Christmas In Paris

The holidays are coming up, and although some families choose to spend their festive season cosy at home with Christmas television and a box of chocolates, others like to book their holidays to coincide with Christmas. If you’d like to get away this year, why not choose Paris, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The French capital is especially dazzling in the winter season, with twinkling lights and snow making for a picturesque scene. There’s plenty to do over Christmas in Paris, so plan your trip well to get everything in.

 

Soak up the culture

The museums that Paris is most famous for don’t close in the festive season, except on Christmas Day and New Years Day, so take the opportunity to visit the Louvre and other galleries and see some of the historic artwork housed there.

 

See the lights

Check out the Champs Elysees’s famous Christmas lights while you get in your last minute Christmas shopping, and go view the traditional window displays that never fail to impress, most notably at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.

 

Get in the festive spirit

There’s nothing like Christmas carols and singing to inspire some holiday cheer, and the concerts on offer in Paris will move even the grinchiest of grumpy dads. Find out what’s on at Paris’s famous churches while you visit; Notre Dame, La Sainte Chapelle and many other churches offer beautiful music around Christmas, and give you a chance to see some of Paris’s historic places of worship.

 

Cruise along the Seine

For romance and stunning views, dinner cruises along the Seine River can’t be beaten, with many companies offering fantastic 3-course meals at varying price options, some with decadent tasting menus and private rooms and others with less expensive options, so find one to suit your budget and you’ll have a truly unforgettable evening.

 

Christmas markets

If you do only one thing on holiday in Paris over Christmas, make it a visit to one of the city’s famous Christmas markets. The Champs-Elysees market is one of the most well known, featuring over 100 booths and an ice rink that your whole family will be sure to enjoy, and there are plenty of others to fill your days exploring.

1 Comment

  1. Mark Richard

    December 3, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Nice article!! Paris is a wonderful place to enjoy the Christmas season.

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