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Plan a magical Christmas in Paris

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014 in the category Entertainment

Christmas in Paris is undoubtedly a magical times of year, and at Hotel Paris France we’re lucky enough to be located close to many main events and attractions such as the beautiful illuminations on the Champs-Elysees and the traditional Christmas markets. It’s the perfect time to plan a break, and whether you’d like to shop for last minute gifts, take in an exhibition or treat yourself to a night out at a festive show, you’ll appreciate the comfortable and inviting atmosphere of Hotel Paris France.

The Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Elysees are always a real treat, and an exciting new design has been unveiled for 2015. ‘Scintillance’, designed by French company Blachère Illuminations is both spectacular and environmentally friendly. You’ll be captivated by the shimmering garlands of LED’S which decorate the 200 famous plane trees and transform the world’s most beautiful avenue into a fairy tale winter wonderland.

Enjoy memorable outings in Paris this Christmas

The exquisite ‘Scintillance’ light theme creates the perfect backdrop for one of the city’s most popular festive attractions. The Champs-Elysees Christmas Village will thrill the whole family, and over 15 million people will visit between now and January 4th 2015. Children will love meeting Santa who is at the market in his sleigh each day, and the fun fair with its Christmas Train is certain to make them smile. Be sure to take a ride on the Great Wheel at Place de la Concorde. The giant Ferris wheel is a popular feature of Christmas in Paris, and is a fun way to experience spectacular views of the city.

Plan a day at the ice rink at the Grand Palais from December 13th to January 4th. It’s the biggest temporary ice rink in France and the setting is magnificent. Discover one of the city’s most beautiful monuments from a completely new perspective as you skate in the amazing Great Hall of Mirrors, enjoy superb light shows and entertainment daily till 2 a.m. or simply gaze at the vaulted ceilings and impressive décor over a hot chocolate from one of the booths.

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• Christmas market at Champs Elysées: November 14 - January 4,
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8e
From Rond-point des Champs-Elysées to the Place de la Concorde
Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt, lines 1, 9 - Concorde, lines 1, 8, 12
Grande Roue: November 14 - February 15, 2015
Place de la Concorde, Paris 8e
Metro Concorde, lines 1,8,12
Grand Palais des Glaces: December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro : Champs Elysées Clémenceau, lines 1 and 13


Hotel Paris France, a charming 2-star hotel near the Louvre

Picture 'Christmas village at Champs-Elysées' copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont