With its underground mall featuring big brand name shops, many flock to this area to get all their shopping done in one stop. The innovative architectural design that is being installed on top of the underground mall is still getting its finishing touches (at time of writing) and is much anticipated. Surrounded by parks like the Jardin Nelson Mandela which fronts up against the Saint-Eustache church when facing north, the area is a mixture of bucolic outdoor greenspaces, shops, cafés and restaurants. It is, as well, one big pedestrian zone. At lunch time, especially when the sun is shining, you will find hordes of office workers and tourists sitting around the famous Stravinsky Fountain leisurely enjoying their sandwiches and the company of friends.
In addition to the mall, you will find a wide selection of all kinds of shops in and around Les Halles. The range is vast, spanning from cheap shops selling China-made shoes and bags, to electronic gadget stores, to Made in France artisanal handcrafted products. One of the most-appreciated aspects of this district is that it really does offer one-stop shopping. And with the option of mall shopping underground or perusing the dozens and dozens, if not hundreds, of boutiques that dot the pedestrian zone on ground level in and around the funky little streets, you are sure to find whatever you might be looking for.