France Shopping

  • Christmas Window in Paris
    Christmas Window in Paris
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  • Marché aux Puce St. Ouen
    Marché aux Puce St. Ouen
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  • Au Printemps au début du printemps.
    Au Printemps au début du printemps.
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France Shopping

  • Galeries Lafayette

    Paris Shopping

    the epitome of coming to France by many, high capital of fashion if for me a bit pricey. knowing Paris well. It is here since 1912 th its cupola or dome and the store since 1894. HOwever, there is no denying this is tops, and a visit at least to the gourmet area and the top floor restaurant is a must. update; today sept 15 the Lafayette gourmand...

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  • Galeries Lafayette

    Nice Shopping

    The famous Galeries Fayayette but seems things are less expensive thant GL in Paris. You will find almost everything for gifts and your own use. women and men clothes. Gifts As much as you can afford but things are not too cheap but not too expensive, either.

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  • Local flavor shops

    Strasbourg Shopping

    Strasbourg is very famous for lot of number of high -end chocolate shops. In fact these shops is much look like chocolate jewelry shops. All chocolate creations and candies are like art. They are very delicious but the only problem is that prices are also seemed closer to jewelry store than to a candy store. But enjoy, life is only one!!!!!

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  • Shopping in the Pedestrian Streets

    Lille Shopping

    For us is only a short drive and I often come to shops in Lille on a weekend especially when during sales, prices drops down Lille is the largest shopping city after Paris in France! Trendy outfits you score the big fashion chains in the commercial center of the ultramodern Euralille in Lille-Europe station But besides the well-known chains, there...

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  • FLEA/STREET MARKETS

    Rouen Shopping

    There are really two I went often when living in Versailles here, and Brittany nowdays. The one at the place du vieux marché where the Jeanne d'Arc Church is and the one we like even more as more local is by place Saint Marc this one last is held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6h to 18h, Sundays from 6h to 13h30 it is a food market and...

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  • Souvenirs

    Paris Shopping

    This is my first ever Paris shopping Tip. I'm not seriously into shopping so I leave those tips to the experts. However, we found a really fun store on our last trip. It is a chain of six stores in Paris selling my favorite French purchase . . . scarves. I always buy at least one scarf when we go to France and usually get it (or them) at my...

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  • Flower Market

    Nice Shopping

    Tempting bundles of beautifully displayed flowers greeted us outside shops along the Coeurs Saleya--such vivid colors! We passed by on our way to the Promenade, stopping often to sniff in appreciation at all the delightful scents around us. It seemed that each small town or city we visited in France contained a flower shop or stand somewhere in...

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  • Christmas Market

    Strasbourg Shopping

    The atmosphere of Strasbourg's Christmas markets should be experienced by everyone. Walking around in the crisp air beneath the city's fabulous Cathedral while browsing through gifts reflective of France brings a whole new perspective to the holiday spirit! Everything from French postcards depicting the cathedral, to sweaters, berets, candles,...

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  • Euralille

    Lille Shopping

    An ultramodern shopping center in Lille, just a few minutes walk from the center of town in this huge shopping mall you will find more than 130 stores in a mixed but mostly chain-like caliber Expect things like H & M, Zara, Sephora, Bershka, Esprit, Mango, Morgan, Naf-Naf, Pimkie, Foot Locker, Nature and Discoveries, Agatha, Yves Rocher, etc. A...

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  • STORES/MALLS

    Rouen Shopping

    Auzou is the best chocolate maker in Rouen. It is working since 1634 in this house. Larmes de Jeanne d'Arc (Tears of Joan of Arc) : almond lightly grilled, added with nougatine and coated whith chocolate. Agneau Rouennais (Rouen's lamb), kind of Genoa bread. Confit de pommes Macarons de Grand'mère Auzou

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  • Champs Elysées

    Paris Shopping

    I may be stating the obvious by listing the Champs Elysees as a shopping tip, but although the avenue is long, huge, and easy to get lost in; you can find almost anything you're looking for there - clothes, jewellry, children's items, electronics, souvenirs, food, movie theatres, etc. I would reserve more than a couple hours, maybe even a full day...

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  • Wazemmes market

    Lille Shopping

    An array of market stalls, stands and shops, in a network of roads. This is the best place to buy your food and drink, fresh vegetables, cosmetics etc. It starts very early on Sunday and finishes by 1-2pm. The best bargains for flowers are to be had just around closing tile, so be strategic with your purchases. One of our favourite things to buy...

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  • Le Forum des Halles

    Paris Shopping

    I didn't mind entering this mall several times in my last visit - while the women browsed the shops, I was compensated with a couple of good pictures of the monuments and gardens around, and the shopping mall itself. Please don't ask what they sell inside - the same articles, the same brands, the same (high) prices as anywhere else in the global...

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  • Food and Drink

    Lille Shopping

    Every town in France has one or more supermarkets the French supermarkets are usually large and have a very wide range for fresh products such as meat, fish and bread Very typical of French, their grocery stores are a lot bigger compared to Belgian supermarket, we are often to do our grocery in Auchan supermarket which lies in the border France...

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  • Monoprix

    Paris Shopping

    My favorite place to shop while abroad is the grocery store or supermarche. From picking up bottled water, to snacks and local foods and drinks, we always find something to buy at the local grocer. When we don't feel like eating a full meal, it's a great place to stop and pick up a picnic lunch all in one stop although sometimes it's more fun to go...

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  • Vielle Bourse

    Lille Shopping

    Underneath the arches of the Vieille Bourse, you can visit the books sale in the afternoon. Some vendors selling old books and other people playing chess in a beautiful surrounding! A nice place to sit, relax and take in the atmosphere.

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  • Sephora

    Paris Shopping

    Walked in to Sephora yesterday morning to pick up a lipbalm. Had some time to kill so checked out the stands. I felt the eyes of the security guard on me as he followed me around. But eagle eye clearly let down his guard when i was actually paying and then accosted me on my way out and pretty much accused me of stealing. Unpleasant and unnecessary....

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  • Printemps

    Paris Shopping

    wonderful cafe on top floor, great fashion, a symbol of France, need to visit. you have all in the webpage, I have been so many times over the years and so lazy to write about it. My fav is to to the terrace in good weather to eat; shopping is second for me there lol!!! a bit of history The store was created on may 11 1865 choosing an new area...

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  • Les Puces - Flea Markets

    Paris Shopping

    there are several but the main ones are An up and comer that I visit recently is at La Bastille, where they have renovated many old buildings around it to make room for artists shops; the marché de la Bastille,is on terrain of boulevard Richard-Lenoir and has 115 tables. It is open Thursdays and Sundays from 7h to 14h30. walking you get to it...

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  • Street Markets

    Paris Shopping

    SPAM does not necessarily mean the same in French as in English. Though French computer-users may know the English word SPAM meaning unwanted junk e-mails, in French the letters S.P.A.M. are also used as the abbreviated name of the Société Parisienne d'Animation et de Manifestation, a society that organizes street markets (also known as brocantes)...

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  • Carrousel du Louvre

    Paris Shopping

    These are many shops underground by the Louvre, hightly popular with visitors it has added Lacoste store recently to its lineups. The boutiques stores hours are Mondays to Sundays 10h to 20h and holidays as well. in the back you have the comédie Française on the sides you have exit to the Tuileries and the Louvre. and it has a branch of the Au...

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  • Samaritaine

    Paris Shopping

    La Samaritaine was and will be an institution in Paris, known to shoppers and visitors alike for years. It was founded by Ernest Cognacq and his wife Louise Jay in 1869. Several adjacent buildings were acquired over time and converted, turning the store into a vast emporium and much-loved shopping destination – a Paris institution. In 2005, it was...

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  • Tati

    Paris Shopping

    I went to Paris to shop for ladies clothes, shoes and accessories. Now, Paris is known for it's high end shops but as most of us can't afford to pop into Chanel or Dior luckily there are plenty of High Street shops as well. Rue the Rivoli between Metro stations Louvre-Rivoli and Hotel de Ville has H&M, Pimkie, Berska, Etam, C&A, Mango, Zara and...

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  • Rue de Rivoli

    Paris Shopping

    I spend a lot of time around Palais Royale, it's one of my favorite places in Paris to wander after Montmartre of course. Here under the arches of the Palais Royale along Rue du Rivoli are the many stalls of souvenir shops which are lined with all sorts of stuff. I usually like to puruse the stands and see if there is anything unique or of...

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  • Louis Vuitton

    Paris Shopping

    Louis Vuitton, one of many French prestige brands known worldwide, was created in 1854. It's one of the world's leading international luxury fashion houses. Luggage is still made by hand. "The woven frames of each trunk are made of 30-year-old poplar that has been allowed to dry for at least four years. Each trunk has a serial number and can take...

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  • Electronics

    Paris Shopping

    well this is it, my boys favorite store, and one more. HEre you get all the latest video games, in all machines systems, and the opportunity to exchange and sale the used one for new ones. A card gives you points for discount certificates later on. great and be aware of dishing out some money for the kids while in Paris. the system is Pal/Secam so...

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  • Second Hand

    Paris Shopping

    After an afternoon of record hunting CROCO DISC turned out to be our last stop. What a pleasant surprise to be welcomed in this loaded shop. It may look like a worn dusty shop, but the knowlegeable tenants are very happy to dig the rarest records from somewhere in the building. I already had a good hunt that day, but the records I got here just...

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  • FNAC

    Paris Shopping

    You can get concert tickets or a Museum Pass at the big fnac store in the shopping center at Forum Les Halles. I have also ordered opera tickets through their website www.fnac.com. Besides tickets, they also sell books, CDs and DVDs, computers, television sets, cameras, video-games, etc. Actually there are eight fnac stores in Paris, all with...

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  • La Valee Village

    Paris Shopping

    If you like Outlets I will indicate you to La Villée Village, it's a "unique outlet shopping village" it's located only 30 minutes from the center of Paris, and a 5 minutes from the Disney Park. I looked at the opening hour: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm (7pm during the winter time) and Sundays from 11 am to 7pm. How you can get there: 1) By...

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  • Bakeries

    Paris Shopping

    You get more local when you visit the place more than 3rd time, maybe it's personal but with me is so. This time when I went to Paris I really wanted to have some gastronomic tour :) so I spent some time in cake shops. Walking from Les Halles towards Louvre I found very VERY delicious cakes in Gosselin shop. The variety is very big as well as you...

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  • Sales

    Paris Shopping

    Normally the image you think of when you think of Parisians is that they are well dressed. The vast majority are quite well dressed, no doubt about it. I did see some stores while walking around that seemed to cater to the anti-fashionista in Paris. The shirts in this store were on sale (rightfully so!) So just when you think that all the...

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  • Shoes

    Paris Shopping

    Update since 2009. I thought about changing the photos, but these shoes are still in style here in Paris. This is a nice store, but the sales people leave a lot to be desired. I bought two pairs of shoes here in spite of their unfriendliness. The styles are very classic. The flats pictured here are an inspiration of the late Roger Vivier, my...

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  • Bazaar Hotel de Ville

    Paris Shopping

    store is been remodeled, maybe a name change but the same owners of the Galerie Lafayette will be grand in coming. It will be more grand with better quality while the prices down, and it will have a name possibly the ones out are BHV Marais for September 2013. Main store will be clothing, and mens of course with shoes on the ground floor and first...

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  • Bon Marché

    Paris Shopping

    “For my part I believe that the Tower will possess its own beauty.” — Gustave Eiffel, his response to critics of his Tower in a February 1887 interview with the newspaper Le Temps Although Le Bon Marché is renowned for La Boutique Mariage, Wedding Boutique, and has a large and prestigious Beauty and Cosmetics Department, I am here to praise its...

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  • Passages

    Paris Shopping

    Located in one of the beautiful passages in the 2nd arrondissement, Passage Choiseul, is a papeterie called Lavrut, where I picked up some "moleskine" notebooks, the kind Hemingway used, for Mr. Connolly and a pink pen with fluffy feathers on the end for my daughter. I know moleskin notebooks may be purchased in the US but it's just more fun to...

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  • Longchamp

    Paris Shopping

    So, you have seen the bag of your life (at least for this season) in a department store or a boutique but you hesitate as it is slightly above your budget ? Pay a visit to La Marorquinerie Parisienne (LMP for short). Here you can find (and not only during the sales period) branded articles (not Haute Couture or Vuitton but Lancel, Longchamp,...

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  • Wine

    Paris Shopping

    After a few moments of internet research, we found a place where we could taste Armagnac before buying. A quick call the next morning confirmed that they open on Mondays. 7th heaven if you like wine & Armagnac. It is owned by a family Armagnac producer in Condom. That’s a town in the Gers area, before anyone deletes/reports me. A bit west of...

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  • Shakespeare & Company

    Paris Shopping

    I love book shops but.....Hannah spent an hour in here she kept disappearing with some books and reappearing with different books whilst I stood about getting in peoples way. there are thousands of books and many people in very narrow aisles. A very popular bookshop BOOKS AVERAGE PRICES

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  • Children

    Paris Shopping

    Fashion lovers--take note: this place is to you what Disneyland is to small children. Stocking every kind of fashion magazine and/or source material you can think of, this store is a place in which I could spend hours...days...months...years...well, you get the idea. This place is for serious, no-kidding-around designers and graphics people (but...

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  • Fauchon

    Paris Shopping

    When I'm in Paris I usually stay in the area around La Madeleine so that I entered already in the past at Fauchon by curiosity and again this year after they renovated the premises. Personally if preferred the former décor but that does not change the quality of the food. I pretend to be a rational "homo economicus" so that I have some questions...

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  • Bookshops

    Paris Shopping

    I’ve always liked the big Gibert Joseph bookshop on the Boul’ Mich’ (Boulevard Saint Michel) in the Latin Quarter because that’s where I used to buy my books when I was a student in Paris half a century ago. The store is still very much the same now as it was back then, and they still have a huge selection of new and used books spread out over six...

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  • Rue Mouffetard

    Paris Shopping

    While France is a gluten heaven, it is not impossible to find gluten free food in Paris Here is a list of shops selling gluten free products RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA NATURE 96, rue Mouffetard 75005 Paris Tel: 01 43 36 59 34 LE JARDIN DE VIE 13, rue Brezin 75014 Paris Tel: 01 45 43 54 98 EUBIA 84, avenue de St Mande 75012 Paris Tel: 01 43 44 12 67 LE...

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  • Decathlon Sporting Goods

    Paris Shopping

    Decathlon - Madeleine (access from Metro) This is a sporting goods shop full of everything you can think of. Reasonable prices and great choice. Well, its not so much the sporting goods i'm recommending. Snack food and drinks are more cheaper in here than in most other places. If you need to stock up on drinks buy them all here in one go. It WILL...

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  • Zara

    Paris Shopping

    It's not Pavlovian, but, while in Paris, I'm starting to associate Zara with rain: One day, it started raining while we were close to the Opera Garnier - Fernanda found immediately one Zara and entered, while I stayed almost two hours at the door waiting for the rain to stop. It didn't until the shop's closing time, and we had to run back to the...

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  • Flower Market

    Paris Shopping

    The place is magical and the ambiance is superb in the Cité, it is here since 1808 .Specialized market flowers, birds, other small pets. A halfway between market covered and uncovered, the flower market consists of pavilions of time 1900. It is open every day from 8 h to 19 h. The bird market opens Sunday and offers a wide variety of birds...

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