Ask most travel enthusiasts and if they haven't already visited several times Paris is in their top 10 vacation/travel destinations. While visiting Paris is a dream vacation at any time of the year, the holidays or Christmas in Paris would be the ultimate holiday destination.
Blame it on one too many romantic movies filmed in Paris at Christmas time or on the surreal beauty of the photos you can find all over the web taken by those who either live in or have visited Paris this time of year. Like the ones shown below of the Champs Elysee all lit up, charming old Europe Christmas Markets and more. Either way our next stop is Paris at Christmas, join us as we take a breath-taking virtual tour of all it has to offer.
The Champs Elysee: During the holidays is a breathtaking sight, fully decorated with brilliant lights and the buzz of festive Parisians and visitors alike taking in the sights while window or holiday shopping at some of the most prominent designer stores. This is epitome of Paris at Christmas.
Arc de Triomphe
Avenue des Champs Elysees
Trocadero Christmas Market: Holiday shopping at one of Paris famous outdoor markets like the Trocadeor is at the top of our list. This time capsule gives you the old world charm of outdoor markets with hundreds of wooden stands where you can purchase traditional specialties like wine, ginger bread, sausages and treats all while scooping up beautifully crafted holiday gifts. With vibrant holiday decorations and a clear view of the Eiffel Tower directly across Trocadero is a perfect blend of historic and modern day Paris.
Photo by By Jean Pierre Dalbera
Galeries Lafayette Department Store: A shopaholics dream, the Galeries Lafayette department store is renowned for its spectacular holiday lights, window displays and store holiday decor beneath the golden dome, there will be so much eye candy to take in that one day might not be enough to shop, take photos and enjoy it all.
Photo by Behn Lieu Song
Notre Dame Cathedral: A trip to Paris would not be worth it, without a visit to the infamous Notre Dame cathedral. Its historical allure is further amplified during the holiday season with a giant decorated tree in the courtyard and lighted panels that display the Christmas nativity story, it should be quite the sight.
Dream Parisian Hotel: The Hotel Plaza Athenee takes the pie when it comes to old world charm with modern conveniences and even more so for it's romantic flair. Ideally located between the Eiffel Tower and the Avenue des Champs Elysees, the suites offer breathtaking views and the ease and convenience of getting around and enjoying Paris. Going to sleep after a long day of sightseeing, shopping and enjoying the spectacular french cuisine would be a breeze here.
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