As snow softly falls over Paris, La Vallée Village turns into a winter spectacle. The romantic shopping venue transforms from its cheerful, autumn garb into a picturesque town fit for a magical snow globe. There is a delight in the air; more than 110 fashion boutiques line the avenues, proudly bearing globally cherished brands known for their exquisite quality and unparalleled designs. Crowds stroll by the promenade, swinging in their hands shopping bags that contained more than what they could bargain for, taking a sudden stop at the many window displays that tickle the heartstrings.
The merry shopping paradise dresses with a wonderland wardrobe fit for the occasion: silver reindeers, giant Christmas trees, sparkling lights, and luscious ornaments that make shopping more whimsical. Inhale the laidback days as snow blankets the awnings and the cheerful row of trees that line the pathway. Lovely street installations are there to be your Instagram backdrop, making pictures more breath-taking, and even post-card worthy.
The surrounding milieu of well-dressed people in their coats shopping amongst the many designer shops, the gentle glow of the lamps, the fragrance of fresh French pastries enveloping the air—all these add to the La Vallée Village experience. At night, however, the venue is more vivid, the dazzling festoon lights and the crystal décor shine against the illuminations. The town centre echoes surprising performances from musical acts, singing carols and serenading guests with their holiday cantata. Here, shopaholics do not just stop to splash out on their favourite things, but also enjoy the pleasant scenery and the warm moments of the village.
Just like many villages in the West, this renowned shopping village also celebrates its own pre and post-Christmas shopping sprees, but with a glorious extension. The excitement is all about the wide variety of choices and its amazing sales, for La Vallée Village is home to designer discounts with a minimum of 33% off all year long on the retail price. All items are fresh with an exceptional style and a refined taste.
Don’t miss the key moment: Private Sales from 26 to 31 December. During this period, enjoy up to 60% off in the participating boutiques, upon presentation of this QR code.
La Vallée Village is only 40 minutes away from the bustling city of Paris, and a close, 5-minute jump away from the Disney® parks. Open 7 days a week, the open-air refined shopping experience offers an endless escapade of smart splurging. With accessible Wi-Fi, uploading videos to your social feeds is a breeze. And, when your bags seem to be too much to carry, La Vallée Village offers a hands-free shopping experience, taking the load off your hands. Enjoy tax-refunds, too available for all international visitors.
Other than its wide selection of international luxury brands, the village is also home to many epicurean treats to quell the shopper’s hunger, all options as equally opulent as its swanky boutiques. Here’s a tip: it gets tiring to skim through more-than-a-hundred stores, especially if you are searching for something rare and exceptional, but there is a chance for gastronomic breaks, for La Vallée Village is also home to many dining opportunities, from a rosy Gelato, a box of macarons, a plateful of salads to your good ‘ole frappe. Sit by the benches and soak in the atmosphere as you set your bags beside you—or leave them in the care of the village’s staff so you could dive into your next shopping adventure, for the day is not over yet.
A luxury destination that brims with immense style and great service, La Vallée Village is the must-visit Parisian destination this holiday season. And to celebrate 2020, the Village will be exceptionally open from noon to 8pm. From 1 to 26 January 2020, enjoy up to 70% off, one week ahead of national sales. Save these dates on your calendar, and enjoy Paris to the fullest by shopping to your heart’s content. To discover your shopping benefits, click here www.france.fr/en/campaign/la-vallee-village-asean-wtm ◼
© This article was first published online in Dec 2019 – World Travel Magazine.