Christmas windows and illuminations; a festive dream
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Every winter, Paris immerses us in the magical atmosphere of Christmas with exquisite illuminations and beautifully designed display windows. A break in the capital to soak up all this enchantment is surely the best gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones as the year draws to a close. Experience the incomparable ambiance of a Parisian Christmas when you stay at the Hôtel de la Motte Picquet.
The most beautiful illuminations of the capital
To admire the Christmas lights of Paris, head to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, an unbeatable destination for seasonal strollers in search of festive magic. The iconic light curtain of this avenue runs for 2 kilometres and the trees that line the thoroughfare are an integral part of the display. Bercy Village is also original, with mobile light garlands that give the streets an arty atmosphere. Each district proudly displays its own beautifully decorated Christmas tree.
The charm and creativity of Christmas windows
Every December, the windows of the Paris department stores offer a look into wonderful Yuletide worlds in which toys come to life. Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and BHV take you on a dreamlike journey that is a source of joy and wonder for young and old alike. Little elves, lovely dolls, clever bear cubs and other friendly creatures have marvellous adventures as you watch through the glass.
An idyllic break at the Hôtel de la Motte Picquet
It’s in the very chic 7th arrondissement that you will find the Hotel de la Motte Picquet. This charming, family-run establishment makes you welcome and promises a comfortable and cosy stay. The décor, with its wood panelling, period furniture and gorgeous curtains, will delight you.
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Hotel de la Motte Picquet, a 3-star hotel close from Eiffel Tower and Invalides