Christmas and New Year's Eve in Paris: 7 things to do to experience the magic of the "Ville Lumière"

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The splendid City of Paris, during the Christmas holidays, is even more magical and extraordinary and experiencing it at 360 ° is one of the things to do at least once in a lifetime. Here are the things to do and not to miss during Christmas and New Year's Eve.

  • What to do in Paris during the Christmas period: tips and tricks
  • Visit the Christmas Markets - Paris
  • Having fun with children at Disneyland - Paris
  • Go shopping at Galeries Lafayette - Paris
  • Lunch or dinner on the Seine aboard the Bateaux Mouches - Paris
  • Stroll the length and breadth of the Champs Élysées - Paris
  • Visit the main attractions - Paris
  • Go to Christmas Mass - Paris
  • Paris at Christmas and New Year: images and photos

What to do in Paris during the Christmas period: tips and tricks

Spend Christmas and New Year in Paris, let's face it, it is everyone's dream and the extraordinary Ville Lumière during this period is transformed into something so magical and enchanted that it is really very difficult to describe; in short, you have to go there to understand.



During the holiday season, Paris it becomes even more colorful, romantic and fascinating and welcomes tourists with its incredible lights, Christmas markets, impeccably decorated shop windows, artistic creations and concerts; in short, "whoever has more".

Paris at Christmas and New Year, is a destination that we recommend indiscriminately to young couples, groups of friends and to families with small children as it is able to satisfy everyone's needs at 360 °.

In this guide we want to give you some tips and tricks on things to see and do in Paris during the holiday season which, of course, are suitable for both adults and children.



Where to go for Christmas

Visit the Christmas Markets - Paris

First obligatory stop of a "Christmas tour of Paris" they can only be his marvelous and extraordinary ones Christmas markets.

I Largest Christmas markets in Paris they are located in La Défense where usually, over 300 stalls, sell characteristic handmade Christmas decorations and local food and wine products.

Fans of the French kitchen they cannot fail to visit The Christmas Market in Montparnasse where it is a must to buy food and wine products from every corner of the Francia.

Having fun with children at Disneyland - Paris

Both on Christmas and New Year's Eve, Disneyland Paris it is the destination that manages to enchant adults and children.

Spend Christmas or New Year at Disneyland Paris it means immersing yourself in magical atmospheres unique in the world where among decorations, lights and famous people, dreams are transformed into reality.

Go shopping at Galeries Lafayette - Paris

Regardless of the period, the Galeries Lafayette are some of the main ones Paris attractions and losing them constitutes a crime in the true sense of the word.

Enter inside the Galeries Lafayette it means taking a “7-story journey” into something unique of its kind where design and fashion are the undisputed pioneers.


Do you think that every year, the Galeries Lafayette they are visited by over 15 million people and during the Christmas period being in front of the big tree that has nothing to envy to that of the Rockefeller Center in New York, is priceless.


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Lunch or dinner on the Seine aboard the Bateaux Mouches - Paris

Although, economically speaking it is not one of the most favorable solutions, having dinner or lunch at Christmas and New Year aboard one of the famous Bateaux Mouches that ply the Senna, will leave you with indelible memories.

On board the Bateaux Mouches you will get to see the wonders of City of Paris from a completely different point of view and accompanied by live music and plays of lights and colors you can taste typical mouth-watering dishes.

Just to give the idea, i prices for dinner or lunch at Christmas and New Year on one of the Bateaux Mouches, range between 180 and 200 euros per person.


Stroll the length and breadth of the Champs Élysées - Paris

One of the most famous and magical places to discover the true atmosphere of Christmas and the Parisian New Year are the Champs Élysées, one of the largest, most majestic and elegant avenues in Paris.

Le Christmas illuminations of the Champs Élysées are now famous all over the world and between restaurants, shops e stalls who sell anything, you will have a lot to do.

Don't miss the New Year's fireworks and don't forget to take a selfie against the backdrop of the famous Arc de Triomphe.

Visit the main attractions - Paris

A Christmas e New Year, as well as in spring and summer, visit the main ones Paris attractions, it is not an obligation, more.


One of the tips we give you is to eat in one of the two restaurants on the Eiffel Tower; profit with pleasure.

Unmissable are, of course, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and of most picturesque neighborhoods of Paris, just to mention a few; according to your tastes you can choose anything.

Go to Christmas Mass - Paris

Last but not least, we highly recommend attending the Mass on Christmas Eve.

Di he asked Paris where to go to Mass on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve there are some in every corner, it can be said, but the ones we recommend are always the bigger ones like the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacred Heart Basilica, Madeleine Church and Church of Sant'Eustache.

In one of these churches you can hear the Christmas choirs and not the most beautiful of all Francia.

Paris at Christmas and New Year: images and photos

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