The magic of Christmas in Paris
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Christmas begins to sprinkle its magic throughout Paris in November and keeps on bringing joy until the New Year. We invite you to share the enchantment of festive illuminations, traditions, celebrations and wonder during your winter break at the Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel. We will be delighted to help you make the most of the occasion and discover every twinkling facet of a Noël parisien!
Christmas in Paris; the grand old traditions…
During the festive season, there’s a whole host of grand old traditional activities that Parisians would not miss for anything.
The foremost is undoubtedly taking a stroll to see the Christmas illuminations. Every district vies with its neighbours to put on the loveliest display of lights. The Champs-Élysées, Avenue Montaigne, Place de la Concorde, Bercy Village… there’s plenty of options and it's up to you to choose where you want to be enthralled by the sparkling show.
The second most popular tradition is enjoying the charming Christmas worlds created for the display windows of the capital’s famous department stores. Brimming with inventiveness, imagination and a dash of humour, they fascinate young and old alike!
Finally, you cannot visit Paris in December without taking the time to discover the city’s Christmas markets. Every neighbourhood offers at least one, and each has its own personality. We particularly recommend the Fééries d'Auteuil, located a few steps from your Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel. A solidarity-oriented Christmas market, it offers a great selection of artisan craft items along with various workshops, concerts and other family events.
…And some newer ones!
A Christmas break in Paris is also an opportunity to create new personal traditions.
There’s something for all festive tastes and preferences. You can, for example, enjoy a glass of wine under the Bulle Parisienne, a beautiful transparent structure installed for the winter on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Or would you rather go ice skating under the magnificent glass roof of the Grand Palais, transformed for the Yuletide season into giant ice rink, or on the rooftops of the Galeries Lafayette or the Grande Arche de la Défense? A picture-perfect Parisian panorama is guaranteed! Don’t forget to book your tickets for the party nights offered by the Parisian cabarets, including the Crazy Horse, Lido and Moulin Rouge, for a very Parisian way of celebrating Christmas. Finally, why not opt for an absolute classic; a dinner cruise on a riverboat to enjoy a gourmet meal as the lights of Paris drift by? Of course, Paris is also the world’s shopping capital. With large shopping malls, the elegant streets of the Golden Triangle, department stores and the concept stores of the Marais, you’ll be spoiled for choice...
Come and stay with us at the Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel this Christmas and our team will help to make your break unforgettable. Festive, warm, intimate, Christmas in Paris is experienced in a thousand ways ...
Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel, a 4-star hotel in the heart of Paris 16th arrondissement