During the holidays, Paris is one of the most spectacular places to visit. With outstanding window decorations along Boulevard Haussmann and stunning designs from Galeries Lafayette and Printemps while enjoying a terrific ice rink. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere in a little café while sipping a vin chaud, you will have a wonderful selection to choose from. Paris offers so many activities to fit all tastes; you will be so very glad you chose this city for the holidays. You will take home so many wonderful memories that will last a life time.
Surround Yourself In The Festivities Of The Christmas Markets
It’s a Parisian tradition that every year there are Christmas markets. They are called Les Marchés de Noel and will get you into the Christmas spirit very quickly. From handmade gifts, local foods and wonderful mulled wines. These markets are scattered all over the city with the largest one on Avenue des Champs-Elysees. You can roam from market to market, pick up different flares and just enjoy the holiday season with the very best of Paris.
This The Season For The Very Best Window Shopping
Paris offers absolutely everything from quaint boutiques to designer shops. You will find wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends that will be so unique; you can’t wait to see them open these gifts. While shopping for that special gift, enjoy the elaborate window dressings and get caught up in the holiday celebrations. Some of the very best window dressings are Printemps, Le Bon Marché and Galeries Lafayette. The displays offer animated figures, music and moving sets that are absolutely enchanting. You are going to want to have your camera handy to capture these scenes.
Check out the wonderful displays from last year at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, you will already be packing for the season!
The City of Light For The Ice Skater in You
Paris has a few great ice rinks for those who can’t imagine spending the holidays without a good spin around an ice skating rink. The Patinoire de L’Hotel de Ville is one of the most popular rinks in town, so expect a large number of people. This rink is outside of Paris’ beautiful city hall, located by the Seine. There is a possibility the rink might return to the Eiffel Tower, which would be an unforgettable moment.
Spoil The Child In You
There probably is no better way to view the City of Light, decorated in holiday cheer, better than from a Ferris Wheel. Everything monumental, city street along with the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower will be donned in magnificent lights. Put on your best winter coat and view everything from the 200 feet high view from the Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde.
So while you are deciding where you wish to spend your holiday, Paris will give you the best of all worlds while leaving you with unforgettable memories to enjoy forever.