Christmas shopping in Paris for all your festive needs
Published on 19 November 2013 in Fashion and Shopping
Christmas shopping in Paris is the ideal way to prepare yourself for the upcoming festive season. The city is renowned as a major shopping destination, but at this time of the year that reputation becomes enhanced to an astonishing degree. That’s because Paris becomes a magical winter wonderland for Christmas, lending the perfect ambience in which to enjoy your festive retail expedition. Two temples of shopping excellence can be found just fifteen minutes walk from Les Plumes Hotel. Galeries Lafayette and Printemps may well provide all of your Christmas requirements.
Christmas shopping in Paris in legendary surroundings
Located on the Boulevard Haussmann are the two legendary Parisian department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Classed as historic monuments and heritage sites, these buildings are beautiful examples of architecture which would be well worth seeing in their own right even if they were not stunning examples of retail heaven! Clearly laid out, exquisitely designed and a feast for the eyes, these stores are where you can find all the leading brands of high end men’s and women’s designer clothing plus jewellery and accessories, cosmetics, perfumes, home furnishings, toys, gourmet foods and much more. Gift ideas abound to make the festive season go with a swing.
During the Christmas period these stores are immaculately decorated, creating the perfect seasonal shopping atmosphere. The window displays have new themes each year. This time around Galeries Lafayette boasts Christmas décor designed by the Italian artist Valerio Festi and a giant tree with moving elements and decorations designed by Swatch. From the panoramic terrace atop Printemps you will be able to look out over the twinkling splendour of the magic that is Paris at Christmas.
Les Plumes Hotel will be your guide to Christmas shopping in Paris
Our hotel’s theme of the romantic charm of 19th century Paris fits in well with the architectural splendour of the Boulevard Haussmann department stores. Furthermore, allow us to guide you to the finest Paris Christmas shopping experiences.
Picture copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont