Best wishes for the New Year from the team at Hotel Royal Cardinal.
Published on 12 January 2015, dans Fashion and shopping
The year gets off to an exciting start with the Paris winter sales from 7th January to 17th February and it’s a great time to plan a shopping trip with family or friends. Search for bargains on both banks of the River Seine from the hotel’s enviable location in the heart of the Latin Quarter, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the capital.
Who doesn’t love a bargain? The winter sales in Paris are among the best in Europe, and you can find designer clothing and luxury must have items at the most attractive prices. Shop for your favourite high street brands at stylish shopping centres like Forum des Halles and the Beaugrenelle or explore areas like rue de Rivoli, Saint-Germain-des-Pres and Montparnasse. The Royal Cardinal is close to the metro so you can reach all of the city’s main shopping streets and districts in just a few minutes.
Brilliant bargains and tantalising treats
Everyone deserves a little retail therapy to chase away the winter blues and malls such as the Beaugrenelle and Forum des Halles are a great way to combine a chic shopping trip with a family day out. The Beaugrenelle Centre is spread over 6 floors, and three areas – Magnetic, City and Panoramic offer an exceptional mix of luxury designer brands like Michael Kors and Baccarat and high street names like Zara and Hollister. Forum des Halles is the city’s biggest mall, and you’ll be spoiled for choice in this underground treasure trove. Pick up clothing from Desigual and New Look, or take a look at the latest in gaming at Zappos.
Rue du Rivoli is one of the city’s longest streets and the winter sales sees concept stores and crafts shops close to the Marais end offer discounts of up to 50%. Local neighbourhoods such as Montparnasse are filled with unique shops that bring an elegant touch to bargain hunting. Visit the famous Sophie Sacs store in Rue de Rennes, or pick up French wines from Le Cave des Papilles in Rue Daguerre.
Close to Hotel Royal Cardinal, the Saint-Germain-des-Pres area is a must for book lovers. Iconic shops like Shakespeare & Company will thrill literature fans, while comic enthusiasts will adore Album. Pick up discount children’s books from Chantelivre or treat yourself to gourmet chocolates from Patrick Roget.
• Le Bon Marché, 24 Rue de Sèvres, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 01 44 39 80 00
Metro : Sèvres - Babylone, lines 10,12
• Forum des Halles, 101 Porte Berger, Paris 1rd
Metro : Châtelet, line 4
RER A - B - D : Les Halles
• Beaugrenelle shopping mall: 12 Rue Linois, Paris 15e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 53 95 24 00
Metro: Charles Miches, line 10 - Bir Hakeim, line 6
Picture « Beaugrenelle shopping mall » copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont
Hotel Royal Cardinal, a 2-star hotel in Paris, in the heart of the Latin Quarter