 1865 the Printemps Paris department store is a series of three buildings with interconnections on several floors. Situated in the shopper’s heaven of Haussmann Boulevard this beautiful building has something for everyone.

Both the facade and the art nouveau glass cupola of Printemps Paris are classified as historical monuments!

All foreigners can claim a 10% discount, you can print off a coupon for this from their website: www.departmentstoreparis.printemps.com and show your passport, or you can use the coupon at the back of the tourist maps.

If you are non-European then you can claim back most of the sales tax, (which can be as high as 19.5%). But you have to spend more than 175 euros in one transaction, then find the service desk to fill in the necessary forms, which you then have to take to an office at the airport. But if designers labels are what you want this extra discount is certainly worth applying for.

Printemps Paris has six cafe/restaurants:

  • Laduree, a tea salon
  • Cafe Be, French deli style
  • Baramaki, sushi and maki
  • World Bar, designed by Paul Smith, sty6lish and elegant
  • Deli-Cieux, self service with panoramic views, well worth a visit
  • Brasserie Printemps, under the famed Housmann Dome this a traditional Brasserie set in luxurious surroundings

Opening times for Printemps Paris:

Mon – Sat 9.35am – 7pm, late opening Thursday till 10pm. Closed Sundays

How to get to Printemps Paris

Metro: Havre Caumartin

RER: Auber, Hausmann St-Lazare

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