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France Shopping

  • Galeries Lafayette

    Paris Shopping

    Most of you are too young to remember this, but back in the twentieth century it was customary for department stores to consist of – departments. If you were looking for, say, men’s trousers, all you had to do was take a deep breath, enter the store, find your way through a maze of perfume and jewelry counters, and then somewhere near the...

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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

    Lille is a university town so has a very young population, this is reflected in the shops. There are a mix of funky shops and boutiques selling diverse ranges. Artisans sell their wares and there is also a mix of fashion outlets ranging from designer names to tiny boutiques. When it comes to shopping, Lille does it with style. Generally shops...

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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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  • Le Forum des Halles

    Paris Shopping

    there is construction going on all around and inside the Forum, but shops are open until 20H http://www.forumdeshalles.com/W/do/centre/horaires The entries to the shopping place is many, I will count the ones I preferred, Porte Lescot : after the rue Pierre-Lescot,near of rue Saint-Denis, just in front of rue de la Cossonnerie, by rolling stairs at...

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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

    When the decision was finally made, in 1986, to construct the Channel Tunnel and to establish a rail link between London and Continental Europe, Lille was chosen as one of the intermediate stations. It is here that what was to become the Eurostar high-speed line splits with one line going to Paris and the other to Brussels. At the time the city...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Champs Elysées

    Paris Shopping

    shopping your hearts contents all over the big avenue;then head over to the Port de Suffren for Maxim's the nice boat of Pierre Cardin to have some wine, chocolates, and foie gras for the bigger guys in us ::) from 10h to 20h, with tasting on the upper deck of the boat,near just below the Tour Eiffel;entry is free.Shopping is not ::) Christmas in...

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  • Souvenirs

    Paris Shopping

    Ok, you already know it, you can find everything in Paris. The only problem is to have enough money to pay! With so many tourists there are many souvenir shops everywhere around the main touristic areas selling the usual stuff like magnets(2e), cups, purses, tshirts etc (pic 1). Some VTers suggest Carnaval des Affaires for lower prices but I didn’t...

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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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  • Printemps

    Paris Shopping

    The two department stores Au Printemps and the Galeries Lafayette are both on the same street, Boulevard Haussmann. They are both in large historic buildings with Art Deco cupolas. And they both sell the same fashionable products with prestigious brand names that everybody except me has heard of. It turns out that Au Printemps is the older of the...

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  • Sephora

    Paris Shopping

    Sephora is a very special place in Paris for me for the simple reason that I always found myself here to purchase my mother a perfume unique to Paris. Back in the late 1990's Sephora was just starting and Paris was their flagship store. I had never seen a Sephora in the states and of course since early 2000 you can find a Sephora in just about...

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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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  • 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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  • Carrousel du Louvre

    Paris Shopping

    This is an underground shopping center where you can get advance tickets for the Louvre and also go through security to enter the museum. There are 45 shops and restaurants on two levels. The shops are mainly rather upscale and are open seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm. (One prominent shop, a branch of Virgin Megastore, has now ceased...

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  • Franprix

    Paris Shopping

    When my batteries died in Montmartre (due to the cold weather), I was frantic to find a photo shop! We decided to hunt for a Leader-Price or a Franprix, when luckily we spied a Kodak sign as we came around the corner from rue des Saules (we'd just taken photos of St-Vincent cemetery & rue St-Vincent). The proprietor, Mme Marie-Christine Langou...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Les bouquinistes

    Paris Shopping

    The French word bouquin is an informal word for a book. The more common and more serious word is livre. So if you are reading a livre it sounds important and edifying, whereas reading a bouquin is just a way to pass the time or satisfy some strange obsession or obscure interest. All along the banks of the Seine, on the upper walls, there are dark...

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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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  • FNAC

    Paris Shopping

    well this is another shopping center inside Paris proper;; its becoming a fashion modern city as well not just boutiques, for good or worse. Newly opened in October 2013. 45 000 m2 of shopping and entertainement area with 120 stores, one major dept store( nature et decouvertes) , 10 restaurants, and a multiplex cinema Pathé with 10 screens. you...

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  • VAT

    Paris Shopping

    Since 1963 we in the United States have had an embargo against the country of Cuba .... so we can not buy some of the world's best rum and great cigars in the US .... but your in Europe ... so go crazy ..... Now a warning ... at the duty free shops in Paris they have all types of Cuban products you desire ... and they have no problem selling them...

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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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  • 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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  • Bakeries

    Paris Shopping

    This is one of the classics of Paris, and so be it the photo is a classic ::) from line 6 of the metro of Paris going to Bir Hakeim, lol!!! I am difficult for food photos, but need to tell about it and you got the location with photo. Several locations so go to different ones, but have friends and business near Eiffel so have stop here several...

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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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  • Hediard

    Paris Shopping

    This is a wonderful place not only to buy but also just to visit. You have the staircase with all these liquor bottles in a window and the fabulous collection of red teapots. I like to add that the vendors are very kind and real experts. As I'm on the "sweet side" they advised me their "pâtes de fruits" made in house. "Pâtes de fruits" fruit...

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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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  • 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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  • Zara

    Paris Shopping

    No. this time I'm not going to write about Zara - you have to browse my other tips to find it. In Fernanda's first time in Paris (my third) we ended one day in Montparnasse. We were so tired, that I couldn't understand where did her find strength to the enthusiastic zigzag in the shops of Montparnasse avenue, while I crawled in one of the...

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