If you've still got money left over, take the high-speed TGV train to La Vallée Village, the Parisian version of Woodbury Common. Located a short 35-minute ride from Gare Saint Lazare in downtown Paris, this outdoor outlet center sells apparel from designers like Cacharel, Agnès B, Celine, Wolford, Longchamp, and Charles Jourdan for a minimum of 33 percent off retail prices. The shopping center is set up like a quaint village with hanging lanterns and flower-filled streets, so you can pretend you're in a charming town in Provence, too. (The Starbucks might break that spell, though.)
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Published on Mar 28, 2007 as a web exclusive.