Published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Christmas shopping in Paris means that you can take advantage of the world's finest stores for all your gifts for family and friends, and you'll take home presents that can have come from nowhere else.
Christmas shopping in Paris gives you the best gifts
Boulevard Haussmann is one of the most famous of all Parisian streets. And there you'll find one of the most famous of all Parisian department stores: the original Galeries Lafayette. This ten-storey Art Nouveau masterpiece is transformed at Christmas with decorations that will take your breath away. In past years, designers have hung a huge fully lit Christmas tree in the atrium at the centre of the store and this year they will be planning to outdo themselves with another fantastic display.
Of course what you've come to do is to shop. And this is one of the best places on earth to do it. Whatever it is that you want - from French perfumes, to designer clothing - you will find it here. Many departments will wrap your gifts for you too, to make them even more special.
For something a little unusual, try one of the many Christmas markets that spring up all over Paris at the festive season. On the Left Bank on Boulevard St Germain, for instance, stalls line the streets. Or take a trip to Montparnasse to join Parisians looking for unique gifts.
Hotel Herse d'Or is perfect for you Christmas shopping in Paris
At Hotel Herse d'Or we have the privilege of being located close to all the right Metro stops to take you directly to the heart of all these main districts. We always give you a warm welcome, and we are on hand to advise you which stores and markets to go to for the best Christmas shopping this year. We look forward to your visit this festive season.
Picture copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont
Hôtel de la Herse d’Or Paris,
a charming hotel in the heart of the Marais district in Paris.