About Paris Shopping
Paris Shopping can be simplified into an easy equation of an area or a neighborhood for a category. Example : fine jewelry and watches, head to Place Vendôme. Luxury designer-wear, it’s Rue St.-Honoré or Avenue Montaigne. For perfume, you’ll find a high concentration of the world’s best pefume boutiques on Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the Marais. For antiques and top-end home design it’s Rue Saint Pères and environs in St.-Germain-des-Prés.
For the foodies head to rue Montorgeuil just behind Les Halles, La Grande Epicerie which is the food emporium of the Left Bank’s Le Bon Marché department store, or the shops like La Maison de la Truffe and Fauchon that encircle Place de la Madeleine.
A wine lover is sure to delight in the many wine shops in Paris and for the sheer pleasure of the vibrant colors and fragrances of flowers, a stroll through the Marché aux Fleurs on the Ile de la Cité is joy itself. The beloved Ile St.-Louis is just a hop-and-a-skip from there, so why not top it off with a stroll around its shops, not forgetting to pick up some treats at Berthillon, the cheese shop, the jewelry shops, clothing shops and of course the art galleries for souvenirs, keepsakes or as gifts.