What’s Paris without the Eiffel Tower? Or the coffee and croissants in outdoor cafes?
The good news is that France is re-opening in phases. After an announcement by the Government, patrons can finally visit their cherished hang-out spots as France’s outdoor terraces, restaurants, bars and cultural venues, have reopened for the first time in six months. Cafes and restaurants, including indoor dining, have been reopened with a maximum of 6 per table.
Popular attractions openThe best news is that 16th July will mark the reopening of Paris’ iconic landmark – the Eiffel Tower.
Great news for children and families is that Disneyland Paris will reopen on 17th June while adhering to enhanced health safety measures.
Another popular attraction- The Futuroscope, a theme park near Nantes, with its 3D and 4D cinemas and ultra-modern buildings, will also receive visitors on 9thJune with safety measures in place.
Yet to open
Some of France’s favourite monuments, the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, the Arc de Triomphe, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, just some of the emblematic sites managed by The National Monuments Centre (Centre des Monuments Nationaux), will gradually reopen to the public while also offering guided virtual visits.
In the heart of Paris, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, the luxury department store, is all set to revive the joy of browsing and retail therapy to its visitors, with several protocols to assure a smooth shopping experience.
Printemps in Paris, which has 19 luxury department stores, has also reopened to the public.
La Vallée Village, an open-air shopper’s paradise with 120 designer brands near Paris, has also reopened with all shopping protocols in place.
La Valle Village
Those visiting La Valle Village can reserve their place in digital queues. To make shopping safer and easier, shoppers can register at their favourite boutiques.
How it works
Shoppers can digitally reserve their place in the queue at selected boutiques by scanning a QR code at the boutique entrance, or by giving their name and mobile phone number to the boutique host.
Continue shopping at the Village as the digital queue moves ahead. Shoppers can check position and waiting time at any point from their phone.
A text alert will be sent to the phone when it’s time to visit the boutique. Shoppers have to click on the link to let the store know that you are coming. Shoppers have 10 minutes to reach the boutique.
Shoppers can register for up to three digital queues at a time. Some of these brands may only be using digital queuing during peak times, please ask in the boutique for more details.
Shoppers can book their place in a digital queue at the following boutiques:
Armani, Balenciaga, Balmain, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Claudie Pierlot, Coach, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Furla, Givenchy, Gucci, Guess Accessories, Guess, Hackett, Hour Passion, Jimmy Choo, KARL LAGERFELD, Kenzo, Kids around, Lacoste, Levi’s®, Loewe, Maje, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Napapijri, Paul Smith, Pinko, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Polo Ralph Lauren Men & Women, Prada, Timberland, UGG, Sandro, Superdry, The Kooples, Tommy Hilfiger