Christmas in Paris from your Armchair

Written by on December 11, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Paris, Photo gallery

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It just trips off the tongue doesn’t it, Christmas in Paris… the lights, the markets, bars and restaurants gleaming and teaming, vin chaud and lush shops with wonderful window dressings.

The loveliest streets and avenues in the city are decked out in magical lights and historic buildings twinkle. More than ever, the capital lives up to its name as the ‘City of Light’.

We can’t all get to Paris though to see the festive sights so here, for you, is our “Christmas in Paris from your armchair” visit so you too can be captivated by this beautiful city at Christmas.

Galleries Lafayette Paris

This store has long been famous for its finery at Christmas and its head-line making Christmas tree.  150,000 visitors a day visit this famous store in December and the novel Christmas tree for 2014, turned upside down by a gang of cheeky monsters is sure to cause a stir for Galleries Lafayette’s Monster Christmas theme. (Below, Christmas Tree 2013, 2012).

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Champs-Elysées

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The world’s swankiest avenue is dressed to the nines with lights galore.  In December and through to early-January, the avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations. Star bursts, sparkling garlands, rings of light, a shimmering curtain effect brings the 200 trees along the world’s most beautiful avenue to life… a festive landscape for a magical Christmas!

Window shopping in Paris

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Magical Montmartre

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Christmas markets

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Ferris Wheel fun

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More great information about Christmas in France

Ten Great places to visit in France at Christmas
Christmas markets Paris
November/December issue of The Good Life France magazine free to read and subscribe

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