It’s only a short stroll from the hotel to Galeries Lafayette’s gigantic flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann. Fashion lovers can browse an enormous line-up of French and international brands, with an entire floor dedicated to luxury labels. If you’re travelling with kids, you might head to the 5,000-square-metre (54,000-square-foot) children’s department, crammed with designer clothing, childcare equipment and a huge array of toys and books. Plan your next house revamp in the extensive home furnishings department, then taste and stock up on fine foods from across the globe at Lafayette Gourmet. If the sun is shining, be sure to take your edible treats up to the seventh-floor roof terrace for a picnic and panoramic city views. Or grab a bite to eat in one of the store’s restaurants, which include a dim sum eatery, burger bar and caviar counter.