One of the best aspects of a visit to France (at least for shopaholics comme moi) is spending cold euros. This is an ideal time of year to visit of you love to shop. The government regulates sales, and there are just two times of year when you can get hot deals. Right now, the summer sale (which lasts six weeks) is coming to a close in Paris. The specific dates vary, depending on the specific French department. Find out more on the France Tourism Office site. There will also be the winter sales in January and February. With the dollar so weak against the euro, find out how you can save cash and buy even more French goodies with my tips on Ways to Stretch That Expensive Euro.