Secrets and backstage tour of the Printemps Department Store
Activities

Secrets and backstage tour of the Printemps Department Store

Free cancellation
Language: French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the secrets of Printemps Haussmann
  • Discover the behind-the-scenes of this historic monuments
  • Enjoy the view of Paris on the roof
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Access to the backstage areas (normally closed to the public)
    • Audio Headsets
    What's not included
    • Personal expenses
    Reduced price
    • Children (5-18)
    Where

    64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet us at the reception of the main entrance of "Printemps de l'Homme".

    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Cultival
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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