I was really happy when the famous Parisian department store, “Printemps”, opened the most beautiful store at the Louvre Museum in Paris. It’s located downstairs near the entrance of the Museum. And the best news of all, is that it’s also opened on Sundays – something pretty rare to find in Paris!
In fact, practically everything in Paris is closed on Sundays, which leaves many people, especially tourists, a little bit disappointed – you know, for us tourists – every day counts and part of the pleasure in visiting Paris – is shopping….at least for me and my friends…
But now you can admire the great works of art in the most visited museum in the world and just pop over to this very beautiful store, where you will find all the top brands.
The Printemps du Louvre store is pretty big for a Museum store…it covers 2600 m2 . It is of course smaller than the main Printemps store, which is located not so far away in boulevard Haussmann. This store stretches to over 45,000 m2. But for me, the Louvre store has a special charm and a magical atmosphere in such a distinguished place…
The space was created with a range of well-targeted products; in it you will find the latest beauty products, leather goods (especially bags), accessories, fine watches and a space used for brilliant gift ideas.
You can find all brands such as a Chanel, Armani, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Givenchy, Gucci, Jerome Dreyfuss, Longchamps, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Vanessa Bruno, Saint Laurent, Zadig & Voltaire …
There is also a personal shopping service with a dedicated team who are there to help and guide you – and to make sure that you recover the VAT (or sales tax) on any good that you buy! For non EU tourists visiting France, the tax refund is 12% and the refund is paid in cash in the store – right away. Now that’s what I call service and puts a smile on tourists’ faces.
Ah! Spending Sunday in the “French crystal pyramid” is now even more tempting!
- Printemps du Louvre
- 99 Rue de Rivoli
- 75001 Paris
- Tel.01 76 77 41 00
- Monday-Sunday 10:00 – 20:00