Paris is known as the "City of Light" for a reason, and this is especially true during Christmas. The city illuminates, from the lights along the Champs-Élysées to Galeries Lafayette's multi-coloured tree to some of the world's most beautifully adorned window displays. A walk around the charming lanes of Paris and you’ll be greeted with illuminated squares and a general air of holiday cheer.
Here are the top 6 things to do this Christmas in Paris.
The Sainte-Chapelle is one of France's most visited sites. However, only a small percentage of the million tourists who walk through the intricately decorated doors of the chapel each year get the opportunity to attend an exclusive classical concert on the other side.
On an exquisite Bateaux Parisiens dinner cruise, spend a festive Christmas Eve or Christmas Day drifting along the Seine. With a glass of champagne in hand enjoy the views of sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Musée d'Orsay.
The festive atmosphere at Disneyland Paris makes it even more magical during the festive season! Disneyland Paris, brimming with your favorite Disney characters, is the ideal spot to get into the Christmas spirit, as they celebrate "Disney Enchanted Christmas" this year.
Paris is decked out in her Christmas splendor starting mid-November. Glittering lights are strung across the trees, and colorful decorations are hung across the streets. The festive season adds a layer of glitz to most parts of Paris, but the Champs Elysées has the most extravagant show.
Even in the depths of winter, the Eiffel Tower provides guests with exceptional experiences: a gastronomic delight on the 1st level during the Christmas season, a late-night opening every day, and a breath-taking glimpse of the glittering Eiffel tower at night.
A Christmas market is built up in the heart of town at Les Halles, replete with 30 wooden chalets selling mulled wine and trinkets, a 65-foot illuminated Christmas tree, and even Santa Claus's home.