Au Pont Rouge

Top choice department store in Historic Heart

Dating from 1906–7, the one-time Esders and Scheefhaals department store has been beautifully restored and is one of the most glamorous places to shop in the city. This glorious Style Moderne building is now dubbed Au Pont Rouge after the Krasny most (Red Bridge) it stands beside. Inside you'll find choice fashions and accessories and top-notch souvenirs.

The restoration included the rebuilding of the glass cupola, destroyed in the 1930s so as not to clutter the view towards the Admiralty down Gorokhovaya ul. On the ground floor there's a branch of the French cafe Patisserie Garçon.