Magical and spectacular; Christmas in Paris
Published on 5 November 2018, dans Entertainment
Looking for an original way to give your loved ones the gift of an exceptional Christmas? Like the idea of spending unforgettable moments with those who mean the most on the occasion of the end of the year holidays? Then come and celebrate the festive season in Paris! Experience the spirit of Christmas in the capital with stunning illuminations, gorgeous Yuletide display windows and gourmet seasonal markets.
Festive illuminations throughout the city
Whether you choose to go on foot, by car, bus or bike, you will love exploring Paris in December. At this time of year, the capital deserves its sobriquet of the City of Light more than ever as she dresses herself in a festive gown of Christmas illuminations. Fall for the charm of Montmartre and its picturesque small squares so beautifully enhanced with garlands of light, rediscover the Avenue des Champs-Elysees with its famous curtain of luminescence, and marvel at the Place Vendome and its Christmas tree adorned with a thousand stars standing majestically in the centre of the square. But it's not just the city's famed hotspots that take on an even more radiant lustre in December as all the streets, avenues, boulevards and alleyways are embellished with joyful, friendly, luminous messages of peace and goodwill to all.
Christmas windows bursting with magic
An unmissable sight for generations of Parisians, the display windows of the city's department stores have once again been dressed to impress. Bon Marché, Printemps, Galeries Lafayette and BHV bring you windows that enable you to look into worlds that are the very embodiment of the Christmas spirit. Watch as your children’s adored characters come to life and have wonderful adventures. Mischievous bears, delightful dolls, busy elves and many more charming creations will awaken your inner child and give free rein to your imagination. It's the ambiance of Christmas at its most enchanting and should not to be missed under any circumstances. A wonder for children and adults alike, these Christmas windows offer the perfect family outing.
Christmas markets; a celebration for all your senses
Christmas markets spring up in Paris in mid-December. Nothing will get you into the festive mood as quickly as a glass of mulled wine enjoyed with orange and cinnamon biscuits as you wander amidst the picturesque market stalls. Here you can indulge in seasonal treats as well as find lovely gifts, decorative objects to enhance the Christmas spirit, and regional artisanal foods to enjoy with your loved ones. But don’t leave anything to chance for your stay in Paris at the end of the year. Choose a hotel that is well situated, comfortable and warm. At the Hotel Royal Cardinal, you’ll enjoy a quality welcome right in the midst of the Latin Quarter, on the Left Bank of the Seine.
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Hotel au Royal Cardinal, a 2-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin