At the heart of the neighborhood.
Following the example set by Macy’s, in New York, the Grands Magasins put up special decorations in their windows for the Christmas holidays, and have been doing so since the beginning of the 20th century. And in 2019 more than ever, people come from all over to admire them.
They enliven the district every day so that the legend stands the test of time.
Strawberries and sensors on the roof : Haussmann’s “Jardin Perché”
A few feet away from the Haussmann Boulevard’s hubbub, on the roof of the Galeries Lafayette, a startup called Sous les Fraises has set up a responsible garden where fruit, vegetables and plants grow. A story of green, a story of coming together.
Newspaper vendors, the district’s living memory
Crucial figures of Parisian life, newspaper kiosks wave seen the city change a lot since their creation more than 160 years ago. When asked, every vendor really tells the story of his neighborhood, on the scale of a lifetime.