Visitors to Paris over the holidays are being offered a special shopping passport that can be used at more than 270 stores across the French retail mecca for a 10 percent discount.
The Paris City Passport Shopping is being offered to visitors who’ve already spent €80 worth of tourist goods from parisinfo.com or other Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau points of sale. The card is valid for three days in December. Participating retailers include Adidas, handbag shop La Bagagerie and beauty stores Marionnaud and L’Occitane.
Next year, the city will also publish a digital shopping guide that will be available for download as of January 2.
The Paris Shopping Book 2014 curates the best retail destinations, brands and boutiques for six different types of shoppers: Select, Trendy, Creative, Boho-Chic, Ethic-Ethnic and Savvy.Serious shoppers can also share their tips and experiences on the city’s Facebook page Paris je t’aime and on Twitter @parisotc.
The free cards can be picked up at any of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau offices around the city.
Pyramides welcome centre (Paris 1er)
25, rue des Pyramides
Open : From 01 November to 30 April. From Monday to Sunday: 10am-7pm. Closed on 1 May. From 02 May to 31 October. From Monday to Sunday: 9am-7pm.
Gare de Lyon welcome centre (Paris 12e)
20, Boulevard Diderot
Open : From Monday to Saturday (except on Sundays and holidays) from 8am to 6pm.
Gare du Nord welcome centre (Paris 18e)
18, rue de Dunkerque
Metro : Gare du Nord (lines 4-5). Open: 7 days a week (except December 25, January 1st and May 1st) from 8am to 6pm.
Gare de l'Est welcome centre (Paris 10e)
Place du 11 novembre 1918
Open : Open from Monday to Saturday (except December 25, January 1st and May 1st) from 8am to 7pm.
Paris Expo / Porte de Versailles welcome centre (Paris 15e)
1, place de la Porte de Versailles
Open : From 11am to 7pm during tradefairs.
Anvers welcome centre (paris 18e)
72, boulevard Rochechouart
Open : Everyday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on 25 December, 1 January, 1 May.