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La Samaritaine, Paris

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La Samaritaine (French pronunciation: [la samaʁitɛn]) is a large department store in Paris, France, located in the first arrondissement. The nearest métro station is Pont-Neuf, directly in front at the quai du Louvre and the rue de la Monnaie. The company was owned by Ernest Cognacq and Marie-Louise Jaÿ who hired architect Frantz Jourdain to expand their original store. It started as a small apparel shop and expanded to what became a series of department store buildings with a total of 90 different departments. It is currently owned by LVMH, a luxury-goods maker. The store, which had been operating at a loss since the 1970s, was closed in 2005 purportedly because the building did not meet safety codes. Plans for redeveloping the building involved lengthy complications, as the representatives of the store's founders argued with new owners LVMH over the building's future as a department store or a mixed-use development. The revamped La Samaritaine is due to re-open its doors in April 2020 with retail offerings targeted at affluent consumers, restaurants, and a boutique hotel that includes a penthouse suite with its own private swimming pool. The building has been listed since 1990 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.
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  • The iconic Art Nouveau department store will soon come to life once again as the huge restoration project at Pont Neuf will be accomplished by the owner LVMH. There will be a luxury hotel but also...  more »
  • You will feel luxury in this store. The building's architecture is very pretty and store is decorated with lights. This beautiful store has lovey view in the heart of city.  more »
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  • Another former iconic Paris' department store
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