The Sales – Les Soldes d’Hiver – start at the beginning of January in France. The perfect excuse for a shopping excursion and the chance to pick up a bargain in Paris.
Lots of hotels and shops support the city’s sales frenzy by offering special promotions or complimentary extras. For instance hotels might offer complimentary breakfasts throughout January. Some hotels will throw in complimentary bottles of wine or champagne, upgrades and late departures or tickets to exhibitions and cruises on the River Seine.
To help you make the most of your shopping trip, pick up the free Paris Shopping Book from tourist offices in the town. At the cutting edge of fashion, this handy bilingual French/English shopping guide suggests themed itineraries that combine fashion addresses with cultural and gourmet pauses. Shopping is above all a question of lifestyle and six profiles of shoppers have been identified and developed by the Paris Bureau’s teams: Bohemian-Chic, Trendy, Select, Ethic-Ethnic, Creative and Savvy. Everyone to their own favourite shopping districts and everyone to their own bespoke shopping itineraries.