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The run-up to Christmas; enchantment and good food in Paris

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 in the category Events

If you’re in touch with your inner child and are a lover of fine food and good wines we have a couple of suggestions to make. Why not combine gustative pleasure with the magical atmosphere that fills Paris in the run-up to the end of year celebrations? Every year as the nights draw in the City of Light extends an invitation to enchantment by way of the sparkling magic of the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Christmas display windows and to savour the flavour treasures of the terroir by browsing the stands of the Noël Gourmand de Paris gastronomy trade fair. And to ensure that the entire experience is perfect, we suggest that you take advantage of the comfortable accommodation offered by the Hotel Paris France, located in the heart of the capital and just a few minutes away from the above-mentioned attractions.

 

The Galeries Lafayette and Printemps festive window displays, a show for all ages

From November to the beginning of January, magic sprinkles fairy dust in the display windows of the department stores of Paris. In keeping with the end of year tradition they’ve established, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps demonstrate a wealth of inventiveness with their stunning festive decorations. Each year these seem more dazzling than ever before. Clever, beautiful, charming and exquisitely designed, they could well be described as works of art that appeal to young and old alike. Enchanting worlds imagined and realised by craftsmen, designers and decorators with incredible skill and experience. Walking by Galeries Lafayette and Printemps you will be brought up short, mesmerised and seduced by mysterious, poetic and spectacular worlds constellated with sumptuous illuminations, big fir trees, gift packages and characters to ignite your sense of wonder. A wide range of animated scenes to enthral you! Paris embraces this time of year with enthusiasm and heart-warming charm.

 

Tickle your taste buds at the Noël Gourmand de Paris food fair

From December 15th to 18th, 2017, the Cité de la Mode and Design will be the venue for the 5th edition of the Noël Gourmand de Paris food and produce fair, the perfect taster for tasty Yuletide delights to come. The event, organized by SAVIM, celebrates the gastronomy of festivity and luxury with a wide range of original delicacies and flavours. During the 3 days of the fair, independent winemakers, fishmongers, stock breeders and organic farmers will present their most beautiful produce to awaken your taste buds with traditional flavours, authentic and even surprising. Champagnes and wines, delicatessen and condiments, mushrooms and truffles, cooked dishes and regional specialties, cured meats, foie gras, escargot, cheeses, seafood and more. This new edition will delight lovers of good wines and savvy gastronomes. Rest assured that this event is family friendly, with free admission for children under the age of 18.  Admission includes a splendid tasting glass engraved with the name of your choice.