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Secrets of Printemps Department Store Backstage Tour provided by Cultival

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Face mask no provided, please bring your own The tour will last one hour
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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. 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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  • You'll start at
    64 Boulevard Haussmann
    64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
    at the reception of Printemps de l'Homme, 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
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    Printemps
    Stop: 90 minutes
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    64 Boulevard Haussmann
    64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
    at the reception of Printemps de l'Homme, 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
    See address & details
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Departure Point
64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Audio Headset
  • Access to the backstage areas (normally closed to the public)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bellmers wrote a review Jun 2019
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We enjoyed the English language tour with Caroline more than we had anticipated. She was very efficient, knowledgeable and presented the facts with such an enthusiasm that she could hold our attention with great interest for the whole hour and a half. Impressive views of the
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Secrets of Printemps Department Store Backstage Tour
Responded 3 Jun 2019
Dear customer, We are delighted that your visit has gone well. Looking forward to seeing you for a next activity. Best regards, Cultival Team
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BiCoastalTransplant wrote a review May 2019
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We very much enjoyed an English language tour with Caroline. There were only 4 of us in total on the tour, and we learned a lot about the development of Paris and the evolution of retail. The store is pretty overwhelming, in 3 different buildings, but with Caroline's guidance,
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Secrets of Printemps Department Store Backstage Tour
Responded 14 May 2019
Dear customer, We are delighted that your visit has gone well. Looking forward to seeing you for a next activity. Best regards, Cultival Team
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Great tour!
Fantastic tour of this beautiful opera house. This is a must-see and good for all ages when visiting Paris.
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So Incredibly Beautiful
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Amazing
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Magnifique / Wonderful
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Opera Garnier
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Tour
Wonderful experience, the guide was wonderful and you learn a lot about the opera. Would recommend it to everybody
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Opera Garnier
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Excellent Tour With an Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable Guide
My wife and I went on the tour lead by Rita this past week and we were so happy with the way Rita was able to paint
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Paris Opera House
The tour guide was great and supplied information that explained the history of the Paris Opera House.
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Grand opera
The tour of the grand opera led by Rita De Cloe she was very informative she took her time to explain she made the
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Super! Very informative on the French arts, as well as history - ASK FOR RITA!
Rita was a WONDERFUL guide. She incorporated a lot of French (and British) history into the tour, and was able to
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Amazing!
I would definitely recommend doing a guided tour. We were blown away by the architecture and interior of the Opera
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Skip this tour
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Great!
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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