Paris is one of the best cities in the world in which to celebrate Christmas. There is so much going on here in December that you can make the festive season last for a very long time. This is perfect if you have children off from school for the holidays or family visiting the city.
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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.
It is a month until Christmas Day, which means that there is a month of shopping and dining to enjoy at one of the many Paris Christmas Markets. Right across Paris and the wider area, many businesses and entertainers are getting ready to set up for a spectacular Christmas market. There are traditional open-air options, cultural twists and so much more. Here is a brief guide to some of the best Christmas markets in Paris for 2019.
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?
In the Faubourg Saint-Germain, not far from our Hotel de la Motte-Picquet, the Bon Marché department store offers the opportunity for a thoroughly delightful shopping session. This renowned store boasts all the culture and authenticity that is synonymous with the Left Bank. Discover this historic brand that has left a profound impression on the world since being complete revamped by the entrepreneur Aristide Boucicaut and his wife in 1852.
A gallery with a difference recently opened on the Seine – not on the banks of the river but on the water itself. Fluctuart is Paris' new floating art centre and it promises to be an important space for the French urban art scene.