Fodor's Expert Review Galeries Lafayette
The stunning Byzantine glass coupole (dome) of the city's most famous department store is not to be missed. Amble to the center of the main store, amid the perfumes and cosmetics, and look up. If you're not in the mood for shopping, visit the (free) first-floor Galerie des Galeries, an art gallery devoted to fashion, applied arts, and design; or have lunch at one of the restaurants, including a rooftop bar and restaurant in the main store. On your way down, the top floor of the main store is a good place to pick up interesting Parisian souvenirs. Across the street in Galeries Maison, the excellent Lafayette Gourmet food hall has one of the city's best selections of delicacies. Try a green-tea éclair from Japanese-French baker Sadaharu Aoki—and don't miss the Bordeauxthèque on Galeries Maison's first floor, where €30,000 bottles of wine are on display.