Enjoy world class shopping; Rue Saint-Honoré
If you are looking for the ideal experience of Parisian shopping Rue Saint-Honoré is highly recommended by The Chess Hotel. The opportunities for a world class shopping spree seem endless along this prestigious and long established street located in the first arrondissement, and you can easily spend a good few hours browsing and indulging to your heart’s content.
The street that is the showcase of style in Paris
Well before the days when it became noted for oozing Parisian chic, the Rue Saint-Honoré was simply a road that ran from the north side of the Louvre Palace to the edge of the city and beyond. This is the street where the playwright Molière was born; where Maximilien de Robespierre was sheltered by his landlord, Maurice Duplay; and where King Henry IV was assassinated. Named after Saint-Honoré Church, it hosts the Palais-Royal built by Cardinal Richelieu, and many more magnificent buildings. Today it is today a place of museums, imposing architecture and upscale boutiques, as well as being a reliable gauge of style in the city.
Walking along Rue Saint-Honoré you will be beguiled by this cornucopia of retail splendor. The very names aligned along this beautiful street are sufficient to make the pulse of the passionate shopper pound. Some of the world’s most prestigious brands are located here, such as John Galliano, Gucci, Louboutin, Escada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Cartier, Alberta Ferretti Tom Ford and Roberto Cavelli. Finally, don’t miss Colette, the cult store of Paris, with its amazing selection of exclusive culture and fashion products.
Picture 'Tom Ford Boutique' copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Stéphanie Rivoal
The Chess Hotel, a chic 4 * hotel close to the Opera Garnier