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Printemps Rejuvenated once again

Since 2007 the historic Printemps flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann has been undergoingextensive renovations and restaurations in order to restore all its historic glory to one of the most beautiful department store facades in all of Paris.
Built in 1882 by architect Paul Sédille in order to replace the first buildings that got partially destroyed in a fire in 1881. The new buildings were, according to architecture historians, the first prototype of the department store in its modern day form, with a grand interior display of open spaces and monumental staircases, unfortunately gone for good nowadays.
The renovation work will continue until 2010, but the parts on Boulevard Haussmann have already been revealed for a couple of weeks now and shine in all their grandeur like a beacon for shopaholics all over Paris.

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4 Responses to “Printemps Rejuvenated once again”

  1. # Blogger donna baker

    So beautiful for a shopping mall. I received little packets of French flower seed from there once.  

  2. # Blogger Jason Fist

    Great shots.

    Makes me shuddre to hear it called "a shopping mall". Really!  

  3. # Blogger Books,Coffee,etc....

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Beautiful pictures as "usual"...and the "Parisians," all ways do thing!...in a "big" way!

    Merci, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D  

  4. # Blogger lala

    I was here yeay! :P but my trip didn't go very well...  

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