The beginning of 2017 looks promising and offers plenty of interest thanks to the many events being organised in the capital. The announcement of the long-awaited Winter Sales is great news for shopping enthusiasts, and the Chinese New Year offers exotic spectacle and fun, while the Maison & Objet trade show provides the opportunity to discover all the latest developments in home and lifestyle fashions and innovations. All good reasons to come and enjoy yourself in Paris.


The perfect time for shopping


As every year at around this time, the legendary Paris Winter Sales are here to bestow their heady blend of shopping frenzy and bargain prices on those who are fortunate enough to take advantage of the situation. In 2017 this much-anticipated event kicks off on January 11th and runs for six weeks, giving you ample opportunity to grab bargains galore. Remember; the greatest choice can be enjoyed during the first few weeks, but prices are slashed even further as the sales period goes on. Discounts of up to 50% or even more are not unknown. An essential city in terms of chic and glamour, Paris is the number one destination for shoppers who cannot resist the siren call of classic department stores and luxury boutiques. In addition to clothing and accessories you’ll find that multimedia and high-tech equipment, as well as household goods, can be snapped up at knock-down prices. The Winter Sales are also the perfect time to get to know the most exclusive Parisian shopping areas, such as the Opéra district and its Boulevard Haussmann, the famous Galeries Lafayette, the Champs-Élysées and the prestigious Avenue Montaigne. Then there are the Halles shopping centre, Bercy Village and the Grands Boulevards. And all this retail action is just a few minutes from your Hotel Paris France.


The Chinese New Year


The month of January also has a distinctive Asian flavour thanks to the Chinese New Year, when various parts of Paris become a riot of colour and exotic splendour as, this time around, the Year of the Monkey becomes the Year of the Rooster. A tradition celebrated all over the world, the Chinese Spring Festival begins on January 28th and continues for almost a month. The capital’s 13th arrondissement, Belleville and various other districts will feature spectacular festivities, parades, dancing dragons, traditional music, fireworks, shows and martial arts performances, creating a joyous and spellbinding experience for all. Come along and usher in the turning of the year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar.


The top trade show for design enthusiasts


Entirely devoted to the latest trends in design, lifestyle, tableware and interior decoration, the Maison & Objet trade show will take place from January 20th to 24th at the Paris-Villepinte Exhibition Centre. With over 3,000 brands in a space of 130,000m2, Maison & Objet has been a constant success for many years, with more than 70,000 visitors attending the previous edition.