Christmas in Paris is a festive world for you to discover
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Christmas... Nine magical letters bursting with a sense of delicious anticipation! For a month, Paris dons her finest Yuletide attire and sparkles until the first days of January, offering magic and enchantment to all. The Hotel Pavillon Bastille, close to the Opéra, offers a privileged location for an unforgettable stay in this City of Light, a name never so richly deserved as at this time of year.
Illuminations to make your eyes shine...
Since November 21st Paris has shone alluringly, and until January 8th she will continue to scintillate like jewels beneath the full moon! The well-named City of Light offers a procession of magic and enchantment throughout more than 130 streets and squares in most of her arrondissements. The Avenue des Champs-Elysées unveils a fantastic ballet of shooting stars, the chic Avenue Montaigne is a gem bedecked princess and the Grands Boulevards, the Place Vendôme and many other emblematic Parisian locations invite you to partake of a beguiling world of fairy dust and festive rapture.
The Christmas markets of Paris bid you welcome
It’s the time of traditional markets, when you can do your gift shopping in the open air while listening to the beautiful melodies of Christmas carols that made the Yuletide splendour of our childhoods even brighter. Amongst the picturesque wooden chalets set up for the occasion you’ll find gourmet products to add distinctive flavours to your Christmas cuisine, and decorations to add lustre to your tree and a touch of dreaminess to your home. These lovely little booths are overflowing with handicraft items and original last-minute gift ideas....
In the Christmas markets you’ll soak up the atmosphere, savour crêpes, pretzels, donuts, roasted chestnuts.... and give yourself a glow by enjoying a glass of hot and spicy mulled wine with a dash of cinnamon. The Hotel Pavillon Bastide recommends you try the Champs-Elysées Christmas Market, the most famous of all, with its 200 white wooden chalets spread out from the Grand Palais to the Place de la Concorde. Other markets are well worth a visit, too, such as Montparnasse, Montmartre, La Défense, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Alsatian market at the Gare de l'Est, the Mail Branly and Saint-Germain-des- Prés.
Festive atmosphere guaranteed
Christmas appeals to young and old; to everyone who has the desire to indulge in some fun and relax with family, friends or as a couple. Enjoy delicious moments on the temporary skating rinks scattered all over Paris, including the largest in France at the Grand Palais des Glaces.
Take to the heights with a turn on the Ferris wheel situated in the Place de la Concorde, from the top of which you will get a bird’s eye view of the city. Your children will enjoy free access to all the rides in the capital and become immersed in a world where wooden horses and illuminated carousels turn to the sound of the barrel organ.
Christmas is also celebrated in style in department stores such as the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, BHV, Bon Marché, Bercy Village or Forum des Halles. Their windows come alive with magical decorations, animated characters and thousands of lights, dazzling your eyes and winning your heart. Take time to dream... Christmas is coming!
Le Pavillon Bastille, a charming hotel in the heart of Paris Bastille