With the festive season rapidly approaching, it’s time for Paris to dress up in her finest clothes of light. Spending a few days at the Hotel Saint-Jacques during this magical time will give you the perfect opportunity to get a start on your Christmas shopping while exploring the capital at your leisure.

 

The Left Bank is the perfect place for Christmas shopping

The Hotel Saint-Jacques is ideally located on the Rue des Ecoles, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. We are only a few minutes away from Parisian heritage sites such as the Cluny Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Lutèce Arena. We are surrounded by a wide-ranging collection of shops where everyone can find what they want. There are dozens of bookstores in this student district and many independent booksellers offering diverse and exciting selections. The Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés also boast a plethora of fashion boutiques, running the gamut from large international chains to the outlets of up-and-coming designers.

 

Department stores; a paradise of gifts... and entertainment

A must in Paris in November and December is to go and admire the lights, decorations and Christmas windows provided by the capital’s large department stores. The spectacle provided by Bon Marché, in the seventh arrondissement, amazes young and old alike. A visit to this famous department store also provides the opportunity to stop by the Grande Épicerie and grab some special treats for your family’s Christmas table. Finally, no visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the Galeries Lafayette, whose dazzling Christmas tree alone is worth the detour. If you’re looking for the ideal gift, you won’t find better ideas and inspiration than what is provided by the wide selection of ready-to-wear, accessories, perfumes, make-up or even items for the home stocked by stores such as Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and BHV. You’re sure to find something to please everyone you love.

 

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Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a 3-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin