Paris: Shop 'Til You Dropspots Featured

Everyone knows Paris is the centre of the world for shopping, but where should you go?

by Neil Kreeger

Champs-Élysées, the Paris icon

Running for just over a mile from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, the tree-lined Champs-Élysées is one of the most beautiful avenues in the world. The focal point for national celebrations and events, it has lost some of its cachet over the years and become more commercial but still has some top-end shopping spots such as the Louis Vuitton and Cartier flagships and a handful of other luxury chains. Danish eatery Flora Danica or historic Fouquet’s are ideal places to relax post-spree.

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Avenue Montaigne, the luxury haven

Paris' answer to Rodeo Drive, this is the most exclusive shopping street in Paris. A smart, well-kept road with discreet shops fronts, it forms one side of the famous Golden Triangle. As well as the first Dior store, the road is home to Chanel, Chloé and Givenchy. L'Avenue bistro makes for a chic spot to see and be seen.

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Rue des Francs Bourgeois, the historic pocket

Running through the trendy lower Marais, this street may not be as upmarket as the two above, but it has history on its side. Starting from the magnificent Place des Vosges, it is home to French fragrance favourite Frederic Malle, as well as Chanel cosmetics and French fashion staples like Sandro and Maje.

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