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Christmas in Paris – a time that the whole family can enjoy

Christmas in Paris – a time that the whole family can enjoy

The spectacular attractions of Christmas in Paris appeal to every age group, and it’s the perfect time for a family stay at Hotel Royal Cardinal. Bring your family, or visit with a partner or a group of friends and explore the city in all its festive glory from our warm, friendly hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

Hundreds of sparkling LED light garlands decorate the famous plane trees of the Champs-Elysees, creating a beautiful winter wonderland atmosphere. It’s a delightful setting for the traditional Christmas village where children can meet Santa or enjoy rides at the fun fair. Adults can join in with a ride on the Great Wheel at Place de la Concorde; a thrilling seasonal feature that allows you to enjoy breath taking views of the city.

Festive family fun in Paris

Keep older kids happy and discover one the city’s most magnificent buildings in a whole new way. The seasonal ice rink at the Grand Palais transforms the Great Hall of Mirrors into a festive playground that everyone can enjoy together. It’s the biggest ephemeral ice rink in France, and the fabulous setting adds a unique aspect to a fun outing.

Skating at Hotel de Ville (City Hall) is one of the most eagerly awaited Parisian traditions. The two ice rinks will open from December 19th 2014 to March 1st 2015, and will transform the square into a magical grotto of twinkling lights, outdoor fun and festive music and events. Even toddlers can try a turn on the smaller ice rink.


Grand Palais des Glaces: December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro:  Champs Elysées Clémenceau, lines 1 and 13
Christmas Ice Rink: December 19, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Hôtel de Ville, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4e
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, lines 1 11
RER A - B - D : Châtelet - Les Halles
Grande Roue: November 14 - February 15, 2015
Place de la Concorde, Paris 8e
Metro: Concorde, lines 1,8,12


Picture 'Carousel and Ice skating at City Hall' copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Daniel Thierry