Paris is noted for its shopping. It has a mix of small specialist shops and big department stores scattered around the city.
Ave des Champs-Elysées is the most well known shopping street in Paris, although it is now mainly restaurants, cafes, fast food chains, banks, offices and cinemas. However, it is still a place to go with some big store chains and the big Virgin Megastore.
Boulevard Haussmann, (9th arrondissement) near Metro station Havre Caumartin, is famous for the large department stores of 'Au Printemps' and 'Galeries Lafayette'.
rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (8th arrondissement) one of the most fashionable streets in the world for fashion.
Avenue Montaigne (8th arrondissement) is another popular street for fashion.
Les Halles area (1st arrondissement). for its underground modern shopping precinct, the 'Forum des Halles'.