NO ONE CAN RESIST MINUS 50 !
Bonjour Parismarais readers,
It’s January in Paris and that means it’s time to celebrate the winter sales!
On the official start date, January 7th, thousands of shoppers were waiting in line at their favorite shops to take advantage of savings of 50% off and sometimes even 70% off! This year will be especially great because of the “crisis.” Many shops have to get sell their remaining winter stock which is rather high this year—one more great reason to come to Paris right now. Plus, you can get discounts at most hotels and on apartment rentals, too.
What perfect timing for the Paris Tourist Office to launch its new motto, “Soldes by Paris,” to encourage foreign visitors to shop throughout Paris, and especially in le Marais where all the most creative shops are located—you’ll find lots of great tips at http://www.shoppingbyparis.com/
This site offers helpful information about how to navigate the sales and includes a shopping book with itineraries in five categories: La Classique (formal), La Trendy (young and smart), La Bobochic (bohemian bourgeois), La Creative and La Fusion Fashion World (new trends).
But the best idea for shopping the sales is to check out each street in le Marais with the help of the newly published PARIS MARAIS MAPS. You’ll find this useful map at the Paris Tourist Office, at 200 luxury hotels in central Paris, and at hundreds of selected boutiques and restaurants. If you own a restaurant or a hotel in Paris and want to receive PARIS MARAIS MAPS for your clients, just write us and we’ll have them delivered to you.
We also encourage you to visit our men’s shopping selection and watch the fashion show we filmed for Pierre Talamon’s new collection. The shopping tips at the Paris Tourist Office are mostly for women, so this one is only for you guys…visit http://www.parismarais.com/mens-wear.htm.
To make your Paris shopping walk even more enjoyable, read on for a list of bars and restaurants you must discover all along the way. Make a stop for lunch or teatime and do not miss trying a galette des rois. A popular French tradition enjoyed at this time of year is the galette des rois (royal cake) which has been an institution in France since the Middle Ages. Read more and discover where to get the very best of these special treats http://www.parismarais.com/gastronomic-treasures.htm
RESTAURANTS AND BARS TO TAKE A BREAK FROM SHOPPING
Des Gars Dans la Cuisine
Le Colimaçon Wine Bar
Pain Vin Fromage
Curieux Spaghetti Bar
Le Loir Dans la Théière
Legay Choc (Pastries and Breads)
DISCOVER LE MARAIS STREETS
In the past year we have had the pleasure to present a series of short films on French television about the best addresses in le Marais. If you have not had a chance to see these films, they are now online! Discover rue Charlot, rue de Poitou, rue des Archives, rue du Temple…. And if you have anything great to recommend in le Marais, let us know—we may come to film it very soon!
WINTER PROMOTIONS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY RENTAL
Looking for somewhere unique to stay for your next Paris holiday? Parismarais selects only the best of the best in each apartment category, just for you. You know that when you rent a flat with the owners and companies we select, you’ll be welcomed like a friend, benefit from great service and enjoy exceptional accommodations.
BOOK ONLINE NOW WITH SPECIAL PROMOTION CODE “SOLDES”
For most of January (except for fashion week late in the month) most hotels offer discounts like you’ve never seen before in Paris…and renting a flat has never been so cheap! This is definitely one of the best times to discover Paris!
Enjoy this selection of luxurious, stylish and very affordable hotels and rentals:
More fabulous Paris hotels around le Marais district: http://www.parismarais.com/hotels.php?zone=Paris
EVENTS NOT TO MISS IN JANUARY
Christmas ice skating
Madama Buterfly , by Giacomo Puccini
Paris, Capitale de la Création
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