Magical moments: Christmas shopping in Paris
Published on 10 November 2017 in Fashion and Shopping
At Christmas time, Paris deserves its City of Light nickname more than ever. The avenues are illuminated, trees are adorned with a thousand garlands, shops are decorated and there is a warm atmosphere in every café and restaurant. All these things invite you to immerse yourself in the magical festive atmosphere. And, of course, it's time to do your Christmas shopping.
Department stores and animated windows
Ideally located in the heart of the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Les Plumes is an excellent starting point for a walk to the big stores and their spectacular window displays. Galleries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, Bon Marché and BHV compete with creative and imaginative installations that will help you to choose original or personalised gifts for your loved ones. The whole family will gasp with delight at windows decorated with Christmas scenes and the children will adore the animated features.
The charm of the traditional Christmas markets
For a complete change of setting, rediscover the holiday magic at the capital's various Christmas markets. Sample all the flavours of an Alsatian Christmas at the Gare de l'Est close to your hotel or, if you prefer handmade crafts, you can admire the artist's creations at the Notre-Dame Christmas market in the Viviani square. Choose from a huge range of delicacies, traditional decorations and unique gifts and your Christmas shopping will be done in the blink of an eye! Finally, don't forget the Christmas markets that are organised by charitable foundations such as the Fééries d'Auteuil and the Cardiac Surgery Mécénat market at the Palais des Congrès.
Our team at Les Plumes Hotel will be happy to assist with directions or suggestions for Christmas shopping. They're also on hand to help you book moments of relaxation and rest to recover from this hectic activity!