Department stores; a great Christmas shopping tradition
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Want to experience a typically Parisian run-up to Christmas? The team at your Hôtel des Mines invites you to discover one of the essential traditions of this time of year; Christmas shopping in the Grands Magasins (department stores) of the capital. A magical shopping spree coming up!
The advantages of Christmas shopping in the department stores
Printemps Haussmann, BHV Marais, the Galeries Lafayette and Bon Marché compete each year to adorn their façades and interiors with the most beautiful Yuletide decorations. Come and admire the huge Christmas trees that rise beneath the domes, the illuminations on the balconies and all the other little touches, such as reindeer and Santa Claus, that help to create an incomparable festive ambiance. However, the highlight of the show is undoubtedly the store display windows, where scenes animated by automata charm and enchant onlookers. The appeal is as irresistible for adults as it is for children.
Your festive season shopping
With their rooftop skating rinks, pop-up bars and gourmet cafes, it would be easy to spend the day in the Grands Magasins and forget what you went in for in the first place. However, these department stores are temples of shopping and you’ll find gifts from famous brands for the whole family. Toys, leather goods, clothing, beauty and well-being, delicatessen; the various departments are waiting for you to fill Santa’s sack. And if you’re looking for an even more luxurious experience, try using a personal shopper like those at Bon Marché. They’ll guide you away from the crowd, advise and assist you in making the right choice!
The team of your Hotel des Mines, located in the Latin Quarter, are happy to help you organise your Christmas shopping in the Grands Magasins. Come and discover the magical and typically Parisian atmosphere of these places steeped in history. They are symbols of Parisian good taste and luxury!
Crédit photo : © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe © Sarah Sergent
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