Eiffel Tower in the background with Christmas tree covered in snow in Paris

What Is There To Do In Paris At Christmas Time

October 5th, 2019, Posted by travelwith2ofus


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Have you planned your trip to Paris for December? Will you be there for Christmas? If you are, then you'll probably be wondering what there is to do in the city of romance during the festive season.

There are so many options when it comes to finding things to do in Paris during Christmas. Activities that range from visiting decorated popular landmarks, Christmas food tours, Christmas cooking classes and even romantic Christmas cruises.

So, what are some of the best tours and things to do in Paris at Christmas? Have a look and you may find a tour that excites you.

By the way, if you're going to be in Paris for Christmas, merry Christmas to you (joyeux No毛l 脿 toi). Hope that is correct because I used Google translate.

Christmas Lights decorate the streets of Paris, France

Paris Christmas Tours

Christmas in Paris: The Louvre, Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe

Christmas in Paris: The Louvre, Champs Elysees & Arc de Triomphe

There are so many popular attractions that will take your breath away in Paris. However, what about seeing these around Christmas time, when they are decorated for the holiday season.

With this tour, you spend the day exploring Paris at Christmas time. This small group tour takes you to some of the most popular attractions around Paris, including the Louvre Museum, home to the Mona Lisa and other treasures.

During the tour you also get to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights on the Champs Elys茅es, stroll past storefronts decorated with Christmas lights and sample French macaroons from Ladur茅e.

Finally end your tour by enjoying some of the best views over the glittering City of Lights from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Doesn't that sound like something you'll love to do with your family?


Paris Christmas Gourmet Food Tour

Paris Christmas Gourmet Food Tour

I don't know about you guys, but I think if you're in Paris you've got to try some of the Christmas delights, right?

With this Paris gourmet food walking tour you get to visit a traditional European Christmas market and sample seasonal treats.

You also get to try holiday favorites like gingerbread, chocolate Yule logs and spiced wine at decorated sweet shops.

One of the interesting parts of this tour is that you get to learn about the regional tradition of the "13 Desserts of Christmas," in which, 13 different sweets enjoyed after a holiday meal represent Christ and the 12 apostles.

Finally, you get to warm up with a hot drink at a cozy Parisian tearoom and enjoy the treats you have gathered during the tour.

This 3-hour tour is limited to eight people so you can have an intimate experience.


Moulin Rouge Paris: Christmas Dinner and Show

Moulin Rouge Paris: Christmas Dinner and Show

First thing you need to know is that Moulin Rouge Paris sells out months in advance, so you are advised to book ahead so you won't miss out.

This tour features dinner and F茅erie show at the Moulin Rouge, which is considered one of the most popular performances in the city.

You get a 5-course Christmas menu, which comes with a half-bottle of Champagne (per couple). Dinner starts at 7:00 pm and is followed by the show at 9:00pm.

The show features showgirls and French Cancan dancers with a cast of 100 artists, including 60 Doriss Girls dressed in eye-popping costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins.

Look out for the mythical garden, an aquarium and moving staircases which provide brilliant backdrops for the choreography.

This Moulin Rouge Paris show at night is considered a must-see.


Christmas Cruise. From London. French Christmas Cooking

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Christmas Cruise with 5-Course Dinner or Lunch

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Christmas Cruise with 5-Course Dinner or Lunch

If you're a fan of river cruises then you will love this one. You get to spend Christmas Eve or Christmas day cruising the River Seine on this Bateaux Parisiens dining cruise.

Have a toast with your friends and family with a glass of Champagne while you enjoy the river views of the UNESCO-listed attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and Mus茅e d'Orsay.

The gourmet 5-course dinner is accompanied by wine and live entertainment is provided so that you can truly have a memorable Christmas celebration.


Christmas in Paris 4-Day Tour from London

Christmas in Paris 4-Day Tour from London

If you're in the UK and want to experience a Parisian Christmas then this tour is for you. During this four-day tour you get to spend the holidays in Paris at Christmas.

You get to travel with Eurostar, orient yourself on a sightseeing tour of Paris' highlights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and enjoy Christmas dinner at a restaurant in Montmartre, a historic hilltop neighborhood.

Three nights accommodation, Christmas dinner, live commentary during the sightseeing tour, transport by Eurostar train with station-hotel transfers in Paris by coach and breakfast (4).


Paris Cooking Class: French Christmas Menu

Paris Cooking Class: French Christmas Menu

You will enjoy this tour if you love cooking and learning about different international cuisine.

You learn to make Christmas dinner using France's rich culinary heritage during this winter-time cooking lesson in Paris.

You will get to learn the tricks of the trade from a professional chef, whose experience includes working at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Using seasonal ingredients from a nearby Parisian market, you will get to cook with a pro and produce a traditional French meal, which culminates with a B没che de No毛l cake.


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H么tel Dupond-Smith

H么tel Dupond-Smith

Some attractions close to H么tel Dupond-Smith include:
Picasso Museum - 7 minute walk.

Les Halles - 11 minute walk.

Opera Bastille - 17 minute walk.


Le Bristol Paris - an Oetker Collection Hotel

Le Bristol Paris

Some attractions close to Le Bristol Paris include:
Champs-Elysees - 6 minute walk.

Grand Palais - 9 minute walk.

Place de la Concorde - 11聽minute walk.


H么tel Moliere

H么tel Moliere

Some attractions close to H么tel Moliere include:
Palais Royal - 5 minute walk.

Louvre Museum - 8 minute walk.

Tuileries Garden聽 - 14 minute walk.




Holiday market. Christmas Chocolate Workshop. Joyeux No毛l

Paris Christmas illuminations + ferris wheel ride & Holiday market private Tour

Paris Christmas illuminations + ferris wheel ride & Holiday market private Tour

A professional local guide, hotel pick-up and drop-off, private tour, private transportation, Ferris wheel tickets, snacks, alcoholic beverages and coffee and/or tea are included in this tour.

You get to explore diverse sites and Christmas-spirited neighborhoods on foot and by private transportation. You also get to discover popular landmarks including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs Elysees at their most festive.

You get to enjoy the Galeries Lafayette's famed Christmas window display and creative Christmas tree, a ride on the Ferris wheel at a Holiday market and relax and enjoy seasonal snacks and mulled wine or rich hot chocolate.


Workshop in Paris: Christmas Chocolate Workshop (DECEMBER)

Workshop in Paris: Christmas Chocolate Workshop (DECEMBER)

Who doesn't like chocolate? Who knows how to make chocolate. If you're interested to learn how it is done from a chocolatier then you will enjoy this workshop.

This Christmas workshop gives you 45 minutes with a chocolatier and you get to make your own Santa Claus and Christmas tree with different types of chocolate, including dark, milk and white. You also get to make chocolate gift lolly pops.

Please note that children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult (who must buy a ticket for the workshop as well). The ticket includes the access to the museum exhibition with many tastings and live demonstration with chocolatier.


Joyeux No毛l: Christmas in Paris

Joyeux No毛l: Christmas in Paris

Private and personalized experience, three hours with a host, a cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine to warm up or a soft drink per person, walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options, hotel meet-up (available on request for central location) are included in the tour.

This tour will provide a local host to take you to a variety of magical festive sites.

You get to learn about Parisian festive traditions as you stroll along the streets with your guide.

You'll see the markets of Le Marais, stop by patisseries and sweet shops, and enjoy a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate too.




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