Paris Winter Sales and the city’s beautiful covered passages

12 January 2017
Category Fashion and Shopping
Paris Winter Sales and the city’s beautiful covered passages

Every year in Paris the winter sales prove to be a magnet for bargain hunters and shopaholics. Your shopping spree will also provide a great opportunity to enjoy those architectural curiosities of the capital known as the covered passages. Indulge yourself in the shopping capital of the world during your stay at the Hotel Les Tournelles


Sensational deals and discounts during the Paris Winter Sales

From January 11th to February 21st, 2017, the Paris Winter Sales provide you with a golden opportunity to grab some fabulous bargains to refresh your wardrobe and spice up your home. With massive reductions of up to 50% and perhaps even more, these great deals will particularly delight ready-to-wear fans and high-tech addicts. Thanks to the presence of numerous shops, malls, fashion boutiques and other retail outlets, Paris remains the ideal city in which to hunt for bargains. Because each district is full of discoveries, Paris is more than ever the capital of fashion. Whether as a family, as a couple or solo, this is an opportunity to roam the streets in search of designer clothes or the latest electronic gadget at discounted prices.

But because Paris is also a city with a magnificent heritage, why not combine window shopping with cultural outings? Whether you find yourself in the historic city centre amidst superb architecture, wide boulevards and Haussmann-era shops or in Bercy-Village and its shopping centres, Paris is a privileged place for shopping. Parisians and visitors alike benefit from 5 weeks in which they can indulge in some serious retail action while enjoying all the other attractions of this loveliest of cities. The Hotel Les Tournelles in the Marais provides the perfect starting point for your Parisian shopping extravaganza.


A return to the 19th century

Although a world capital of luxury and fashion, Paris also remains a city filled with fascinating historical curiosities. One outstanding example of this is its covered passages. These early shopping arcades were built during the very late 18th century and the first half of the 19th, and reflect much of the architectural and ornamental splendour characteristic of the period. Of the 150 originally built, some two dozen have been preserved through to the present day.

The Passage du Caire, built in 1798, is both the oldest and the longest covered passage in Paris and remains an emblematic example of these glass-roofed architectural gems.

Bursting with old-fashioned charm, the Passage des Panoramas was also one of the earliest covered passages and is now a major hub for stamp and postcard collectors.

A masterpiece of exquisite glass and iron architecture and marble paving, the Passage Jouffroy benefits from its proximity with the Grévin Museum.

Other covered passages well worth your attention are the neoclassical Pompeian-style Galerie Vivienne with its gorgeous mosaic floor, a stone's throw from the Palais Royal, or the Passage du Grand-Cerf in the Montorgueil district, at 12 metres this is the highest of the city’s covered passages. These picturesque places help to make up the amazing architectural diversity of Paris.


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