The holidays are approaching, so it's time to do something to delight yourself and your loved ones! Treat yourselves to a seasonal shopping break in Paris and take the opportunity to see the department store Christmas display windows that have become eagerly anticipated annual traditions. Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are waiting for you with wonderful gift ideas and astonishing window displays.
Your shopping spree on the Boulevard Haussmann
Perfectly located in the capital, behind the Opéra Garnier and before the Gare Saint-Lazare, the Boulevard Haussmann is certain to be your favourite shopping street. Here you will find two renowned Parisian department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Whether you are looking for a gift in the field of fashion, accessories, culture, decoration or small appliances, you’re certain to find your heart’s desire here. Trust to the tasteful, fashionable and diverse selections offered by these temples of shopping in Paris.
Christmas display windows; wonders guaranteed
Magnificent, ingenious and innovative, the Christmas display windows of the Parisian department stores have amazed all ages for generations. Discover the beauty of this much-loved institution that each year at this time brings a warm glow of delight to offset the chill of winter. Beloved characters miraculously come to life, many tips of the hat are made in reference to Christmas traditions, and whole tribes of toys thrill onlookers with the skill and vivid imagination that goes into their staging. For a Parisian break dedicated to Christmas shopping, book your room at the Hotel Daunou Opera. Located just 400 metres from the department stores, it offers an oasis of comfort and calm to which you will gratefully return after a tiring shopping spree.
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Hotel Daunou Opéra, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Opéra District