Discover the Best Ice Skating Rinks in Paris and Ile de France

Discover the Best Ice Skating Rinks in Paris and Ile de France

Ice skating is one of the most popular activities in the winter months and Parisians are spoilt for choice when searching for the perfect ice rink. The city knows how to create impressive winter wonderlands that spark the imagination and get everyone in the holiday spirit. So where should you go with family and friends for Christmas 2019?

Immerse yourself in a stunning winter wonderland.

The joy of being on the ice at this time of year is the chance to transport yourself into another realm. Families can head over to Parc Asterix for special holiday openings to enjoy the park in a new light. There is an ice rink set up for the Christmas period and you can meet the Gallic Santa. Over in the Tuileries Garden, there is an ice rink in the middle of an extravagant Christmas market. The perfect traditional setting as you skate. Then, there is the grandeur of the ice rink at Le Grand Palais des Glaces. This is when the grand building is transformed with the largest skating rink in the country. Skate around a giant bear sculpture, enjoy great food and marvel at the designs. 

Alternatively, you might prefer an ice rink with a view!

A trend this winter is for a stunning view as you skate. There are two places in Paris this year where you can get some incredible views over the city. They are the long, 110-metre high rink on the La Defense Grande Arche and the one on the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette. Both promise stunning views across the city to see the light and decorations all around. The open-air experience also brings the small chance of skating in the snow.

There are lots of great choices for the best Ice skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France this winter. Why not try them all with loved ones over the holiday season while staying at our Hotel de la Motte Picquet and see which is your favourite.

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