Christmas shopping in Paris

Christmas shopping in Paris

Forget the drudgery of end-of-year shopping and rediscover the real joys of Christmas shopping! From animated windows to illuminated streets, from the magic of decorated department stores to the creativity of small shops, Paris becomes a land of heart-warming enchantment during the holiday season. Come and enjoy all the capital has to offer during your stay at the Hotel Alizé Grenelle.


Department stores and their animated windows

One of the true symbols of Paris, the Grands Magasins (Department Stores) are the upholders of a magical tradition at this time of year. Their architecture lends itself particularly well to the boldest Christmas decorations, including majestic fir trees, torrents of garlands and lights, and elegant bows, angels and snowflakes adorning railings and pillars. Parisians are particularly fond of visiting these festive emporia because each year they present animated display windows. Each store offers cleverly automated characters featuring in scenarios that are conceived almost a year in advance by specialist designers and decorators.


On the streets ...

Paris has many other surprises in store for you for your Christmas shopping pleasure. The shops of artisans and artists nestle in the covered passages and in the old converted former industrial enclaves of the trendy districts and offer unique gift ideas. Christmas markets also flourish throughout the capital, brimming with traditional seasonal atmosphere and entertainment. Finally, a few steps from your Hotel Alizé Grenelle, the Centre Commercial Beaugrenelle welcomes you in its designer surroundings, well shielded from any inclement winter weather. This huge shopping centre offers a wealth of fashion and decor brands as well as restaurants and cinemas, so you can be sure of doing your Christmas shopping in comfort.

Come and discover Christmas shopping Paris-style in the capital’s department stores, shopping centres, Christmas markets and in the lesser-known but enticingly intriguing little streets.



Hotel Alizé Grenelle, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Paris located near the Eiffel Tower