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Embracing the Authentically French Shopping Experience
The France of small boutiques and personalized service has been infiltrated by large shopping malls and department stores. The Champs-Élysées is a world-famous shopping destination. The small specialized shops are the most authentic of French life. France is famous for small specialty stores such as the pâtisserie, or pastry shop, and the boucherie, or butcher shop. Explore the range of specialty stores that sell wares such as wine and cheese. The French expect foods to be fresh, and open-air markets are plentiful.