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Superlative shopping


NOT only is Paris one of the world’s greatest cities and justifiably famous for its fine dining, history and culture. But it is also renowned as one of THE best shopping destinations in the world!

Our highly enjoyable Paris shopping weekend break is one of our most popular tours. Here’s why we enjoy it so much!


Paris is a wonderful city to visit


Why is Paris so popular for shopping?


The answer to this is probably variety. Whether you like sleek modern department stores, contemporary shops and brands, or traditional markets and antiques, Paris has them all.

Here are just a few of the places where we like to shop when we are in town.



Perfect Paris!


Department stores


Paris has a fabulous selection of department stores – some of which are large enough for a whole day’s worth of shopping! A great way to shop and find lots of different types of products all under one roof.

Here are some of our favourites:

Bon Marché Rive Gauche
24 rue de Sèvres – 75007 Paris

The Bon Marché Rive Gauche is located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

It was originally opened in 1852, making it Paris’s first department store. It is distinctively French so a must-visit on your shopping itinerary.


A wide range of luxury goods


Printemps Paris Haussmann
64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009

Only a little younger is the iconic Printemps Paris Haussman which is also an historic monument. It was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and has more than 44,000 m² of fashion and luxury goods over 25 floors and three buildings.

The famous panoramic terrace is well worth a visit for its amazing views.


The cupola above the tearoom of the Boulevard Haussmann Printemps store.


Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
40 boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris

Another Parisian landmark, the Galeries Lafayette has a huge range of products and gourmet experiences in one store. A great way to spend an afternoon.


Galeries Lafayette


Flea and antique markets


If you fancy a potter and a browse outdoors, then Paris has a great selection of vintage and flea markets, where you can pick-up curios, antiques, and vintage and second hand items:

  • Paul Bert Serpette (96-110 rue des Rosiers – 18 rue Paul Bert – 93400 Saint-Ouen). The world’s largest antique and decor market which has been in operation for over half a century. Made up of 400 individual shops and stalls.
  • Paris Puces de Vanves (Avenues Georges Lafenestre et Marc Sangnier – 75014 Paris). This outdoor market is open every Saturday and Sunday morning. For a wide range of goods – trinkets, souvenirs, antiques, paintings and furniture.
  • Marché aux puces de Paris Saint-Ouen (Porte de Clignancourt – 93400 Saint-Ouen). Attracting several million visitors each year this market is a fantastic destination for rummagers and bargain hunters.


Amazing finds at Paris Flea Markets


The best shopping districts


If you are more interested in a general wander – there are a number of districts which are famous for their shops.

The Golden Triangle around the Champs-Elysées is renowned for its high end luxury boutiques. Great for window shopping even if you don’t want to buy.


The Champs-Elysées


Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Sèvres-Babylone and rue de Rennes are the places to go for clothes, from designer items to High Street brands like H&M and Gap.

Stroll between the Louvre and Opéra, the Palais-Royal and the district around rue Saint-Honoré for more boutiques and galleries.


Paris Streets


The Marais area is famous for alternative and avant garde shopping experiences with a focus on fashion.

The Rue de Passy in the 16th arrondissement is a busy and bustling shopping street.  It has a major shopping centre, Passy Plaza, with big brands including Gap, H&M, Lacoste Woman, and Eleven Paris.


The hustle and bustle of Paris streets


Food & Drink


All of France is famous for its food and the quality of its produce. Shopping in Paris offers many gastronomic options.

Marché Raspail
Boulevard Raspail – Entre les rues du Cherche-Midi et de Rennes – 75006 Paris

This traditional market is held twice a week in the 6th arrondissement, and becomes an organic market on Sundays.


Delightful French produce


La Grande Épicerie de Paris
38 rue de Sèvres – 75007 Paris

La Grand Epicerie de Paris is famous in the world of Parisian gastronomy. A huge and delectable range of quality foods all together in one hall. A must see even if you don’t intend to buy.


Find out more


Find out more about our weekend shopping break in Paris or get in touch with us for more information. We look forward to travelling with you soon!