Shopping Paris: Discover Where You Need to Go

In Paris, there are a few things you need to do during your stay. You’ll obviously want to see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe and visit the Louvre Museum. But one thing that people from all around the world come to Paris for is shopping, of course!

If you are visiting Paris, there are a few things you need to do during your stay. You’ll obviously want to see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, and you probably have plans to visit the Louvre Museum. But one thing that people from all around the world come to Paris for is shopping, of course! There is no shortage of amazing shopping areas in Paris, so you’ll definitely want to check out at least a few of them.

We are going to cover some of our favourites, but keep in mind that there are endless amounts of shops in Paris for you to cover. And if you were wondering, no, you cannot shop too much. That’s what Paris bag storage sites are for. Drop your shopping bags off at one of these locations, so you can continue shopping all day long.

Westfield Forum des Halles

Widely regarded as one of Europe’s most impressive shopping malls, Westfield Forum des Halles is a modern mall that was built on the same ground where the historic Les Halles marketplace once stood. While the marketplace was demolished in 1971, the Westfield Forum still pays homage to the historic site in its name. The mall reopened in 2016 featuring unique contemporary architecture that lets in the natural light, making the mall a stunning sight in and of itself. As for the shops, you will find a variety of different stores to browse. You will find major designers, as well as smaller independent designers, featured throughout the mall, in addition to a movie theater, music academy, and tons of must-try restaurants. The Westfield Forum des Halles is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day except Sunday, when it opens an hour later.

Triangle D’ro

If you are looking for luxury shopping, the Triangle D’ro is going to be on your list. Also known as the Golden Triangle, this stunning street is lined with trees that offer the perfect backdrop for the line of extravagant shops. You can find all of your favourite luxury designers on this street, such as Dior and Chanel, but you will also see some fast fashion stores housed in lavish shopfronts. We guarantee that you’ll never see another H&M that looks as opulent as the one located in the Triangle D’ro.

Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette is a must-see location for anyone travelling to Paris. This grand department store has been around since 1912 and is around 70,000 square meters in size. The centrepiece of this stunning shopping experience is the 43-meter tall cupola, which can be seen from across the city. Once you get inside you will find a range of upmarket fashion, homewares, and lifestyle brands. You will also find a large selection of cosmetics, jewellery, electronics, home goods, and more.

There is also a building that accompanies it called the Lafayette Maison and Gourmet, which is home to a variety of international food stores and restaurants. Galeries Lafayette is open from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm every day except Sunday, when it is open from 11 am to 8 pm.

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché is Paris’ oldest department store. It was founded in 1838 but has since gone through a series of renovations, further expanding this massive shopping centre. The renovations were designed by Gustave Eiffel, who designed the infamous Eiffel Tower. You will find glass ceilings and art deco escalators courtesy of this famous designer.

Today, shoppers will find an extensive selection of high-end wares ranging from fashion to food and home goods inside this opulent building. Once you have finished shopping, head across the street to La Grande Épicerie de Paris, which houses the culinary side of the department store. This shopping centre is open from 10 am to 8 pm every day except for Sunday, when it operates from 11 am to 7:45 pm.

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Shopping in Paris

Shopping in Paris is a magical experience that people all over the world dream of having. Even if you didn’t leave room in your luggage to bring back half of Paris, you can still enjoy the shopping malls for their stunning architecture, sophisticated design, and delicious eateries. These are just a few of our favourites, but there are so many more shopping experiences in Paris that aren’t listed here. Make sure to check out a few of our favourite spots during your trip to Paris for the ultimate shopping experience.

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