Christmas in Paris
Published on in Visit Paris
With November, winter sets in and scarves are wound and coats buttoned up as night falls earlier. Excellent! All the better for admiring the beautiful Christmas lights that sparkle in the capital’s streets during your stay at Hotel Vice Versa.
Under Parisian Skies
Light up the lanterns and garlands! Streetlights, large avenues, squares, department stores and small shops are adorned with thousands of multicolored lights. Arches of white lights cross the streets, their silvery drops falling like stalactites from the bare branches of the trees. More small lights and red, yellow and green garlands add to the ambience as the many festive lights of Paris delight children and recall for their parents the sweet magical memories of childhood.
Signs of the festive season
Among all these festive ornaments, there are some that stand out. On the Champs-Elysées, the trees are decked in lights from the Place de la Concorde to the roundabout, and the wood chalets of the Christmas market offer small gifts and waffles and mulled wine to enjoy as you explore the area. The chic Avenue Montaigne, Place Vendome and Rue Royale compete with fairytale lights. The windows of department stores are animated - everything from toys to kitchen utensils and even clothes seem to have received the gift of movement in these festive days. A pancake feast on the edge of the Luxembourg Gardens is just one of the great joys of winter, and the perfect treat after a winter shopping session on the ever sparkling boulevard Saint-Michel. Finally, join in the fun as a huge ice tower is built at l’Hôtel de Ville as the Parisian skies are filled with shimmering stars and festive lights.