Whether you remain in the comfort of your own home, or plan a visit to Paris this year, you can feel the appeal of  “the capital of shopping, fashion and glamour” through holiday shopping campaigns underway.

In December, Paris sparkles with lights
And this year, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide Parisians and visitors a free Paris City Passport Shopping 2012 to ensure a memorable, festive season. This passport entitles the holder to 10% reductions in 70 renowned shops such as Georges Rech, Aigle, Franck et Fils, Nina Ricci, Bodum, La Bagagerie.

Nominative and valid for three consecutive days, it is traditionally given to shoppers after purchases of €80 or more on the parisinfo.com website or at one of the Bureau’s five tourist information points. From 1 to 31 December 2012, it will be offered to all visitors, with no minimum purchase.

Shopping by Paris
From 1 to 31 January 2013, Shopping by Paris will be at the forefront of the shopping and winter frenzy in the city. Some 200 partners of the Bureau will be taking part in this event. Among them, 190 establishments will be offering special promotions or complimentary extras. With complimentary breakfast, upgrading, late departures, bottle of wine or champagne, cocktail or gift, they will welcome guests.
In the Champs-Elysées district, the Royal Hôtel Paris, a charming 4 star boutique hotel, offers complimentary breakfast, a welcome drink and two tickets for a cruise on a Bateaux Mouches. Near L’ Opéra, the Hôtel Radisson Blu Ambassador will upgrade its clients with a room in a superior category, plus complimentary breakfast and a bottle of Bordeaux wine.

The Hôtel Récamier, with its privileged location on the place Saint-Sulpice, it will offer an admission ticket to the Orsay Museum for the first 20 people to make a booking; here too, breakfast will be offered free of charge throughout the month of January. As for shopping, the Comédie Française shop will be tempting shoppers with 10% discounts on theatrical gifts; the Galeries Lafayette will be giving away a highly-practical bag for Parisian purchases of €40 or more.

The Vallée Village, an exceptional shopping outlet on the outskirts of Paris, will offer half-price shuttle fares on the Shopping Express bus as well as an additional 10 % reduction at 3 shops in the village.

The Shopping by Paris special offers will be online on parisinfo.com from 3 December 2012. As is the custom, each year from the month of January, astute shopping enthusiasts will be able to pick up a copy of the Paris Shopping Book from the Bureau’s tourist information points. At the cutting edge of fashion, this handy free bilingual French/English shopping guide suggests themed itineraries that combine fashion addresses with cultural and gourmet pauses. Because shopping is above all a question of lifestyle, six profiles of shoppers have been identified and developed by the Bureau: Bohemian-Chic, Trendy, Select, Ethic-Ethnic, Creative and Savvy, everyone to their own favorite shopping districts, and everyone to their own bespoke shopping itineraries. The Paris Shopping Book will be available at the Bureau’s tourist information points or online. 

Paris Online

 Parisian chic is at your fingertips, thanks to www.parisinfo.com! Planning a shopping trip online can be stimulating, too. Special offers from Paris tourism professionals are to be found from 3 December for the Shopping by Paris event. The website features shopping ideas, places to go and all the latest news in four languages (French, English, German and Spanish). It has themed itineraries to help shoppers decide the style that suits their personality and come to Paris to shop during the winter sales and all year round. Website users will find all our top picks in the French capital, organized by theme: luxury, ready-to-wear, lifestyle, fine food, kids’ Paris and cultural visits.

The site also features the latest city news, current good deals and a calendar of the major Paris events. Enjoy the excitement of Christmas Shopping and Shopping by Paris in person … or follow the action online during these two festive months from the comfort of your home!