A second Apple Store opened on July 3rd, two steps from OpÃ©ra, 18 months after the brandâ€™s first Paris store opened in the Carroussel du Louvre in Nov 2009.
Named as Apple Opera Store, the design is a radical departure from the usual Apple Stores that you might have seen around the world.
The location has been under construction for well over a year, due to the need to preserve and restore historic architecture, such as wooden doors, arched windows and wrought-iron balcony railings on the exterior.
According to ifoAppleStore, the space is surprisingly small, taking up just 50 feet of the 115-foot face of the building along Rue HalÃ©vy.
The space represented by two window bays on the right and one on the left of the front doors are used for other purposes, chopping square-footage from the retail space.
Inside, the stainless steel and glass are gone, replaced entirely by marble, wrought-iron, stone and wood that match the features and colors of the existing building.
Overhead lighting fixtures hang from the ceiling, a significant departure from Appleâ€™s proven architectural design.