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Shopping in Paris near Le Meurice

Parisians are known around the world for their classic sense of style. The women, in particular, appear effortlessly elegant, while the men always look polished. Follow in the well-heeled footsteps of the city’s elite by exploring the most fashionable avenues, arcades, markets and boutiques in the French capital. With so much to discover across the city, use this two-day itinerary to cover the best places to shop like a local.

Day one

Come out of the hotel and take a walk along Rue de Rivoli, towards Palais-Royal.
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Rue de Rivoli

Running alongside the Tuileries Gardens and past the Louvre, Rue de Rivoli is one of the city’s most stylish arcaded streets. Walk down the road, taking in watch and jewellery boutiques such as Chopard and Omega and patisseries such as La Cure Gourmande and Angelina. Continue past the Palais-Royal to reach LE BHV MARAIS, one of the biggest department stores in Paris.

From LE BHV, Galerie Vivienne is a 20-minute walk or a 15-minute drive.

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Galerie Vivienne CREDIT Flickr Joe deSousa
Rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris

Galerie Vivienne

A historic arcade close to the Palais-Royal, Galerie Vivienne is one of the most prestigious shopping spaces in Paris. It’s home to a collection of quintessentially French retail outlets, such as the boutiques of haute couture designers Nathalie Garçon, Ana Quasoar and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Hail a taxi and take a 15-minute drive, or a 30-minute walk, to Merci in the trendy Le Marais district.

T: +33 1 42 77 00 33 | 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris


While in Paris, shop like a local at Merci. Housed in a former wallpaper factory in the trendy Le Marais district, the concept store is a one-stop shop for contemporary and vintage fashion, furniture, homewares and writing materials. Like an art gallery, collections are constantly changing, so customers return again and again.

Head south of the river to diptyque, located a 30-minute walk, or a 15-minute taxi ride, away.

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T: +33 1 43 26 77 44 | 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris


The original diptyque boutique on Boulevard Saint-Germain has been a Parisian hotspot since the 1960s. Originally a fabric and wallpaper shop, diptyque is now renowned for its premium fragrances and skin care. Treat yourself to a new signature scent or cream, or surprise your loved ones back home with a premium gift box.

For the final stop of the day, take a 15-minute taxi, or a 30-minute walk, to Le Bon Marché.

T: +33 1 44 39 80 00 | 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

Le Bon Marché

A shopping tour of Paris isn’t complete without visiting the city’s first department store, Le Bon Marché. Discover big-name French and international brands such as Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton on the luxury floor, trendsetting style for men and women on the fashion levels, beautiful jewellery and leather goods in the accessories department, toys and books, and the nearby gourmet food hall, La Grande Épicerie de Paris.

To return to the hotel, flag a taxi for a 10-minute car journey, or take a 25-minute walk, passing over the picturesque river Seine.

Le Bon Marche CREDIT Le Bon Marche

Day two

Begin your second day of shopping with a five-minute walk to Place Vendôme.
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Place Vendôme

An exquisite square in the city’s first arrondissement, Place Vendôme is known for its classical façades and jewellery offerings. Behind the Corinthian pillars that line the square, hide a wealth of high-end jewellery boutiques including Chaumet, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, as well as jewellery outlets from high-fashion brands like Chanel.

Leave Place Vendôme and turn left onto Rue Saint-Honoré.

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Rue Saint-Honoré

Rue Saint Honoré is one of the most fashionable streets in the world, and a stroll along it exposes visitors to some of the biggest names in international high fashion. From French brands like Chloé and Longchamp, to Italian fashion houses Valentino and Emporio Armani, style-savvy shoppers are spoilt for choice.=

The next stop is The Broken Arm, found 15 minutes by taxi from the shopping heart of Rue Saint Honoré.

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T: +33 1 44 61 53 60 | 12 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris

The Broken Arm

Home to a curated collection of fashion, accessories, and books, as well as a café (serving coffee, cakes and seasonal light bites), The Broken Arm is a chic concept store that ticks many stylish boxes. A cursory exploration of the chic surrounds will reveal brands like Céline, Calvin Klein and Balenciaga, but there’s much more to discover here for those with the inclination.

Take a 15-minute walk to Centre Commercial on Rue de Marseille.

Le Marais, Paris

Le Marais

The Marais, spread over two arrondissements on the Right Bank, is a stylish shopper’s dream. From designer labels like Isabel Marant and Azzedine Alaïa, to pilgrimage-worthy concept stores such as Merci, and chic boutiques filled with stylish homewares, elegant cashmere, and more, there’s much to discover with a simple stroll along its cobblestone streets.

To get to the final stop of the day, take a 10-minute drive.

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Galeries Lafayette
T: +33 1 42 82 34 56 | 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann is the stunning flagship store of the upmarket, iconic French department store. The elegant expanse, with its famous Art Deco dome and suspended glass walkway, is home to a vast array of fashion, lifestyle, beauty and gourmet brands. Visits on Mondays and Fridays will be rewarded with the chance to watch a fashion show of the latest trends.

Le Meurice is then a 15-minute walk or five-minute taxi away.

All journey times are approximate and subject to variation.


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