Noel a Paris … means Christmas in Paris!

Christmas in Paris is a marvellous time of year!

Spend Noel a Paris for a Paris France Christmas!

Noel a Paris! Christmas in Paris, a magical time of year

Christmas in Paris > Christmas Lunch | December | Lights/Noel | Christmas Markets | Shopping

Oooh how romantic! “Noel a Paris” sounds so lovely with a French accent :-)

Winter time, cold days, being rugged up in warm clothes all means it’s Christmas in Paris. When I first moved to Paris, it was the first time ever I’d had winter at Christmas, I’m from Australlia so we are more used to Christmas Day being very hot and going for a swim.

I wondered how I would feel having a cold Christmas in Paris, and I must admit I was thrilled when it snowed just a little bit. It was like all those Christmas cards with snow on them had finally come to life for me.

There are so many great things to do around Christmas time, and here are just a few I’d like to share with you.

Paris France Christmas Lights

Illuminations de Noël

For years you’ve probably dreamed of spending Christmas in Paris, walking down the Champs Elysees all rugged up for winter, with the Christmas lights helping to make your adventure surreal ..
Noel a Paris! Christmas in Paris, a magical time of year

Here is a list of where to see the best Christmas lights:

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 08)
From  November  to mid-January

Top of la Butte Montmartre

Montmartre/Pigalle/Trinité (PARIS 18), Metro Abbesses
From  December  to the end of January
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Avenue Montaigne

Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 08)
From November  to January

Place Vendôme, rue de la Paix, rue de Castiglione et rue Saint-Honoré

Marais/Les Halles | Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre | Opéra/Grands boulevards (PARIS 01)
From November  to January

Rue Lepic and rue Abbesses

Montmartre/Pigalle/Trinité (PARIS 18)
From  December  to mid-January

Christmas in Paris France

Noel a Paris! Christmas in Paris, a magical time of year

So – what’s so special about Christmas in the City of Love, the City of Lights? Walk down the Champs Elysées any evening around Christmas time and marvel at the gorgeous lighting displays along this avenue, truly delightful and will definitely get you in the Christmas mood!

Christmas windows in the big stores

Vitrines de Noël des grands magasins

You really should make one of your Paris events a trip to see the marvellous big store Christmas windows.

Printemps / Galleries Lafayette

These two stores create marvellous Christmas light designs on the sides of their buildings.

Au Bon Marché

If you’d like to see animated dolls and puppets in a Christmas display, you simply must check out these windows.

BHV : Bazar de l’Hotel de Ville

Le BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville) celebrates Christmas
Marais/Les Halles (PARIS 04)
From early November to December 24
52, rue de Rivoli
75004 PARIS
Metro : Hôtel de Ville
tel: 01 42 74 90 00

Where to attend Christmas Mass : Messes de Noël

Noel a Paris : Paris France ChristmasMesses de Noël à l’Eglise de la Madeleine
Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 08)
From December 24 to December 25
1, place de la Madeleine
75008 PARIS
Metro : Madeleine / RER : Auber / SNCF : 171

Festival d’Art Sacré de la Ville de Paris

This is an annual sacred music festival held in churches and other venues in the suburbs of Paris. To listen to wonderful music composed by Mendelssohn, Messaien, Handel and Poulenc head over to St-Roch and St Eustache, and the Musée dArt et d’Histoire de Judaisme.

You can buy tickets for approximately 10 Euro.

Paris France Christmas Shopping

If you want to get all your shopping done on time, you might want to spend some time in the Christmas markets dotted throughout Paris, where you’re sure to buy something gorgeous or unusual, and just perfect for those special people in your life.

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