Parisians have been waiting for this moment for more than fifteen years: the reopening of the largest and perhaps most emblematic of Parisian department stores, La Samaritaine. A true symbol of the changes that took place in Paris in the second half of the 19th century, it set the trends for decades. Retaining all its yesteryear splendour while fulfilling the requirements of today’s customer, it now offers a unique shopping experience just a few steps from your Roch Hotel & Spa.
A legendary place
Born from the vision of Ernest Cognacq in 1870, La Samaritaine occupies an exceptional position between the Seine and the Rue de Rivoli, facing the Pont Neuf and a just a short stroll from the Louvre. Its 70,000 m² of space boasts treasures listed as Monuments Historiques, including golden mosaics, ornate balustrades, glass roof and monumental staircases. But La Samaritaine is also a part of the modern era, as it shows by hosting, for example, The Factory, an exhibition space dedicated to young artists. To enjoy all that this legendary department store has to offer, you can take a guided group tour or book the services of an expert guide for a personal discovery of its wonders.
An exclusive shopping experience
The major fashion, design and accessories brands can be found at La Samaritaine, in displays bathed in natural light. Discover the very latest Parisian as well as international trends. You can, of course, benefit from the advice of a personal shopper to optimise your retail experience. When you’re ready for a rest, step into the largest beauty space in Paris and try its Spa before taking a gourmet break in the Michelin-starred restaurant or one of the store’s nine other dining venues. La Samaritaine takes you on a unique shopping adventure!
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