Party Earth Review The broad, tree-lined sidewalks, bustling outdoor cafés, glittering architecture, and important historical sites have earned the Avenue des Champs-Élysées the distinction of “most beautiful avenue in the world.” Named for the Elysian Fields in Greek Mythology – where the chosen would live a blessed and rich afterlife ... more
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Market / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market flotsam among its many stalls. Given how easy it is to find a kilo of oranges or a big carton of fresh ... more
Party Earth Review Although named for famous French renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne, tree-lined Avenue Montaigne is more closely associated with haute couture, swish cafés, and five-star hotels than it is with philosophy. On one side of the famed Golden Triangle – a term that denotes the exceptional wealth along ... more
Party Earth Review Anyone looking for the best in French accessories, shoes, and lingerie should head to Rue de Rennes, which is the place to go to find something for every budget. With glittering shops rivaling those on the Rue de Rivoli and in the Champs-Élysées area, Rue de Rennes, located in the heart of chic Saint Germain, has the advantage ... more
Rue de Rennes
Party Earth Review A captivating little spot to escape the typical French bar scene, Le Bazar Egyptien is a casual, international drinking den and restaurant with a completely authentic feel – from the food to the limestone walls right down to the costumes of the wait staff. Adding to the bar’s genuine feel is the bazaar just inside the entrance ... more
29 Rue de Lappe
Party Earth Review In operation since 1885, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – commonly known as “Les Puces”– is one of the largest flea and antique markets in the world, attracting more than a hundred thousand visitors every weekend. Covering several acres, the area is actually a collection of several distinct markets (marchés), with stalls and shops ... more
140 Rue des Rosiers
Party Earth Review The Latin Quarter around Blvd. Saint-Michel is named after the students of the Sorbonne who have populated the area since the thirteenth century, in the days when they spoke the scholarly language of Latin. Not much has changed in the last eight hundred years, since the area remains dedicated to and populated by students ... more
Blvd. Saint-Michel and Environs
Party Earth Review Montmartre’s cobblestoned Rue du Steinkerque, which leads past countless little cafés, brasseries, and shops selling everything from football jerseys to watercolors of quaint Paris scenes, finally deposits trekkers at Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the stunning white cathedral perched on top of a hill overlooking the city. Visitors ... more
Parvis du Sacré-Coeur
Party Earth Review Ah, Paris! The center of the fashion world would not be complete without Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street comprised of some of the most spectacular shops on the planet. Global fashion houses like Hermès, Chloé, Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Dior rub shoulders with uber-exclusive designers ... more
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Market / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review A few blocks west of the plethora of monuments and museums that make up Les Invalides and a few blocks east of the Eiffel Tower, the small pedestrian stretch of Rue Cler offers visitors a quintessentially French shopping experience. And might just be the chicest place in town to buy a potato. This 300-year-old ... more
Rue Cler (between Avenue de La Motte-Picquet and Rue de Grenelle)
Even the most ignorant fashion novice can look at the average Parisian and think, “damn…they look good!” All the incredible shopping in Paris must have something to do with it. Window-shopping is like an Olympic sport in this town, and the French even have a name for it, “lèche-vitrine,” which literally translates to “licking the showcase.” They don’t mean it literally, of course, so keep the tongues at bay, even though it might be hard when staring at all the incredible displays that pop out from practically every major street in Paris.
Although government officials have begun to enforce regulations to curb ongoing commercialization, the stunning Avenue des Champs-Élysées is filled with a plethora of popular brand stores from Nike to Louis-Vuitton that cater to the tourist crowd, while fashion aficionados shopping for unique luxury designers could spend weeks exploring even more upscale side streets like Avenue Montaigne.
The center of the fashion world would not be complete without Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street comprised of some of the most spectacular shops on the planet, while Montmartre’s cobblestoned Rue du Steinkerque leads past countless little cafés, brasseries, and shops selling everything from football jerseys to watercolors of quaint Paris scenes before finally depositing trekkers at Sacré-Coeur Basilica, the stunning white cathedral perched on top of a hill overlooking the city.
Anyone looking for the best in French accessories, shoes, and lingerie should head to Rue de Rennes, which is the place to go to find something for every budget, while Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – commonly known as “Les Puces”– is one of the largest flea and antique markets in the world, attracting more than one hundred thousand visitors every weekend since 1885. How’s that for Paris shopping! Now go lick something.