Sales in France are once in summer and once in the winter and they last for six week. Designer outlets, department stores, boutiques and even hardware shops clear out items from the previous season. Winter 2014 sales begin January 8th and end on February 11th.


A few Tips for shopping:

*Arrive early

*Avoid the frenzy- To avoid getting pushed out of the way by impatient fellow shoppers, the best time to hit the soldes is during the week, in the early morning or during lunch hours.

*Dress lightly and comfortably


Come and change your wardrobe inside out with affordable, quality designer clothes from Paris!



Trocadero on ice

Trocadero on iceBetween the Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower , the Christmas Village Tocadéro on ice settles for the 5th consecutive year around the Trocadero fountains of 12 December 2013 to 5 January 2014 .
In elegant wooden chalets , exhibitors , including 14 embassies making Trocadero on Ice ® a real European village, exhibit handicrafts, traditional delicacies and decorations of the season.
In this exceptional setting , Trocadéro on ice , also offers the privilege of putting on your skates on real ice. L’Ecole de Glace de Boulogne there occur Thursday, December 19 to 19 hours : among the highlights of the Village, this magical show 40 minutes with individual ballets and exhibitions open to the public .
To contemplate virtuosos and novices of skiing , altitude Village restaurants welcome you for lunch at a ski resort decor . A large garden terrace invites you to relax in taking full advantage of this exceptional site in the habit of holidays.
Open Thursday, December 12th from 11am Trocadéro on ice gives you an appointment for unique moments of magic :
> Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 18h / Soaring over 100 Santas under the watchful eye of the Eiffel Tower. A performance artist wind Nasser Volant
> Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 19h / Trocadéro Show on ice by the School of Glace de Boulogne
From Thursday, December 12, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014 .
The Village is open every day from 11h to 20h – Open rink every day from 11h to 21h except on December 13 and December 16 to 19 , opening 16h to 21h . Closure 18h Dec. 24 , at 17 pm on December 30 and all day on December 25 and 31.
Rink : 6 euros corresponding to the skate rental

Paris, the city #1 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014

After feverish debate, the results are finally in. Discover our travel experts’ final cut of the most essential travel experiences and destinations on our Best in Travel page. And our top 10 cities winner is PARIS!
Paris is being reborn. Following a push to reduce the cars clogging one of Europe’s most congested cities, particularly its Unesco World Heritage–listed riverbanks, 1.5km of former expressway on the Seine’s Right Bank now incorporates walkways and cycleways. The pièce de résistance is the Left Bank’s new 2.5km-long car-free zone between the Pont de l’Alma and the Musée d’Orsay; floating gardens on 1800 sq metres of artificial islands and pedestrian promenades breathe new life into the once traffic-choked stretch. And that’s not all: a gold ‘flying carpet’ roof crowns the interior courtyard of the Louvre’s new Islamic art galleries. Nine new bells replicating the original medieval chimes ring out from Notre Dame. After years of renovations, the Musée Picasso will again display works inside a 17th-century Marais mansion. The world’s most beautiful city is now even more beautiful.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition in Paris

World famous Frida Kahlo in Paris. Exhibition ” Love, Loss and Diego Rivera”  at the Musée de l’Orangerie until Jan 13 2014. This exhibition dominates Paris autumn art season for 2013. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are side by side on the walls of the Musée de l’Orangerie – an exciting  reunion.
Frida’s disturbingly modern, radically feminine self-portraits and Rivera’s epic paintings of the Mexican revolution. Different modes of expression of these inseparable lovers. Together, they  created an entire genre of Mexican art, partly influenced by the western avant-garde.

Christmas Market @ Champs-Elysées

Most beautiful Christmas Market at Champs-Elysées started from Friday 15 November 2013 to Sunday 05 January 2014. Christmas spirit envelops the most beautiful avenue in the world from the Place de la Concorde to the Champs-Elysées roundabout. More than a hundred wooden chalets and stalls will be selling arts and crafts and delicious specialties from various regions of France. Mulled wine, crepes, and cinnamon biscuits will warm you up. Free shows are held every day and Santa will be there in person. With family or friends, dive into the heart of the magical Christmas season in Paris!


Azzedine Alaïa fashion exhibition in Paris

Azzedine AlaiaThe Palais Galliera and The Musée d’Art moderne are honouring Azzedine Alaïa with an exhibition of seventy iconic models showing Alaïa’s unique creative career from Sept 28th until Jan 26th

Azzedine Alaïa is a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful since the 1980s. His influence on today’s fashion is fundamental.

In 1957 he moved to Paris and started to work at Christian Dior as a tailleur. Soon he worked for different designers until he opened his first atelier in his little apartment the late 1970s. Alaïa was voted Best Designer of the Year and Best collection of the Year at the Oscars by the French Ministry of Culture in 1984, in a memorable event where Jamaican singer Grace Jones carried him in her arms on stage. There are more faithful admirers including: Tina Turner, Raquel Welch, Maonna, Janet Jackson, Brigitte Nielsen, Naomi, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Michel Obama etc.

Alaïa believes that doesn’t vanish with the season but live forever. When you’re looking at those haute couture dresses that are made in 80’s or 90’s, they are still so stylish and modern-cut. Alaïa doesn’t advertise himself nor his creation, but still he remains as the king of the fashion.