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Things to do in Paris this December 2017


Heading to the French capital this month? Take a look at some of the best things to do in Paris this December, including the best new store openings where you can experience some of the best Christmas shopping in the city

Emily Scrivener
City Guide
Emily Scrivener ,

Saint Laurent at Colette
Colette will close its doors for good on 20 December, but is going out in style with a final collaboration with iconic French label Saint Laurent. The last in a series of pop-up takeovers, it features a series of exclusive collaborative items and Saint Laurent pieces. The Saint Laurent Colette pop-up will be open until 20 December.
Colette, 213 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 5535 3390


Zenith pop-up
Place Vendôme is home to some of the biggest names in watches and jewellery, and this month the prestigious shopping street has a new arrival: Zenith. The boutique is the largest ever opened by the brand and its sophisticated space is filled with more than 80 watches, including its covetable mechanical models and striking jewellery timepieces – perfect for investing in a truly special Christmas gift.
Zenith, 23 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris


Cartier’s new Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon
With the approach of Christmas, this is the time to invest in a beautiful timepiece for a loved one. A trip to one of Cartier’s Paris boutiques is a good place to start, especially for discerning watch lovers. This month, Cartier introduces the Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Double Tourbillon ahead of SIHH 2018. The new model is a limited edition of 30 numbered pieces, making it a truly special gift this Christmas.
Cartier, 13 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, +33 (0)1 5818 2300


1 December: A Bathing Ape store
Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape has arrived in Paris. Its first standalone French store will be the ultimate place to shop for the cult brand’s clothing, including pieces featuring its iconic Bape camo pattern. The store will sell limited-edition items including some featuring Eiffel Tower and tricolour motifs – ideal for those wanting to invest in distinctive souvenirs of Paris.
A Bathing Ape, 34 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris


11 December: Christian Louboutin nail pop-up
Get your nails holiday-ready in the most chic way possible this December courtesy of Christian Louboutin, which has launched a nail bar at the Mandarin Oriental Paris. The exclusive nail bar – open until 30 December – will add some extra glamour to manicures with a three-step process that is rounded off by a colour of your choice from Rouge, Noir, Pop and Nude. Those wanting to be extra festive can pick the new shade especially designed for the holidays: Metallissime Rouge Louboutin.
Mandarin Oriental Paris, 251 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 7098 7888

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