Opened just before Christmas after over a year of remodeling, the Apple Store Champs-Élysées is in a vast historical building and does a rather good job of mixing period features with modern architecture.
We went down to have a look at the place (and the MacBooks)…
Spread over three floors (with the floors above housing the offices of Apple France), the Apple Store Champs-Élysées is impressive. The interior of the building has ben partly conserves, partly gutted, mixing period staircases with huge, high-ceilings rooms and other more intimate spaces that look like a smart Parisian apartment. The interior courtyard has also been covered over, to spectacular effect.
The store uses only renewable energy (there are even solar panels on the tiles of the courtyard) and rainwater is collected for use in the toilets and for watering the store’s trees and plant walls.
So take a look at our photos of the courtyard, the upper levels, cost corners and open spaces… And when you’re along the Champs-Élysées, make sure you pop in!