If you’ve been shopping for a diamond engagement ring or wedding set, you’ve probably visited several brick and mortar shops in your area and looked at the online prices for diamonds and settings. But what if there was a place where you had thousands of retailers competing for your business?
If you want a somewhat different Christmas shopping experience this year, and crave shops that offer you more than the run of the mill, then head over to one of London’s most underrated shopping destinations – Chelsea. With big high street brands, designer stores and unique boutique shops, this is one area where you are sure to find that perfect gift.
A charming pedestrian cobbled street, rue Montorgueil, is lined with wonderful restaurants, cafés, cheese shops, bakeries, wine shops as well as Paris’ oldest (and one of its finest) pâtisseries. It’s a real joy to explore. Let us take you through some of the street’s highlights.
Once there was a network of over 140 covered passage ways running throughout Paris.
Designed to keep the gentry of the city clean and dry, these once bustling, glass roofed, shopping arcades had their heyday in the mid 19th century.
Over the years many fell in to disrepair and some have been demolished.
Luckily quite a few have now been restored including Passage Jouffroy,
a nostalgic reminder of how these charming arcades once looked.