Black Friday in France: 7 deals to save you money
PUBLISHED: 13:48 25 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 25 November 2019
Save money on everything from French chocolates to holidays in France with these Black Friday deals
Black Friday takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and long regarded as the beginning of America's Christmas shopping season. It may have originated in the United States but the huge retail event has now spread around the world with retailers offering big discounts on everything from home appliances to holidays, and has since expanded to include Cyber Monday which is dedicated to online discounts. Black Friday, happening this year on Friday 29th November, began in France seven years ago and while it took a while to catch on, French consumers have since embraced the American tradition. French shoppers are expected to spend €5.9 billion between 29th November and 1st December 2019 according to American multinational coupon site RetailMeNot, a 4.1% increase compared to 2018. Here are 7 deals that will save you money this Black Friday.
1. 30% off 2020 luxury hotel barge cruises in France with European Waterways
Specialist luxury barge operator European Waterways is offering 30% off three of its most popular six-night, all-inclusive whole boat charters in France, when booked between Friday 29th November and Tuesday 3rd December 2019. The Black Friday offer includes the 5th April 2020 departure of the 12-passenger La Belle Epoque in Burgundy, which can be chartered for £30,100 saving £12,900 off the £43,000 original price; the 12th April 2020 departure of the eight-passenger Anjodi on the Canal du Midi, which can be chartered for £17,150 saving £7,350 off the regular price of £24,500; and the 26th April 2020 departure of the eight-passenger L'Art de Vivre in Burgundy, which can be chartered for £19,950 saving £8,550 off the regular price of £28,500.
2. Double up on zChocolat orders
Luxury chocolate brand zChocolat is marking Black Friday by doubling the amount of chocolate on all online orders placed online between Friday 29th November and Monday 2nd December. The four-day offer starts at 0.01am on Black Friday and runs until 11.59pm on Cyber Monday.
3. 30% off ski holidays with Ski Beat
Ski Beat's Black Friday deals include a seven-night ski holiday in a chalet in the French ski resort of Les Arcs from just £499 per person (saving £120pp), departing from Gatwick on 14th December 2019 (+£20 from Manchester), and savings of up to 30% for departures in January, February and March 2020. You could save £280 per person on a week's stay in Val Thorens, or £310 per person on a seven-night stay in a fully catered chalet in La Plagne. Prices include return flights, transfers and meals, and deals must be booked between Friday 29th November and midnight on Monday 2nd December 2019.
4. 10% off orders with Melody Maison
French-style furniture and home accessories retailer Melody Maison is offering at least 10% off everything on its website and in store, while many items in the special Black Friday Sale category will be better than half price. Additional secret special offers will also be announced on Friday 29th.
5. Save up to 52% and receive a £20 Majestic Wine gift card with a magazine subscription
The Black Friday price for a one-year subscription to Living France, French Property News or FRANCE Magazine is £25 by Direct Debit (a saving of 48% on French Property News and FRANCE Magazine and 52% on Living France) or £30 by credit/debit card (a saving of 37% on French Property News and FRANCE Magazine and 42% on Living France), and you'll also receive a £20 Majestic Wine gift card.
Subscribe online or call 01858 438840 and quote code LMMXS19K
6. Half price holidays with Eurocamp
Eurocamp's Black Friday sale runs all week with 50% off holidays at 40 of its parks across France, Italy and Spain. The half-price offer applies to Comfort and Classic holiday homes for a minimum three-night stay and is available until Monday 2nd December, for travel between 1st April and 31st May 2020 including Easter and half term. Eurocamp has sites all across France offering a wide range of facilities and activities.
7. Save on flights with Air France
Air France serves 36 destinations in France and provides scheduled and cargo services to 168 destinations in 78 different countries. The airline's Black Friday sale includes a London to Paris flight from £76.