If you are a shopping addict, then December month is just another good occasion to get to one of the most visited travel destinations and experience the world of fashion. Looking for the best shopping areas in Paris? Or perhaps the most exquisite experience in the French capital, a perfect place to identify the best shops, famous boutiques, or large markets.
For many reasons, Paris continues to be called the fashion capital, especially because it hosts Fashion week, an important event held in the Carrousel du Louvre and it’s an excellent opportunity to be up to date with the newest fashion trends for the next season. Moreover, Paris is home to the best home designers like Chanel, Dior, Jean-Paul Gautier, and Vuitton, as well as the place where the concept of haute couture was initially invented.
Although there are lots of top points of interest that attract millions of tourists to Paris, shopping lovers can identify some of the best areas where they can discover the latest trends in fashion from world-known designers. Step into the magnificent world of shopping in the capital of France and take a look at the best shopping streets available in the city.
Avenue des Champs Elysees
We have no doubt that’s the most famous shopping area in the city, as well as one of the most populated with locals and tourists, eager to discover all those chic yet elegant shops, trendy boutiques such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, Valentino, Cartier and more. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, you still can enjoy these delightful stores or try another way for relaxing like cinemas, cafes, or restaurants. Moreover, this large avenue offers a beautiful view of the two iconic French monuments: the Arc de Triomphe on one way or the Place de la Concorde on the other one which can be visited during your shopping session.
Rue de Rivoli
Exquisite and trendy shops can be found on Rivoli Street, one of the longest streets of the city that passes along the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuilleries, a beautiful zone where tourists can discover a large number of shops and magazines that can’t be actually visited in one day. After all, you’ve come here with one main purpose: to cross all shopping districts and see the new trends for the upcoming season, right? Be ready to explore original yet catchy boutiques with interesting things, as well as shops with nice souvenirs. If you go all the way to the Place of Hotel de Ville, there’s an excellent shopping area called BVH, one of the largest stores in Paris where you can find lots of products at a very reasonable price tag.
Another large shopping area that might offer tourists lots of options is Les Halles, a huge shopping center located in the first arrondissement of Paris. Despite its ultra central location, it is also one of the most populated commercial centers where visitors will surely love the traditional French shops, all those places for entertainment purposes (cinema, swimming pool) or a large green space of over four hectares. Enjoy a shopping session in this lively area of the French capital.