Shopping in Paris

Planning to do some shopping in Paris? Come on, admit it… like or not, when you visit Paris, shopping is going to happen at a certain point! That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to spend a fortune in the many shops that this wonderful city has. We will try to help you as much as we can, to give you some good tips to stay in a budget, and to maximize your time spent shopping while offering some nearby attractions for those who would rather skip the shopping experience altogether.

Let’s start with the Champs-Elysees – probably one of the most famous streets in the world and top attractions in the city of lights. It is most infamous for all the (quite expensive) shops that line the street. If you plan to save your shopping venture down the Champs-Elysees for the weekend be advised: some shops will have waiting lines that can rival nearby attractions! For those of you looking to avoid the shopping excursion down the busy Champs-Elysees, you can visit the Grand Palais museum or the Arc de Triomphe. Why not visit them for free with the Paris Pass? For more information about this money saving pass that can really enhance your time in Paris – check our Paris offers for all the details.

Where to find the best shopping in Paris?

Galleries Lafayette and Printemps are two of the biggest shopping centers in all of Paris; together they dwarf Macy’s in New York City. These shops are an attractive alternative to shopping on the Champs-Elysees as you can find all that you want centrally located in one location. Every major designer from perfume to shoes is easily accessible for the eager shopper.

The other hidden gem that makes shopping at Printemps attractive to those more reluctant shoppers is hidden on the tenth floor. Some of the most amazing views in all of Paris are viewed from the roof of the cafeteria and the best part is that it is all completely free! And for those looking for a quick snack after a long day of shopping this is a great alternative to the nearby expensive restaurants.

Time for something else? The area of Printemps and Galleries Lafayette is located near the Opera and A Paris Story – 2 Paris attractions you could explore for free with your Paris Pass! The best insider tip we can offer, if you’re looking for the best shopping experience in all of Paris is to plan your trip in January or July when all the stores offer savings up to 75% off all their merchandise, during the entire month. For more money saving tips check out our other exclusive videos to find out how to save time and money during your stay in this magical city.

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