La Samaritaine re-opens its doors

Founded by Ernest and Marie-Louise Cognacq-Jaÿ in 1870, the small shop on the Rue du Pont-Neuf has become one of the most famous department stores in Paris, and established itself as a genuine institution in the French capital.

In 2021, the store will be re-opening to the public after undergoing extensive renovation work that has given a new lease of life to the iconic Art Nouveau building on Rue du Pont Neuf and added a contemporary style to the building on Rue de Rivoli.

LVMH has entrusted DFS – the world leader in the sale of luxury products for travellers – with the design and operation of La Samaritaine. Covering a surface area of over 20,000m2, it houses more than 600 iconic and avant-garde brands in the world of fashion, watches and jewellery, as well as the largest beauty-care area in Europe. Because Paris is unique, La Samaritaine aims to provide a showcase for French Art de vivre (Art of living) and has designed an original, exclusive space with a selection of restaurants and refreshment areas. From early morning to late at night, La Samaritaine provides a host of delicious options for gourmet breaks, whatever the visitors' desires.

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The Voyage Samaritaine restaurant area is set in a truly original and distinctive setting

Covering the whole of the 5th floor, under the building's historic glass roof, Voyage Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf opens the door onto the four corners of the globe.
Voyage: a word that arouses the senses and imagination. It evokes the discovery of new cultures, new encounters, a change of scenery and escape from routine. Here, it invites visitors to experience the pleasures of an eclectic and unexpected place, where everything can be consumed and enjoyed. With its glass roof, this magical space looks onto the skies of Paris. Day or night, everything is possible, according to your desires. Stroll from a bar to a restaurant, discover new artists, enjoy this urban oasis in the temple of fashion and trends. Let your imagination go, and enjoy an experience that goes beyond frontiers...

Jean-Michel Wilmotte has succeeded superbly in incorporating and blending his perfect architectural style with the magical setting of the glass roof and the Peacock fresco.

There is not just one Chef, but many! Today, Voyage Samaritaine is headed up by a culinary collective led by Mathieu Viannay (2 stars) of La Mère Brazier and Executive Chef GL events, Franck Mischler, Executive Chef of La Folie Douce, Jimmy Elisabeth, Executive Chef of Voyage Samaritaine, Julie Cavil, Wine Cellar Manager at Champagne Krug, and the mixologist, Matthias Giroud. These star-rated sponsors invite up-and-coming or experienced talents "in residence" to shake up the international gastronomic scene. A new Chef or Chefs to be discovered constantly...

At the bar, you will find Matthias Giroud, a designer of extravagant virgin cocktails and infused drinks. He provides the best of mixology, with surprising pairings concocted with the culinary collective.

Jordane Saget works with Blanc de Meudon whiting; he traces his lines in an inimitable way, delivering unique artistic works. He is the first artist whose works will move into this space.

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GL events, an obvious choice

Who else but GL events could have created this unique venue that brings together great names in the fields of gastronomy, music, art and festive events? Thanks to its extensive experience in these areas and its status as a major player in the event industry, GL events was chosen by DFS as the preferred operator for the 5th floor of La Samaritaine. GL events worked with its partners La Folie Douce and Enodis to deliver the very best experience.


Voyage Samaritaine
9 rue de la Monnaie, 75001 PARIS
01 88 88 60 60
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 20h