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Christmas in Paris what to do?


To visit Paris dream of almost every traveler, because this amazing, mesmerizing its charm the city is really beautiful. But what could be better than a trip to Paris? Of course, only stay in Paris for Christmas!

The capital of France will enchant you any time of the year, but it is especially beautiful in winter. Being in Paris for the winter holidays, you'll fall in love with the vibrant atmosphere of happiness, celebration and magic, hovering at this time in the air!

However, those travelers who come to the main city France for the first time, no matter how it sounded, often faced with the fact that I don't know what to do in Paris and what to see. That is why we have compiled a list of 7 things that must be done for those tourists who first came to winter in Paris.

Taking advantage of our recommendations, you will be able to plan their travel program so that most interesting meet a festive Paris in all its magnificent variety Christmas.

1. To see Christmas markets

Christmas markets in Paris, of course, cannot compete with the winter fairs in Austria, Belgium or Germany, but they are very interesting and popular, so they are definitely worth a visit.

Large and small Parisian fair, which annually attracts thousands of tourists throughout the city, so you can easily find a few Christmas markets nearby your hotel.

Where the most popular Christmas markets in Paris: Montmartre, Place de la Republique, Place des Abbesses, Gare Saint Lazare, Place de la Bourse.

2. To visit the rink

Rinks are becoming more and more popular Christmas entertainment in Europe. Indeed, ice rinks, decorated with festive lights, over which is poured the cheerful music and sincere laughter of the guests are simply an excellent source of good mood.

By the way, if you want, skating,  to admire the beautiful view of the Eiffel tower, better to choose a rink at the Trocadero.

Please note that the entrance to some ice rinks in Paris are free for those who come with their own equipment.

3. To enjoy the festive illuminations in Paris

When you are in a winter Paris, one of the most amazing experiences — Christmas illuminations. Paris before the winter holidays decorated with myriads of lights and light installations, which each year brought to a grateful public in a new style.

Colored lamps, luminous arches, shining trees, shop Windows and colored lights wink with garlands decorate the streets of Paris, welcoming the onset of Christmas and New year festive lights. The color of the lights changed every 30 minutes.

Stroll along Avenue Montaigne, Place Vendôme, the Forum des Halles or Bercy Village to enjoy the magical festive feeling.

4. To organize activities for children

If you are going to Paris with children, be sure to consider interesting entertainment program for their kids, because they, too, must receive their portion of incredible Christmas magic!

Of course, Disneyland will be one of the best places where your children can enjoy a fairy-tale atmosphere during performances, shows, games and visiting attractions. Also should pay attention to the Paris parks and gardens, which are children's puppet shows, rides, and trainers kids ride on a pony.

5. To see Christmas Nativity scenes

Many travelers every year I look forward to the opportunity to visit on this Christmas Nativity scene, and during the winter vacation in Paris, tourists have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy these unique static and animated representations in the Parisian churches and temples.

Nativity scenes take place during the Christmas season, and in each temple they have their own unique style and features of the story: modern productions, traditional and in the style of Baroque Nativity scenes depict different biblical scenes of the Nativity, and some churches doing the whole installation from different scenes and stands.

6. Don't miss the Paris show

Paris — cultural centre of France, so when it comes to the holiday season, the city is filled with a particularly large number of evening and night entertainment for tourists and native Parisians.

Light installations, shops, theme parks — is  not all that Paris can offer. During his walks through the French capital, be sure to visit the Moulin Rouge, the Opera Bastille and presentation of famous Parisian circus.

The most popular circuses during the winter holidays: Cirque Pinder, Cirque National Alexis Gruss and Cirque du Soleil.

7. Shopping in Paris for the winter holidays

In addition to the title of cultural capital of Paris is a recognized trendsetter. He is known also for its fine fashion and, of course, incredible winter shopping, which does not leave indifferent any real Shopaholic.

It is simply impossible to miss the opportunity to pamper yourself shopping during the winter holidays — the world's best perfumes and cosmetics, clothing and accessories from famous fashion designers, original gifts and Souvenirs will make shopping bright and interesting. By the way, it is worth remembering that for the winter holidays in Paris are special sales during which you can have a great save with a pretty impressive discount. The only thing you need to consider that the best promotions and the biggest discounts usually begin after the first of January.

The best places for shopping in Paris: Le Bon Marche, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps.


Date of publication: 24.12.2014