La Samaritaine

Department Store in Louvre & Les Halles

One of Paris' four big department stores, the 10-storey La Samaritaine is finally emerging from its much contested and drawn-out 14-year overhaul. Pritzker Prize–winning Japanese firm Sanaa has preserved much of the gorgeous art nouveau and art deco exterior, in addition to the glass ceiling topping the central Hall Jourdain. It's slated to open in 2019.

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