Your beautiful Christmas in Paris
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Christmas in Paris offers an enchanting world that awaits you from now until the first days of January. During your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Christmas markets, go skating on temporary ice rinks or do your seasonal shopping in the capital’s gorgeously decorated department stores.
Enchanting strolls around the Christmas markets
A myriad of small, delightful and merrily decorated wooden chalets and illuminated aisles help to create magical settings for the Christmas markets of Paris. Stroll among the stalls laden with traditional handicrafts, local produce and delicatessen delights while tucking into some tasty treats along the way. The markets also offer entertainment and activities for all ages.
Fun, laughter and thrills on the ice
Plenty of opportunities to show off your ice-skating skills and have fun with family or friends await you until mid-January on the indoor or outdoor pop-up ice rinks of Paris. Experience the thrill of seeing a panorama of Paris while gliding across the top of the Grande Arche de la Défense or on the roof terrace of the Galeries Lafayette. Or, if you prefer to strap on the blades in a more sheltered environment, you can opt for the Grand Palais and its huge rink nestled beneath a majestic glass roof. If skating amidst gorgeous greenery ticks your boxes, head to the rink installed in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Christmas shopping made easy and fun
The traditional department stores offer a wealth of choice and gift ideas. Go to the Boulevard Haussmann, where you will find Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, the Rue de Rivoli where BHV Marais reigns supreme, or the Left Bank with its iconic Bon Marché. Clad in their festive finery, these department stores offer Christmas illuminations, entertainment and fabulous seasonal display windows to warm the hearts of all ages.
Hotel de la Motte Picquet, a 3-star hotel close from Eiffel Tower and Invalides