Shopping Malls and Centers
: 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.
1st Arrondissement - Les Halles' Best Shopping
: This shopping mall is buried underneath ground, which, many would say, is where a shopping mall should be. Currently there is still some renovation being done above ground to make the structure welcoming and when finished should be quite appealing.
Meanwhile, you can access the shops in the below-ground shopping mall as you make your way to the métro line, accessed by the same escalators, if you should so wish.
And there isn't just shopping here at this underground mall but also restaurants and movie theaters. It's as much of a mall as central Paris has and it's getting even better.
Shops you will find here include, Darty, FNAC, Desigual, Eram, Esprit, Forever 21, GO Sport, André, Morgan, Muji, Petite Bateau, Princess Tam Tam, Undiz, L'Occitane, Zara, Maisons du Monde and Soleil Sucré.