A bonanza for shoppers during the feast of St. Valentine!

The 2016 winter sales begin in Paris on January 6th and run all the way through to February 16th. So lovers who dream of a romantic getaway in the French capital for Valentine's Day will also be able to take the opportunity to go shopping and be twice as happy, enjoying both a romantic break and the many bargains to be had thanks to generous discounts on a wide selection of goods.

Combine a winter sales shopping trip with Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday in 2016, providing a fantastic opportunity for lovers to plan a romantic weekend in the world capital of love. It’s a great way to spend some special time together. However, remember that the winter sales will be reaching a grand climax of slashed prices and unmissable deals at the same time, so why not combine these two events into one idyllic break? All the shops in Paris are waiting to tempt you in with their Soldes (Sales) signs, so you can acquire hot fashions at cool prices in a shopping spree you’ll always remember. Department stores, such as the internationally famous Galeries Lafayette, are selling great offerings from top brands, including fashion accessories like bags, watches, scarves and more. So you can easily find an upscale but reasonably priced gift for Valentine's Day to please that special someone in your life during your stay at the Hotel Sophie Germain.

What to do in Paris during Valentine's Day

Wondering where you can find the most romantic places in Paris? For starters, how about a quiet stroll amidst the loveliness of the Jardin du Luxembourg? This picturesque park dating from the 17th century is full of pleasing sights such as its many statues, gorgeous fountains and lush plant life, as well as fun things to do together such as racing model boats on the Grande Bassin, admiring exhibitions in the museum, or enjoying a game of boules. Or you can just cuddle up on a bench amidst nature’s glories and watch the world go by.

The Place des Vosges also awaits you with its architecture and greenery. Stroll under the trees or beneath the arches of its buildings, isolated from the hurly-burly of the capital. Charming cafés are ready to welcome you to enjoy a cosy snack for two.

As it winds languorously through Paris, the Seine also offers many places to visit on Valentine's Day. Walk along the Pont Neuf, the city’s oldest bridge, to watch the river traffic. Even though you can no longer hang a padlock upon it, the Pont des Arts still offers a beautifully romantic moment or two. A boat ride on the Seine provides magic for lovers as it has done since time immemorial.

Finally, an evening visit to the beautiful Eiffel Tower is a pure wonder. Begin with the view of our Iron Lady from the Trocadero. Her lighting regularly changes colour, depending on the occasion, and she’ll be wreathed in pink in honour of Valentine's Day.


More information:
Galeries Lafayette PARIS HAUSSMANN
40, Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th
Centre Commercial Montparnasse (Shopping Hall Montparnasse)
22 Rue du départ, Paris 15th

Hotel Sophie Germain, a charming 3* hotel on the left bank of Paris

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