Why not enjoy Your Christmas shopping in Paris?
Published on 10 November 2014 in Fashion and Shopping
The festive season is fast approaching and our thoughts are swiftly turning to the joys of Christmas shopping. For a true Yuletide retail extravaganza this year, why not enjoy the delights of Paris? The city is bursting with great gift ideas, seasonal and regional specialities and loads of entertainment for the times when you’re not hitting the shops, so why not stay at Les Plumes Hotel, which provides an elegant setting near to the Metro for quick and convenient access to all parts of the capital?
Have a magical shopping adventure in Paris this Christmas
The famous department stores of Paris are a shopper’s paradise. There’s so much to be found in one location in the fabulous likes of Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Whether you are looking for clothing, perfume, cosmetics, jewellery, prestige watches, household goods or speciality foods, you will find them and much more in these fine establishments. As an added bonus, you get to enjoy the amazing window displays created by leading designers. This year Printemps offers the animated narrative of a young boy’s flying journey by umbrella from London to Paris, as conceived and created by Burberry. Then at Galeries Lafayette you’ll find that the monsters have taken over and turned the huge Christmas tree upside down!
Another great Christmas shopping treat in Paris is found in roaming the seasonal markets. In locations such as the foot of the Sacré Cœur basilica in Montmartre and along the Champs Elysées you will find quaint, traditional wooden chalets selling artisanal food and drink, arts and crafts and some truly unusual gifts.
• Village de Noël des Champs-Elysées : 15 novembre au 5 janvier 2015
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8e
From Rond-point des Champs-Elysées to the Place de la Concorde
Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt, lines 1 et 9 - Concorde, lines 1, 8 et 12
• Village de Noël à Montmartre : 5 décembre au 4 janvier 2015
Place du Tertre, Paris 18ème
Picture copyright holder : Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont
Les Plumes Hotel Paris, a romantic Hotel Paris Opera