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The facelift is now complete, the Forum des Halles renovation is now finished and this is a must stop for shopping. What's more, it's surrounded by all the funky and offbeat boutiques and cafés that... Read More
The facelift is now complete, the Forum des Halles renovation is now finished and this is a must stop for shopping. What's more, it's surrounded by all the funky and offbeat boutiques and cafés that make Les Halles a magnet for the youth crowd. The shops both indoors and outdoors are all open now for business. And while it's gotten some criticism for letting in the rain, the sweeping exterior roof lends a graceful accent to this iconic Les Halles landscape. Inside you'll find 180 shops and retail outlets on five levels descending downward. The Espace Créateurs at level -1 showcases young, talented designers. Otherwise there's : Zara, Muji, Petit Bateau, Sephora, Esprit and more. This indoor mall also has movie theaters and direct access to the Metro and RER lines. And there's even an indoor swimming pool.
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "At last, the renovations are completed and this glorious shopping center, partly outdoor, partly indoor is open. What's more there are new eateries, a swimming pool and even a giant Lego's store - All this in the center of the city!"
- 1st Arrondissement - Les Halles' Best Shopping: "Don't be put off by the construction still underway on the street-level roof. The shops below ground are still very much open for business as usual. That's where you will find the known name brand shops like FNAC, Aldo and Desigual."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: The ground level sweeping roof is made of 18,000 translucent glass panels.
- Best for 1st Arrondissement - Les Halles' Best Shopping Because: Shopping at a mall is efficient. One stop and you're done. There are restaurants and cinemas here as well as shops.