December in Paris



Wondering what to do in December in Paris?
December in Paris tree and lights (image)

December in Paris – aaah, the crisp air, the memory of summer long gone, thoughts of Christmas and  … the aroma of chestnuts being roasted by street vendors …

This is one of my favourite times in Paris, when strangers share goodwill and the warmth of everyone is tangible in their smiles and good wishes

Make sure you’re one of those people who says Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noel to people you pass in the street – go on, spread the cheer, tell someone they look fabulous, make someone’s day :-)

Remember – this time of year isn’t about gifts and spending money, it’s about sharing quality time with friends, family and workmates, to celebrate goodwill amongst all nations, and to have a happy time.

I found this is the time when neighbours will chat with you happily even though you’re both normally too busy during the year.  The French are a friendly bunch once you make the effort to unde4rstand each other’s customs.  Why not tell a French person about how you normally celebrate Christmas in your country?

Festive things to see and do

Fashion Christmas Trees Exhibition : Sapins de Noël Fashion

  • Come and see 40 Christmas trees designed by the students of ESMOD (oldest fashion school in the world), to be showcased in La Verriere, such an impressive winter garden.

l’InterContinental Paris Le Grand Opéra/Grands boulevards (PARIS 09)
December – January
2, rue Scribe – 75009 PARIS
Metro : Opéra
RER : Auber
SNCF : 171
tel : 1 40 07 32 32
http://www.paris.intercontinental.com

Other things to do in December in Paris

December in Paris : La Grande Roule ferris wheel (image)The Big Wheel : La Grande Roule

PLACE DE LA CONCORDE
Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 75008)
September to January

Treat yourself to this fabulous ferris wheel ride on a crisp winter’s day.

See the sights of Paris from on high – I haven’t done it myself yet, but my friends who have say it’s a lot of fun.
Enjoy!

Animations de fin d’année

Breteuil Féerique
CHATEAU DE BRETEUIL
Ile de France (CHOISEL)
December – January
www.chateaudebreteuil.fr
www.breteuil.fr

La magie de Noël s’empare du Playmobil Funpark
PLAYMOBIL FUNPARK
Ile-de-France (FRESNES)
December – January
www.playmobil-funpark.fr

Les Fééries d’Auteuil
FONDATION D’AUTEUIL
Paris 75016
December – January
www.fondation-auteuil.org

Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs
Ier ARRONDISSEMENT
Marais/Les Halles | Opéra/ Grands boulevards | Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 75001)
December – January

Manèges de Noël dans les arrondissements de Paris
PARIS
December – January
www.paris.fr

Patinoire à Montparnasse
Place Raoul-Dautry
Saint-Germain-des-Prés/Musée d’Orsay/Montparnasse (PARIS 75015)
December to March
www.paris.fr

Patinoire place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
PLACE DE L’HOTEL-DE-VILLE
Marais/Les Halles | Notre-Dame/Quartier Latin (PARIS 75004)
December to March
www.paris.fr

Russian Christmas Circus

December in Paris :: Cirque de Noel Russe (image)

Cirque de Noël russe
PELOUSE DE SAINT-CLOUD
Tour Eiffel/Trocadéro | Passy/Bois de Boulogne (PARIS 75016)
November – December
http://www.CirqueDeNoelRusse.com

Nativity Exhibition

Exposition « La Nativité à travers les cultures du monde »
EGLISE DE LA MADELEINE
Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 75008)
December – January
www.eglise-lamadeleine.com

Japanese Festival

Grande crèche japonaise
EGLISE DE LA MADELEINE
Champs-Elysées/Musée du Louvre (PARIS 75008)
December – January

Shopping at the Christmas Markets

Why not spend some time at the local Christmas markets where you might find a perfect gift?

December in Paris France

So – what else is there to do around Christmas in the City of Love, the City of Lights? You can walk along the grand boulevards and admire all the beautiful Christmas windows, you could check out the big stores who put on fabulous lights, attend a Christmas Mass, listen to beautiful Christmas music by the famous composers

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