Apple today opened a new store in Paris. It is Apple Champs-Élysées. Apple says is paying tribute to Paris’s rich history and creativity. Housed in a Haussmann-era apartment building, the inner courtyard has been transformed into Apple’s grandest Forum, dedicated to free Today at Apple sessions.
More than 330 employees, including over 100 new hires, work in the new store. The group represents 15 nationalities and speaks 17 languages, with more than 200 employees joining from other Apple stores in Paris and around the world.
Apple Champs-Élysées revives original details of the Haussmann-era building. Several of the design features also serve an environmental purpose. A sculptural roof light covers the courtyard, providing sunlight to space below and generating renewable energy with integrated photovoltaic panels. An integrated rainwater collection system provides water for the bathrooms, trees and green walls. Apple Champs-Élysées is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.