• Posted:Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Paris is great for duty-free
I love duty-free. I wouldn't say that it's the only reason I go travelling around the world but it's definitely a deciding factor when it's time to hop on that there plane. What's more, it means that your time in your chosen country is freed up to sightsee because you know you can take care of all your consumerist needs in the airport while you're waiting for your flight home. If you're in a Paris hostel at the moment and are dreading leaving because you're having so much fun, don't cry into your croissant. Just think of all the savings you'll be able to make once at Charles de Gaulle.

According to Four Seasons magazine, this airport is one of the best in the world for snaffling up a few bargains, particularly in terms of alcohol and tobacco, although - naturally and as you would expect for France - there are lots of lovely food stores available where you can pick up some great presents.

The news source noted that, aside from being able to fill your suitcase with bottles of Courvoisier Cognac (which it says is a "great find"), you will also be able to make a quick pit stop at the airport branch of Fauchon, where you can stock up quickly on excellent teas and some duck confit.

But, of course, as I mentioned in a recent blog post about Paris, shopping in the City of Light is almost unavoidable and is pretty much a rite of passage for any newcomer. Those who are feeling a bit overwhelmed at the number of places they can go to spend their money might like to do as Ann Yungmeyer of the Herald Courier suggested and enlist the services of a personalised shopping guide company, such as Nuit Blanch Tours.

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