Chinese New Year : dog days in Paris

The capital will turn a flattering shade of red this month as it celebrates the start of the Chinese New Year on February 16. People born in the Year of the Dog are reputed to be honest, with a strong sense of justice… and a love of shopping! If you’re one of them, you could be severely tested over the coming weeks as brands and iconic addresses across the city literally roll out the red carpet for their Asian customers. From exclusive offers to gastronomic meals and shows, prepare to be transported to the Middle Kingdom in the heart of Paris amid a swirl of parades, lion and dragon dances, lanterns and firecrackers. By Florence Halimi