Make the most of the Paris sales (in winter and summer) to shop at bargain prices.

For savvy shopping, wait for the sales! It is the ideal time to find your favourite brands at up to half price or even more sometimes.

The two not-to-be-missed sales periods in Paris are: the winter sales, which begin on the second Wednesday of January and the summer sales, which start on the last Wednesday in June.

Note, from 1 January 2015, the duration of sales in France will be 6 weeks and ad hoc ‘floating’ sales at other times of the year will be done away with.