It’s here again! The time when you can indulge in the joys of Christmas shopping, and there’s no better place to do so than the world’s retail therapy capital, Paris! Here are countless places to discover gifts that will delight young and old. Between department stores, concept stores and bookstores you can find everything you need. So, here’s our quick guide to the best shopping options in the capital.
Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, Bercy Village is a shopping, leisure and entertainment centre that boasts more than thirty restaurants and shops gathered together in a village-like environment. Among them, you’ll discover many brands that probably rank high on your Christmas shopping spree list. Here you can find the likes of Fnac; Maison Pradier and Nicolas for high quality delicacies; as well as Nature et Découvertes and many more.
A French chain of department stores located in the Paris region, Le Printemps is noted for its sumptuous decor and the many luxury, fashion and beauty brands it offers. When you browse the aisles of this historic place, you’re certain to come across gift idea to delight all ages.
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
The name Galeries Lafayette is synonymous with the concept of luxury shopping in Paris. Occupying three buildings, this legendary department store offers the best in fashion and luxury, as well as the top products for the home and a fabulous selection of quality foodstuffs for gourmets. An amazing range of choice, numbering some 3,500 brands, situated in luxurious and sophisticated surroundings… what more could you ask of your Yuletide gift buying trip? In addition, the store dons its spectacular Christmas finery from November 8th to December 30th and every year the most stunning, delightful and original seasonal display window scenarios are presented. These enchanting dream worlds must be seen to be believed.
Located in the 12th arrondissement, this bookstore boasts a huge number of books dealing predominantly with contemporary art, architecture and design, and so is the perfect place to find an original gift. Between critical essays, art books, monographic works, exhibition catalogues, specialist art magazines and original works, this place is a paradise for hunters of literary and artistic treasures.