Opening the day by day newspaper, Le Parisien, the picture of an impressive staircase in Printemps Haussmann met my eyes. After forty years, Printemps Haussmann reopened Le Grand Escalier (the Nice Staircase). Get misplaced within the mirrors that replicate and the balustrades that twist to infinity. A serious renovation mission is full. Forty years after Printemps closed off the staircase within the rotunda, the fantastically refurbished 1924 staircase as soon as once more reaches to the 7ème ciel (the seventh heaven) the rooftop. The staircase reopened Thursday, June 1, 2023. The one strategy to attain Le Grand Escalier is thru the Caumartin girls’s constructing.
Excited to see the renovation, I entered the Caumartin rotunda, crossed the mosaic flooring to the left and began strolling up the 156 steps the seventh heaven and the rooftop view. Strolling up the steps, the mirrors replicate to infinity. Geometric graphic designs beautify the wrought iron balustrades. Mirrored within the mirrors, the balustrades twist and switch because the staircase narrows. The golden rivets maintain the contemporary carpeting with Printemps’ chevrons in historic blue and inexperienced.
Go and go to when you have an opportunity to see your individual reflection earlier than the crowds arrive. While you enter the rotunda of the Caumartin girls’s constructing go both proper or left to begin your ascent to benefit from the staircase.
The architect, Georges Wybo, designed the staircase after a hearth ravaged the unique division retailer in 1921. The staircase was constructed between 1922 and 1924.
Christine Henry (Le Parisien) interviewed Alessia Rizzo, who manages Printemps’ tradition and heritage branding. Ms. Rizzo mentioned that the staircase, “…appears to drift on air, no pillars of help are seen. The lamps are impressed by vegetation. The place of the mirrors on every touchdown replicate pure gentle and lightweight from the lamps. The balustrade and you might be mirrored within the mirrors advert infitum.”
Cultival Visits – Printemps