Paris is always a good idea.. but in winter? In winter the city of lights and romance even becomes more luminous, and romantic. I’ve visited Paris during Christmas season some time ago, and I loved it. Then again: I also visited Paris in spring and summer and it is hard to deny that every season has her charms. However, as a Christmas person – listening to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ every day of the year – Winter is the best season to travel. Christmas markets are just the best!
Today, after experiencing Christmas (and Winter) in Paris myself I decided to make a list for you. So here it is: the five things you should definitely do in Paris while visiting it during Winter season.
1. Ice skating at Le Grand Palais
Le Grand Palais: one of the most gorgeous buildings in Paris, next to the Champs-Élysées. During winter period Le Grand Palais will be transformed into a massive ice skating rink. When you are planing on visiting Paris during winter make sure you go towards Le Grand Palais!
2. Christmas markets
The best Christmas markets of Paris are definitely the ones in front of the Eiffel Tower and at the Champs-Élysées. The christmas market nearby the Eiffel Tower isn’t that big, but the view makes up for it. The Christmas market at the Champs-Élysées is probably the biggest and most famous one of Paris. It stretches from the Champs-Élysées roundabout to the Place de la Concorde!
3. Shop for Christmas presents at the Gallery Lafayette
The most gorgeous indoor malls of Paris is even prettier when it is decorated in Christmas style! Definitely a must visit and definitely a great place to buy your Christmas presents.
4. Enjoy the Christmas decorations
Where ever you are in Paris you’ll be guaranteed of seeing an enormous amount of Christmas decorations. Make sure to take your time to see as much of it as you can and just enjoy!
5. Disneyland Paris
You’ve seen the adds right? There is nothing more magical than spending a day or two in Europe’s most famous amusement park! Look at that image.. doesn’t it look beautiful?