January is an eclectic month in Paris. If fashion is your thing we have Fashion Week in the second half of the month, while the 11th sees the launch of the Winter Sales. Finally, the 28th kicks off all the colour, spectacle and excitement that marks the Chinese New Year festivities. Trendsetting fashion fun, a golden opportunity for a shopping spree and a wonderful traditional event. How can you resist?
Fashion Week in Paris
Bringing together the hottest designers and greatest couturiers on today’s fashion scene, it’s the most anticipated event of its kind in the world. Yes, Paris Fashion Week is back, taking place this year from January 18th to 22nd, 2017 for men's fashion and from January 22nd to 26th for haute couture. The most important fashion occasion devoted exclusively to the world of women's and men's ready-to-wear, it offers an opportunity for those on the cutting edge of fashion to unveil their latest collections and precipitate tomorrow’s trends. Chic, glamour and luxury are in the spotlight and on the catwalk for nine days of parades, shows and parties. Following in the high heeled footsteps of New York, Milan and London, Paris welcomes the most emblematic names of haute couture such as Chanel, Gaultier, Valentino, Margiela and many others. The essential rendezvous for luxury and couture, Paris Fashion Week remains an unmissable event for professionals and brands.
Winter Sales create a Parisian shopping paradise
To the delight of fashionistas, shopaholics and bargain hunters the Paris Winter Sales begin on January 11th, 2017. For almost a month, shoppers in the world’s retail capital can benefit from the numerous promotions, cut prices and great deals offered by shops throughout the city. This bargain extravaganza is conducive to the discovery of internationally famed department stores and the great attractions of Paris at the same time. The Champs-Élysées, Opera, the Grands Boulevards, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps-Haussmann, Les Halles and many more locations are ready to plunge you into retail ecstasy. Ready-to-wear, household appliances, multimedia items and everyday products are waiting to be snapped up at budget-friendly discount prices. Enjoy your Parisian shopping sojourn and stay at the Hotel Daunou Opéra, just a step away from the department stores, for the utmost in convenience.
The Chinese New Year Festival
The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, which is also celebrated in Vietnam, will dazzle Paris with the bright colours of Asia on 28th January, 2017. This is when traditions mingle with festivities in a warm and family-friendly atmosphere. Each year the capital’s Chinese community organises a host of celebratory events in which spectacular costumes, dancing dragons, fireworks, music and displays of martial arts all play a part in delighting all ages. The first day of the Chinese lunar year is also an opportunity for all Chinese throughout the world to honour the memory of their ancestors and celebrate the family. The 8-day Chinese New Year festival is your chance to soak up the heritage and traditions of China and Asia, all in the heart of Paris.
Hotel Daunou Opera, an elegant 3-star hotel in Paris, opera district