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Shopping in Paris is a top reason why people come to the city. Stores in Paris are everywhere, from tiny specialty stores to Shopping Malls. Champs Elysees shops are open on Sundays. This is the same in trendy Le Marais shopping district.

Shopping malls

The Champs Elysees, Beaugrenelle, Les Halles and Carrousel du Louvre Shopping Malls are very practical.

Department Stores

The large Department Stores are upscale venues for fashion, perfume, tableware.

French fashion

Find French fashion in high end fashion streets rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and Avenue Montaigne.

Paris Markets

Most outdoor markets focus on fresh food. Shop there if you rent an apartment and cook.

Flea market

The Saint-Ouen Flea Market is a famous shopping venue attracting 70 000 shoppers every week.

Paris food stores

Our selection of the best food and wine stores in town. Some are little known.

Shopping in Le Marais

Le BHV Marais is not as fancy and high end as the other Paris department stores. Traditionnaly the best hardware store in town, Le BHV Marais has good fashion, house decoration, kitchenware, tableware sections. The advantages of Le BHV Marais are its location in Le Marais, its mid range positionning and its moderate size for quick shopping. Le Marais is the heart of trendy French fashion. Find there a myriad of stores from innovative brands you will find nowhere else. Rue des Rosiers and rue des Francs Bourgeois are the heart of Le Marais Paris shopping district.

52, rue de Rivoli
Paris 75004 France

Locate BHV French Department Store on Paris map.
Paris metro: Hotel de Ville, line 1. Open Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 7pm (Wenesday 9pm, Saturday 8pm).

Le BHV Marais
Le BHV Marais Department Store is in Le Marais

Shopping Mall in city center

The Forum des Halles is now completely renovated. It is by far the largest shopping mall in the city center. At walking distance from the Louvre, Notre Dame and Le Maria, it has 150 shops. The many fashion brands represented include Aigle, Calzedonia, Celio, Claudie Pierlot, Comptoir des Cotonniers, du Pareil au Même, H&M, Lacoste, Levi’s, Etam, Gap, Mango, Naf Naf, New Look, Petit Bateau, Pimkie, Princesse Tam Tam, Promod, Sandro, Zara.

The spectacular canopy above the shopping mall is one of the newest attractions of the city. Les Halles is a lively and central district of the city. The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and Le Marais are all within walking distance. When the on going renovation work will be completed, the whole district will be the beating heart of the city.

101 Porte Berger
Paris 75001 France

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm
Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
More information on Les Halles Shopping Mall.

Le Forum des Halles is now renovated
Le Forum des Halles is very central

Shopping in outdoor market

Behind an iron gate, at 37, rue de Bretagne, 75003, in Le Marais lies the Marche des Enfants Rouges, the oldest market in the city established in 1615. While an exciting destination for foodies, the choices and lines can be overwhelming. Not every stand is equally excellent. The covered market’s name, literally “market of the red children”, references its origins as an orphanage where the children were dressed in red, the color of Christian charity. Although originally a produce market for raw goods, the Marche des Enfants Rouges is now a dining destination. This is an eater’s market. This isn’t a food court: each stall operates as a separate restaurant so eat-in diners should consume their food at a table at the stall where they ordered.

Paris markets: Enfants Rouges food Market
The Enfants Rouges Market is in Le Marais

Plan your shopping in Paris

There are so many stores it is hard to plan a shopping in Paris. We have a few suggestions. If you are looking for very high French and international fashion, Avenue Montaigne, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Champs Elysees and adjacent streets, all within walking distance ,concentrate the majority of the flagship stores of the best brands : Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and many others. If you have little time and want the best of France, fashion, perfume and tableware, Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayette Department stores of Boulevard Haussman are the shopping venues of your choice. Next to each other, they have too many added services such as home delivery, personal shopper, detax and restaurants. If you are looking for innovative French fashion, the many tiny stores of Le Marais district feature innovative French fashion brands. Many decoration stores too in a district where most stores are open on Sunday which is not the general rule in the city. You are looking for antiques, the famous Paris Flea market is still one of the most extraordinary shopping venues in town. The Carre des Arts on the left bank concentrates most high end antique stores in the city. You are looking for value for money and articles Parisians buy, the Shopping Malls are the shopping venues of your choice. The largest one are outside the city center, but easily reachable by the metro. You have no plan and want to be surprised, here again, the Marais is a good choice for shopping. Also try Montmartre rue des Abbesses and its diversified assortment of shopping venues.

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