Christmas time is the time to shop for gifts and it is best to start early in Paris to avoid the last minute rush in shops. However, Paris has lots of ideas for finding the perfect presents: fashion, books … here are a few addresses to get you started.
Fashion and lifestyle in department stores
For fashion and lifestyle, the big department stores have everything : Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, the BHV... For more shopping, go to One Nation, Vallée Village, Laulhere or Beaugrenelle. Amazing Christmas decorations and special events all make Christmas shopping in Paris a fabulous festive experience. And you are certain to find gifts to delight everyone in the family
Where to find presents for the kids
What could be better than finding the latest playground fad or the perfect board game to bring the whole family together for a fun-filled game this winter? Children always take the time to write a long list to Father Christmas and there is nothing more heart-warming than seeing their joy and amazement when they open their presents. So to be sure to make them happy, take a trip to Village JouéClub Paris, La Grande Récré, Au Pullman or Disney Store …
Design and decorations
For followers of trends and new concepts, there is nothing better than concept stores for finding an original present. The latest fashion trends, all kinds of decorative items or other innovative products; there are heaps of good ideas to be found at Merci and Fleux or Bonton for children.
Presents for culture and leisure
There are some presents that will always be welcome, and none more so than a good book to read by the fire, while listening to the latest must-have album. Choosing one is always a nice experience in one of Paris’s many bookshops, thanks to the atmosphere and the sound advice of the staff. And you can’t go far wrong with digital technology, Internet devices and other similar gifts that can be found at the Fnac and other multimedia shops.
Travel to France by coach with National Express
Our modern coaches depart up to 10 times a day from London Victoria Coach Station and if you’re travelling from elsewhere in the UK, you can connect to London Victoria from anywhere in the UK for just £15 return. Just select your preferred UK stop and book to Paris and this will automatically be added to your booking.
Sea crossings are included in the price and are either by ferry or Eurotunnel, just check on our website for specific information for your journey.
We provide both daytime and overnight services so you’re sure to find the best times for you and we’ll take you directly into the heart of Paris at our central stop located at Bercy.
With a generous luggage allowance of 2 medium sized suitcases and 2 pieces of hand luggage, charging points at every seat, WiFi, onboard, toilet and air conditioning you can just sit back, relax and let us do the driving – it’s as simple as that.
For more ideas on where to eat and drink, attractions and other things to do visit our Paris page.
From £12 one way until 19th December and after 6th January 2019
From £35 one way from 19th December to 6th January 2019