Louvre Saint-Honoré

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Louvre Saint-Honoré

Completed in 1852, this attractive building has evolved in step with the Paris economy. In 1855, the year of France's Exposition Universelle, shopkeepers Alfred Chauchard and Auguste Hériot opened the capital's first department store on the premises, with the financial backing of the Péreire brothers. Known as "Grands Magasins du Louvre", it served as a shopping arcade for the guests of the Hôtel du Louvre, which also occupied the building at the time. A century later, large companies began renting offices there. In 1975, the British Post and Telegraph Employee Pension Fund acquired the building, which had become vacant, and set out to convert it into a modern business centre with Louvre des Antiquaires on the ground floor.

Acquired by SFL in 1995, the complex has since been renovated several times. Louvre Saint-Honoré offers vast, highly functional 5,400-sq.m floor plates in a prime location looking on to the Louvre museum. The building has been beautified by ‘Grandes Ondes’, an ephemeral architectural light installation by the artist François Morellet.

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