Paris at Christmas

Enjoy Paris at Christmas. Best time to visit the Capital of France. Many things to do, to see in Paris. Christmas concertsChristmas markets, the Christmas ights on the Champs-Elysees. Christmas Window decoration. Visit Paris during the Christmas Season, in December and at New Year's Day.

Christmas tree front of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris at Christmas: events 

Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione in December.

Gucci Paris Masters December. Paris Nord Villepinte.

Salon Saveurs des Plaisirs Gourmands December. Paris Espace Champerret. Gastronomy in Paris.

Nautic International Boat Show December at Porte de Versailles Expo.

Africolor Music Festival in December. Enjoy African drums and music performances. Different locations in Paris and suburbs.

Feast of Saint Barbara La Sainte Barbe, December. Les Invalides, Paris.

Paris International Boat Show December. Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Salon de la piscine et du SPA December. Location: Porte de Versailles. Tradeshow swimming pools and SPA.

Corrida de Noel December. A Santa Claus race. Location: Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Noël Gourmand December Carrousel du Louvre.

Christmas Eve Dinner in Paris

Christmas Eve organ concert, Paris

Midnight Mass at the Basilica Sacre-Coeur in Paris

Notre-Dame Cathedral Christmas Mass

Christmas Day Mass in Montmartre

Paris Christmas concerts

Classical Program in Paris at Christmas:
  • Christmas Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle 
  • Paris Christmas Concert at St. Germain des Pres 
  • St Ephrem Church Christmas concert 
  • Paris Opera in December
  • New Year's Concert at La Sainte Chapelle 
  • Concert in Notre-Dame de Paris 
  • New Year's Eve at Paris Opera Ballet

Paris at Christmas: Markets

Christmas market Champs-Elysees: Along the Champs-Elysees to Place de la Concorde. Woodden cabins, Christmas artisanat, Alsatian food specialties and Christmas decoration and lights. Metro: Etoile. 

Christmas Market Eiffel Tower and Trocadero: warm atmosphere, Chalets en bois, crafts, sweets and treats. Ice rink for fun and it's free. Metro: Trocadero

Christmas Market and Santa's Village at Saint-Sulpice: 25 authenticate chalets, Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris 6th arrondissement. Metro: Saint-Sulpice. Close to the cafe les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore

Montparnasse Tower Christmas market: front of the Gare Montparnasse, facing the tower Montparnasse. Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue.

Saint-Germain-des-Pres Christmas Market: Metro Saint Germain des Pres.

Place des Abbesses on the Place des Abbesses, 18th arrondissement. Metro: Abbesses.

Noel at Gare de l'Est Alsatian delicatessen, bretzel, chocolates, foie gras. Metro Gare de l'Est 10th arrondissement

Marche de Noël Square Viviani and Quai de Montebello near to the Cathedral Notre-Dame à Paris

Hotel de Ville Metro Hotel de Ville. Ice rink, Le Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville. It's free and you can rent pairs of skates

La Defense Christmas Market under theGrande Arche Metro: La Defense

Place de la Nation 11th arrondissement. Metro/RER: Nation

Christmas Market at Disney Village Parc Disneyland Paris. Location: Disneyland Resort Paris. RER: Marne la Vallee

Paris Christmas Illuminations

The Christmas lights in Paris usually start around the third week of November until the end of the first week of January. Ones of the best places to see the Christmas lights in Paris:

  • Bercy Village
  • Forum des Halles 
  • Christmas lights on the Avenue des Champs Elysees 
  • Avenue Montaigne
  • Place Vendome

Christmas shopping in Paris

Paris Departments stores in December have the best creative window displays.

The Galleries Lafayette 40 boulevard Haussmann. Metro stop : Chaussee d'Antin La Fayette. RER : Auber. Offer mini concerts and inside the nicest Christmas tree. Starts beginning of November until beginning of January.

Le Printemps 64 boulevard Haussmann. Metro stop : Havre Caumartin. RER A : Auber. RER E : Haussmann St-Lazare

Christmas Window displays at Printemps Hausmann. Address: 64 boulevard Hausmann Paris.

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Sporting events


Museums of Paris

The Louvre

Musée d'Orsay

Museum Rodin

Monuments to visit

Arc de Triomphe

Basilica Sacré-Coeur

Eiffel Tower

Churches concerts

Notre-Dame Cathedral



Best Shopping

Le Marais

Galeries Lafayette

Avenue Montaigne

Restaurants in Paris




Events in Parks

Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Boulogne

Jardin du Luxembourg

Paris with kids



Kids events

Palace of Versailles





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Philharmonie de Paris

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