Apple officially opens Champs-Élysées flagship to the public

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Apple Champs-Élysées, the Cupertino firm’s flagship store in the heart of Paris, officially opened to the public on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Champs-Élysées.

On Saturday morning, Apple newest flagship, Apple Champs-Élysées, officially opened its doors to the fashionable population of Paris, France. The building itself is historic, being built in 1893 on the Axe Historique, a significant architectural stretch of buildings and land. 

According to Apple, “Champs-Élysées is housed in a Haussmann-era apartment building, with the facade and entryway have been meticulously restored and the Burgundy stone of the exterior has been carried throughout the building. French oak parquet floors line the upper levels, which aim to revive the building’s original spirit by restoring the detailing and interconnected spaces of the quintessential Parisian apartment.

Apple says that Champs-Élysées carefully blends historic and modern architecture. Apple says that the building runs on 100% renewable energy like Apple Park and its flagship stores. Continuing their commitment to sustainability, Champs-Élysées features a sculptural roof light covers the courtyard, providing sunlight below and generating renewable energy with integrated photovoltaic panels. An integrated rainwater collection system provides water for the bathrooms, trees and green walls.

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Apple Champs-Élysées features a large Forum where they will host daily Today at Apple sessions, focused on photography, music, coding, design and more.

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A large 8K Wall is the focal point of the Forum, and host to all Today at Apple sessions. According to Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts, Apple Champs-Élysées is “Europe’s grandest Forum.” 

The retail space will span three floors, and everything above the third floor will be home to Apple’s French headquarters. The team at Apple Champs-Élysées represents over 15 nationalities and speaks 17 languages. 

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You can find Apple Champs-Élysées on 114 av. Champs Elysées, Paris 75008. 

The energy in Paris is electric and it will be one of our premier cities for Today at Apple,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “I hope that everyone who visits Apple Champs-Élysées will be inspired to unlock their creative curiosity and learn something new.

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Sid Ramirez

I usually write stuff, mostly Apple. Photographer, film major, environmentalist, techie.

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