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The World´s leading Shopping Destination

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The French capital is the globe´s most popular high fashion spot. Top designers, Haute Couture and Supermodels belong to Paris like the Eiffel Tower.

Paris Shopping Streets

Avenue Champs Elysées is probably Paris´ most popular and maybe even the world´s best known shopping street. Here you can find exclusive designer shops, top labels and pricy jewelry venues.   The country´s most exclusive street is also surrounded by great sightseeing highlights like Arc de Triomphe. Located in the gay area of Marais Rue de Rivoli is one of Paris’s longest streets. Here you can find dozens of cute shops and lovely boutiques. Some of the world´s top labels can be found here as well as newcomer designers. The countless charming cafés are the perfect spots to have a break and enjoy the area´s vibe. Rue Saint-Honoré in the city center is another elegant shopping avenue. You can find the big brands here and enjoy a fantastic shopping tour. Legendary Colette- a shopping paradise- is only a short walk away. Avenue Montaigne is a notorious street in Paris. The world-famous avenue is located between the Champs Elysées and the Place de l’Alma. With a little luck you can see Karl Lagerfeld on a shopping tour here. 

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Paris Shopping Malls

Forum des Halles in the city center of the French capital belongs to the most famous and visited indoor shopping venues. The massive complex was opened in the 1970s and attracts shopaholics from everywhere. You can find mainly mid-range shops and quite affordable boutiques here. Everyone who loves high fashion and expensive designers should visit Boutiques du Palais des Congrés. The exclusive mall offers luxurious boutiques and elegant shops. The world´s leading labels can be found here. Top restaurants are located in the upper level as well and serve only high quality food. Montparnasse Rive Gauche is another great shopping mall. The popular place is located right next to the Montparnasse Tower and situated in one of Paris´ highest buildings. Inside the venue you can find plenty of standard shops and even a small Galeries Lafayette.

Paris Markets 

The French capital is often described as the world´s high fashion epicenter. Of course, luxury and glamour belong to Paris and especially its notorious streets are legendary.  But there are also cute vintage markets and fabulous flea markets that are worth a visit. The Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen is often called the biggest flea market in the world. In former times it was a huge field full of vintage stuff and forgotten treasures. Today the market offers several huge buildings and halls. Puces de Vanves Flea Market is a weekly and popular market near the Porte de Vanves metro station.  Every weekend more than 300 vendors offer their goods and wares and bargaining is a must here. Montreuil flea market is one of the oldest flea markets in Paris. The traditional market surprises with about 500 stalls and a big choice of different vintage goods.