Even though the summer has come to an end this year with a late season burst of warmth and sunshine, the calendar does not lie; the Christmas holidays are fast approaching. Soon, you can enjoy all the magic of a Christmas in Paris, such as festive display windows, illuminations and traditional markets … Immerse yourself in Parisian magic!
Display windows, illuminations and markets; the essentials of a Christmas in Paris
Whether they are a supplement to your other activities or your visit to the capital is centred around them, these three essential aspects of a Parisian Christmas will give you a Yuletide experience to remember. Joyous for any true Parisian, they are a source of wonder and magic to visitors. Stroll along the Champs-Élysées as it sparkles with a thousand lights, enter the perfect octagon that is the Place Vendôme enhanced by its own illuminations, admire the scintillating Eiffel Tower and Champs de Mars. The capital’s most emblematic locations are clad in their festive finery.
Spectacle and shopping…
Beautiful and innovative display windows are one of the joys of a Parisian Christmas. When you go Christmas shopping in the city’s renowned department stores, you’ll be unable to resist lingering in front of Printemps Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette. These stores compete in ingenuity and imagination to create stunningly designed windows that tell a story. The capital’s Christmas markets will also help to put you in the festive mood. These can be found in every neighbourhood and each has its own character, from Notre-Dame at the foot of the cathedral to the traditional Alsace market at the Gare de l’Est, to the Abbesses on the hill of Montmartre…
The holiday season offers a wealth of exceptional moments in Paris. Your Hotel Doisy Etoile is well placed for easy access throughout the capital and provides you with the opportunity to experience Christmas in a lively district of Paris, amidst lovely small shops and true Parisians!
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Hotel Doisy Etoile, a 4-star boutique hotel a few steps from Champs Elysées