Winter shopping in Paris; the charm of the covered passages and the allure of the sales
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Are you looking to take a break in Paris this winter in your Parisian home-from-home, the Juliana? Please don’t hesitate, as it's always good to go shopping in the capital, even after the Christmas holidays.
Shopping in the covered passages of Paris
Do you like to avoid the cold and damp? Do you hate soulless malls? Then, the covered passages of Paris are the shopping solution you've been waiting for. These glass-roofed arcades, many dating back to the early 19th century, each have their own history and identity, but all host interesting ateliers and small independent shops. The bright and elegant Galerie Vivienne presents an intriguing choice of brands, while the Passage du Grand Cerf offers a superb showcase for creators and artisans. Then there’s the chic and luxurious Galerie Véro-Dodat, with its beautiful black and white, diamond-shaped marble paving and carved wooden shop fronts. And these are just some of the city’s charming covered passages...
Good deals at the winter sales
Another good reason to come shopping in Paris in the midst of winter is the sales! This year, the bargain hunting fun starts on January 8th and lasts until February 4th. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to find items slashed to half price or under. Whether you prefer department stores, the concept stores of the Marais, the shopping malls of the Left Bank or the luxury shops of the Golden Triangle, there’s a multitude of ways to shop in Paris and, thanks to the winter sales, a wealth of great deals to be had. Remember that your Hotel Juliana is ideally located for quick and easy access to the best shopping areas.
Start the year in shopping mode with a culturally enlightening and fascinating browse around the shops of the covered passages and take advantage, at the same time, of the low prices offered by the winter sales!
Crédit photo : © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe Marc Bertrand
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