The magic of a Parisian Christmas
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If Paris perfectly deserves its nickname of City of Light, it's never truer than during the festive season. Illuminations, decorated shop windows, entertainment, Christmas markets, shows - nothing is missing to immerse you in a magical atmosphere that enchants young and old alike. By staying at the Hôtel Auteuil Tour Eiffel, you'll be ideally situated to get around Paris and make the most of the festive atmosphere. Don't forget to book early!
Parisians have made a tradition of it, so much so that they wouldn't miss a visit to the animated Christmas shop windows for the world. Throughout the month of December, department stores create enchanting decorations in their windows, featuring Santa's elves, animals from the Far North and fantastic characters. These automatons are a delight to all, and reflect the ever-renewed imagination of their creators. Take advantage of this outing to return to your hotel via the illuminated streets of Paris. Wide avenues such as the Champs-Élysées are decked out in a thousand lights, immediately immersing you in a festive atmosphere. Finally, take time to explore the Christmas markets that enliven every district of the capital. The Tuileries and the Eiffel Tower are among the most attractive.
Christmas shopping in Paris
There are a thousand ways to shop in Paris! And this is even truer at Christmas time. You may have already started filling your sack with Christmas market crafts. Why not carry on shopping at the Grands Magasins? With their selection of top brands and trendy gifts, you'll be spoilt for choice, and you'll also be able to admire the magnificent Christmas tree and its many decorations. Looking for originality? Head for the concept stores in the Marais district. You'll find unusual, ethical and cutting-edge ideas. Finally, if the weather really isn't cooperating, take refuge in the galleries of the Beaugrenelle shopping center or Gaîté Montparnasse...
Going out at Christmas
For Parisians, the holiday season is also synonymous with live entertainment. Treat yourself to a typical evening in a cabaret. From the classic Moulin Rouge to the brand-new Lido 2 Paris and the Folies Bergères, choose the style that appeals to you. You could just as easily opt for a stand-up evening at Café Oscar, Jamel Comedy Club or Point-Virgule. Musicals, timeless plays, current comedies: the theatrical program is also full of good ideas for a successful evening. Last but not least, don't overlook a must: a romantic dinner on a bateau-mouche through illuminated Paris...
Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel invites you to discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. Don't hesitate to ask our team for advice. Depending on what you're looking for, they'll share their best ideas with you, in the neighborhood or a little further afield.
Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel, a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris 16th arrondissement