The Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf department store reopened in June 2021, after a vast, historically faithful renovation that involved numerous craftspeople including painters, sculptors, gilders, and metalworkers. It is now instantly recognizable by its undulating glass façade designed by 2010 Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architecture studio Sanaa. Its 1907 Eiffel-designed glass dome, enameled lava Art Nouveau decors, and monumental staircase have all been restored. As well as highlighting the store s eclectic and rich historical heritage with an innovative architectural feature, the overhaul also saw all the buildings certified to the strictest environmental standards. Designed and operated by DFS, the new Samaritaine department store promises visitors a bold blend of experiences, enchantment, authenticity and modernity. Some 600 brands converge in this exceptional space, which celebrates French elegance and art de vivre.
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