The Printemps Backstage

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Dates: Every Saturdays and Sundays
Location: 42 Rue des Jeuneurs, 75002 Paris

Prices : From €9.50 to €14.50

This guided tour takes you behind the scenes of Printemps, from the underground of the Grand Magasin to the roof garden and its breathtaking view of the capital, passing by the famous Art Deco dome.
This guided tour will reveal the secrets of the architecture, history and operation of the Grand Magasin. Conceived as a vertical journey, you will discover one of the most beautiful views of Paris on its zinc roofs, before descending into the underground galleries. The essential machinery and workshops where mirror and carpenters work will be revealed behind each open door in this maze of corridors.
From private accesses to confidential passages, you will be able to admire the masterpieces of Printemps such as the floating staircases, the original grills of the store, and the hidden face of the majestic glass dome of 20 meters in diameter which overhangs the building at 50 meters high.
From the sky to the basement, from the Second Empire to the 21st century, from neo-classicism to the contemporary era, and including Art Nouveau and Art Deco, which are omnipresent in its architecture, this visit is a journey to the heart of the Grand Magasin’s heritage and its transformations over the past 150 years.