Spend an extra-special Christmas in Paris this year
Publish on Monday, 5 November 2018 in Visit Paris
With the end of year holidays approaching, it's time to decide how you want to spend this wonderful time with your loved ones. How about treating them to a break in the beautiful city of Paris, which becomes even more enchanting as we enter the festive season? Discover as a couple, with friends or family, the myriad attractions of Paris in December, including magical illuminations, dazzling Christmas display windows and gourmet markets.
Christmas lights; sparkling Paris
The most beautiful city in the world redoubles her elegance at the end of the year, donning her Christmas finery to celebrate this time of peace and joy. With their garlands of light and other spectacular decorations, the streets of the capital offer scenes of wonder and scintillant loveliness. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées dazzles onlookers with its curtain of light and its trees adorned with a thousand stars. The Place Vendome gives a place of honour to its huge and merrily twinkling fir tree. The Avenue Montaigne is equally irresistible, with its long ribbons of light. But it’s not only the great thoroughfares of Paris that are adorned with constellations of lights; each district, each square and each street are adorned with superb illuminations. Stroll through the streets of Paris and enjoy the show.
The Christmas windows of department stores offer a magical experience
In December, department store windows are transformed into exquisite magical worlds where toys come alive! Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and BHV go all out to create the loveliest, most imaginative and innovative scenes and stories behind glass. This much-loved tradition, which has made the eyes of generations of Parisians and visitors to the city shine, is equally appealing to children and adults alike, so come along and see the Christmas spirit brought to life.
Paris Christmas markets; festive fun and gourmet bliss
No Christmas celebration is truly complete without mulled wine, gingerbread and cinnamon cookies! Several markets in Paris have their origins in the Alsace region or are German-inspired, and the delicious delicacies and food specialities on offer reflect this. Whether it’s the square of the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, the Gare de l'Est, the Place des Abesses or Bercy Village, each Christmas market has its own personality. You'll find delicious desserts, handcrafted products, Christmas decorations, artisanal jewellery and plenty of gift ideas to delight your loved ones. Give yourself over to the charm, friendliness and joyful atmosphere of the Christmas markets of Paris! Plan for the perfect break by booking your room at the Hotel Comète in the 20th arrondissement. This unique and original establishment offers you a cosmos-themed experience, so you can sleep among the stars. All the decor of the hotel is designed to appeal to budding astronauts and other space buffs.
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Hotel Comète, a 3-star cosmic hotel between Nation and Père Lachaise