Spend Christmas in Paris
See the City of Light over this Christmas holiday. The sights will astound as streets are lined with illuminated and decorated Christmas trees. In November, the shop owners and locals all get in the spirit, decking the main thoroughfares with holiday cheer that is sustained throughout the Christmas season.
Imagine the sound of three world-famous church masses taking place, concerts and choirs echoing into the frosty air. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, and Madeleine are historic and revered for their religious influence and importance. Every Christmas, in celebration each of them hosts huge masses that are quite the family affair.
From dining and shopping to venturing through the romantic avenues gloriously lit during this time of year, this Christmas vacation will be a trip to remember. To top it off, consider taking your family and loved ones to the Eiffel Tower, where the first level is a small ice-skating rink. The majestic experience of skating underneath this historic tower at night while a light snow falls will be a memory you and your loved ones cannot forget. There are also wooden chalets lining some streets with seasonal holiday markets. Paris certainly treats their visitors right. You can even stop and get crepes or roasted chestnuts as you walk through these wondrous sights. For the main course in your shopping travels, visit the Galeries Lafayette, an enormous shopping center adorned in lights. If that was not enough, inside, the shopping center is majestic in its splendor with golden arches, an enormous skylight, and tiered levels. The building itself seen during this time of year is breathtaking.
To make the most of your visit to Paris this Christmas, book a private tour or two through Private Guides. Your tour guide will give you further insights into historic and beautiful locations along with hints about where to eat on Christmas day while most restaurants are closed.