It just trips off the tongue doesn’t it, Christmas in Paris… the lights, the markets, bars and restaurants gleaming and teaming, vin chaud and lush shops with wonderful window dressings.
The loveliest streets and avenues in the city are decked out in magical lights and historic buildings twinkle. More than ever, the capital lives up to its name as the ‘City of Light’.
We can’t all get to Paris though to see the festive sights so here, for you, is our “Christmas in Paris from your armchair” visit so you too can be captivated by this beautiful city at Christmas.
Galleries Lafayette Paris
This store has long been famous for its finery at Christmas and its head-line making Christmas tree. 150,000 visitors a day visit this famous store in December and the novel Christmas tree for 2014, turned upside down by a gang of cheeky monsters is sure to cause a stir for Galleries Lafayette’s Monster Christmas theme.
The world’s swankiest avenue is dressed to the nines with lights galore. In December and through to early-January, the avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations. Star bursts, sparkling garlands, rings of light, a shimmering curtain effect brings the 200 trees along the world’s most beautiful avenue to life… a festive landscape for a magical Christmas!
Window shopping in Paris
At Repetto ballet shoes and accessories shop where dancers have bought their shoes and tutus since 1947. It was here in 1956 that Brigitte Bardot went to seek shoes that were as light as ballet shoes but more wearable. Madame Rose Repetto designed a new shoe she named Cendrillon, and Bardot started a trend that’s never really gone away when she wore her red ballet shoes in the film And God Created Woman…
Ferris Wheel fun
More great information about Christmas in France
Paris at Christmas video – it’s truly uplifting and gorgeous…