Get set for Christmas with a stay at the Hotel Molay
Published on 10 November 2015, dans Fashion & shopping
Christmas is once more on its way, with all its merriment, illuminations, festivities and gifts! This special season is also a great time to discover Paris at its most magical and inviting. As early as November, the city dons her festive raiment as streets come alive with Yuletide decorations, shop windows become enchanted wonderlands and famous monuments are festooned with illuminations. A stay at the 4 star Hotel Jacques de Molay, located in the 3rd arrondissement, near the Carreau du Temple in the heart of old Paris, offers a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas and enjoy the capital’s seasonal splendour and fabulous shopping opportunities. Each year there’s the problem of choosing the right gifts for loved ones, but Paris boasts a multitude of options for those seeking THE perfect gift idea, whether its fashion, books, toys, handicrafts or gourmet foods. Come early to avoid the rush!
A festive fiesta of fashion
Lifestyle and fashion figures prominently in the Parisian shopping scene. Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Citadium, BHV or Bon Marché are some of the great shops you can expect to visit. Christmas shopping in the city’s department stores becomes a festive experience thanks to the exceptional décor and window displays. Under one roof you can find gifts for all tastes and for all the family.
Looking for toys?
There’s lots of fun in choosing the must-have latest toys or board games that will keep the entire family happy over the Christmas break. Check out what’s available in stores such as Grande Récré, Village Joué Club, Toys ‘r’ Us, Nature & Découvertes and Au Nain Bleu, the luxury toys specialist.
On the lookout for the latest trends
For lovers of the trending and the new, the city’s concept stores will inspire you with gift ideas aplenty. Décor items of all kinds, fashionable clothes, unique handicrafts and other innovative ideas await you in L'Escabeau, Colette, Merci and Bonton, an amazing concept store for kids.
Cultural gift ideas
Parisian bookstores are plentiful and, thanks to their pleasant atmosphere and the excellent advice offered by their staff, you will surely discover a book that is perfect for the person you have in mind. Cultural and electronic products as well as other leisure gifts can be found in Fnac and other multimedia stores.
At this time of year, the pleasures of the table are of particular importance. Gourmets and lovers of fine food will be in their element in shops such as Hédiar, Caviar Petrossian, Lafayette Gourmet, Pâtisserie Pierre Hermé and La Maison du Chocolat, while wine buffs should head for Lavinia and lovers of specialist teas will be astonished by the selection available at Mariage Frères.
Christmas 2015 in Paris offers a whole host of opportunities for couples or families with children. You can marvel at the Champs-Elysées illuminations, visit one of the Christmas markets, admire the display windows of department stores, ride on the Ferris wheel in the Place de la Concorde, ice skate on one of the outdoor rinks, marvel at the exquisite Nativity scenes presented in the city’s churches and much more ...
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Picture copyright holder : Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont
Hotel Jacques de Molay, chic and cozy Boutique hotel in Paris, Marais district