When the cold weather arrives, days get shorter and Paris is decorated in the winter lights that invariably make us think of Christmas. Embrace the unique Parisian atmosphere as you prepare for the end of year festivities.
The magic of fairy lights
Childhood dreams come alive at the city’s famous department stores. The giant Christmas tree under the dome of Galeries Lafayette, dancing robots in the windows at Printemps or Bon Marché or the magical winter landscape at BHV – there’s something for everyone. Feel free to explore these magical little festive displays that will put you in the mood for Christmas. You can reach any of them easily by public transport from your room at a Company Hoteliere de Bagatelle hotel.
Markets for all tastes
Once the lights have awakened your festive spirit, why not take a look at the Christmas markets? Paris has a large number scattered throughout its neighbourhoods. The Christmas village at the Trocadero between the Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous and you’ll have fun on the ice rink. If you’re looking for creative gift ideas a trip to Gare Saint-Lazare is essential. The market features dozens of artists and designers who offer a wide range of unique and original products. Food lovers will be in their element among the regional produce at Place des Abbesses and you can also visit nearby Sacre Couer. Don’t forget the Champs-Elysees or the market at Saint-Germain-des-Prés where you can stop for hot waffles in between choosing Christmas decorations or products to complement your festive meal.
Many markets open from late November until the end of December. Company Hoteliere de Bagatelle hotels are ideally located for family visits to these delightful festive markets in the heart of Paris.