What we love…
- When Paris is just a quick stop to another destination a department store can be the perfect way to get your fashion fill quick.
- Printemps is a premier shopping destination in Paris with hundreds of top brands in fashion, beauty, interior, and food. There's nine levels of the hottest brands in ready-to-wear for men, women, and children from the best French and international labels—so there really is something for everyone.
- The great thing about Printemps is you can find just about any new collection—even from the smaller labels—so you can literally cut your shopping time in half.
- This Art Nouveau pavilion with its impressive dome windows was the heart of the world fair in 1930. Since the 2006 renovation is even more stunning, and really is worth a look even if shopping isn't your activity of choice.
- Hungry? No problem—there's eight places to eat inside Printemps that range from a quick snack to a full on sit-down meal, which you choose will of course depend on how hard you shop.
- The Brasserie Printemps is located on the sixth floor and offers a traditional menu. Cojean on the first floor offers light lunch options like delicious seasonal salads. Head to the ninth floor terrace bar Le Déli-Cieux for phenomenal panoramic fresh air views of the city, and a glass of champagne.
- If you're in need of a caffeine or sugar high head to Pâtisserie Café Pouchkine on level 0 for traditional tea and French-Russian fusion pastry. Skip the sit-down if you're a hardcore shopper and head to Ladurée on the first floor for their world famous macaroons—the perfect compliment to any girls wardrobe.
- And if you happen to shop till you drop and find that it's almost closing time and you're utterly famished stop by Café Be on the third floor for gourmet take-away treats to eat on your way to the airport.