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Paris becomes the capital of the Winter Sales

Paris becomes the capital of the Winter Sales

The Christmas period can be tough on the bank balance, yet you still want to ease the January blues with a little retail therapy. If so, we would like to offer an effective solution to your dilemma: the Paris Winter Sales, when department stores and small shops throughout the capital slash their prices. And to unwind after your shopping spree, we suggest a visit to an excellent wellness trade fair. If sport is your relaxation of choice, then opt for the 25th World Men’s Handball Championship, which also takes place this month.


A bargain bonanza in Paris

Get ready for the ultimate shopping expedition! The Paris Winter Sales begin on January 11th, 2017. Various department stores and other prime shopping locations are easily accessible from the Hotel Royal Cardinal. From 8:00 in the morning you can enjoy reduced prices on a vast number of items. To style up and fashion forward your wardrobe with the essentials or the hottest new items, or to give your home interiors a new lease of life, the great Parisian department stores and a fabulous array of smaller shops await your retail pleasure. Why not start with the famous department stores located on the boulevards? BHV Marais, Bon Marché and Printemps offer reduced prices amidst a very chic setting, so you can find great gifts or treat yourself. Your home will benefit from designer furniture or totally original decorative items. If you intend to stay in the city for a while, be aware that prices can be reduced by up to 70% towards the end of the sales period, which wraps up on February 21st.


A moment of relaxation

You’ll probably need a break after all that shopping and the Salon du Bien-être, held from January 26th to 30th at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, offers the ideal opportunity to relax. Nutrition, health and fitness, alternative medicine, thalassotherapy... all the ways by which you can feel better every day are covered by this health and wellness trade fair. This is your chance to find out about a wide range of beneficial subjects, including yoga, vegan cooking and massage. A Health Bar awaits to energize you with totally natural juices. A Zen master is available you to teach you the methods of successful meditation. Learn more through talks and workshops organised by experts. The mind’s influence on the body, sport for all, and digestive flora are some of the subjects presented.


Unwind with champions

Feeling relaxed? So how about going to see a handball game? Staying in Paris between January 11th and 29th will give you the opportunity to attend the 25th World Men’s Handball Championship at the Accorhotels Arena. Several matches will take place - group stage, eighth, quarter, semi and final. Twenty-four teams will compete, including France, the champions in 2015, who will be aiming to seize their sixth gold medal at this tournament. Enjoy a great atmosphere with fellow enthusiasts or discover this action-packed sport for the first time. And after all that excitement you can quickly return to your room for a good night’s sleep via the various public transport options available.



Hotel Royal Cardinal, a 2-star hotel in Paris, in the heart of the Latin Quarter