Winter Sales on now in Paris and France
Are you in Paris or France right now or heading over there during the next 5 weeks? If so, you have timed your trip perfectly with the nationwide winter sales (soldes d’hiver).
This year the winter sales start on 11 January and end on 21 February 2017. Sale dates can be slightly different in the following areas: Alpes-Maritimes (06), Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Meuse (55), Moselle (57) and Vosges (88).
The start date of both the winter and summer sales is the same across the country (except for the slight differences in the above departments) and is set by the central administration. The date of the end of the sale is a bit more flexible with each Department deciding the exact end date.
If you are planning a trip later in the year to Paris or France you may be interested to know that the nationwide summer sales (soldes d’été) are expected to start on 28 June and end on 8 August 2017. Once again, though remember that the areas of Alpes-Maritimes (06), Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Meuse (55), Moselle (57) and Vosges (88) may differ slightly.
Sales are on in boutiques, department stores, main bricolage (hardware) stores and many more stores. France now allows shops in designated ‘tourist interest’ areas to open on Sundays, so there’s even more time on the weekend to indulge in bargain hunting during the two main sale periods.
You may even use these dates to plan a future trip as they only vary slightly each year. Annette xx