Gallery: Apple Champs-Élysées makes a grand debut in Paris

Top photo courtesy of Arnaud Ducoret

In a city known for style, Apple has made a fashionable contribution. Today in Paris, Apple Champs-Élysées opened as Europe’s most elegant Apple retail location and the best place in France to attend a Today at Apple session. 9to5Mac readers visited the new store and provided us with photos of the grand space to share.

Apple Champs-Élysées makes its presence known long before you pass through the front door. The towering historic building occupies an entire Paris street corner and is anchored by a domed turret stretching the entire height of the structure. Apple has worked for years to restore the store with a balance of historic charm and modern amenities.

Since the building remained under the care of one tenant, J.M. Weston, for many years, much of the original exterior architecture and historic detail of the structure was maintained. A photo of the avenue taken in 1929 shows 114 Avenue des Champs-Élysées (in the distance) looking much as it does today.