Les Bulles de Paris - tips for a successful Christmas shopping trip
Published on Wednesday, 25 november 2015 in Shopping
Paris is well and truly immersed in its preparations for Christmas. In a few more days the city will put on its festive scarlet coat and switch on the sparkling Christmas lights – a signal that the holiday shopping season is well and truly underway. It has to be said, Les Bulles de Paris is the perfect base from which prepare yourself for the marathon shopping spree ahead.
When a festive scent fills the air
You can’t quite sense it, yet it floats in the air light as a champagne bubble in a pure crystal glass. That ‘je ne sais quoi’ - it starts with a barely noticeable trace of festive fragrance that slowly builds until the air is finally alive with the unmistakable scent of Christmas. It is these small, seemingly innocuous details that betray the importance of imminent events; here a few volunteers are hard at work wrapping gifts for shoppers, there helpers stop to wrap garlands of tinsel on trees - all of them working alongside the traders who are busy showcasing their latest scintillating finds.
Succumb to the call of the Beaugrenelle shopping center
However, it’s not always convenient for you to stop to savour the sweet euphoria of those magical moments when your arms are overloaded with parcels and packages of every size. It is then that you must resolve to make up for Santa’s failures, even though you’re increasingly reluctant as the list you gave him seems to grow every time you look through it. Those are the times to succumb to the call of the Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre - you’ll find all of your favourite brands under one roof in this vast commercial space just a stone’s throw from your hotel.
Free your festive spirit
Once the major part of your shopping is complete, it’s time to let your mind run free as you go in search of those little unexpected touches, sometimes a little more or less eccentric, that seem to bring the greatest pleasure. You’re certain to find lots of places that are certainly not lacking when it comes to tempting treats. Wander through the traditional Christmas chalets in the Champs-Elysees, explore the dazzling department stores of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré or take a detour to the Marais and the iconic BHV and you’ll soon have all that you need. It’s now the perfect time to make your way back to Les Bulles where you can relax over a glass or two of sparkling, chilled Champagne.