Paris -France’s capital is the global city of light, romance, fashion, culture and art. There is a popular saying, “either you instantly fall in love with Paris, understand and accept it, or stay completely indifferent to the city for good”. The city has become popular for its architectural master class, stylish people, mouth-watering cuisines and also because of the city’s intimacy, these are most evident in its quarters which are basically a patchwork of villages. It also offers a rich and attractive cultural scene with shows and activities, festivals, expositions, new gallery openings, performing arts, art shops and over 250 museums happening all year round.
When most people hear Christmas, they are most times not thinking about Paris, Mauritius, Cape Town, Zanzibar, Switzerland, Tokyo or any of these exotic locations but a normal Christmas evening with family and friends. Truthfully, there is no greater joy than spending your festive periods with family and friends, especially as you have most likely been working all year.
What if, you could still spend your Christmas trips with family and friends, but only this time, you are doing it away from the comfort of your home in an exotic location that is bound to leave you with memories that would last a lifetime?
Imagine the beauty of a capital that is famously dubbed “the city of light” with the added radiance and allure that comes with the decorations and lightings of the Christmas and New Year festive season. The season leading up to Christmas is a light-filled, festive time in Paris that is sure to provide an ideal backdrop for a memorable holiday season or a romantic vacation or can you imagine coming in contact with the beauty of the Eiffel Tower after it has been donned with alluring Christmas lights and decorations? Christmas in Paris, surely, is a magical time of the year.
When you start to see elegant holiday lights and Christmas trees adorn several quarters and historical sites in Paris, then it is unmistakable that the Christmas festive season is here.
You also would not want to miss the seasonal marché du Noel (Christmas market) where several outdoor Christmas villages are springing up in several locations, with wooden or snowy white stands offering gourmet treats like gingerbread and mulled wine, they also offer original artisan gifts, decorations, and other delights. Other such markets during this festive season are Village de Noël des Champs Élysées; with its unbeatable ambience and Marché de Noël sur le Parvis de la Défense; which offers everything offer a little bit of everything: from arts and crafts to local food produce, mulled wine, games and wreaths.
Ice skating rinks set up around Paris are one of my favourite Christmas activities in Paris. Entry is free and you could hire skates on the cheap and it is free for kids. The beauty of Disneyland Paris best highlights the beauty of Paris during this glorious festive season and these are just some of the highlights.
It is no longer news that Paris offers some of the best cuisines and coffees in the world; you can always treat yourself to special Christmas or holiday meals, although it is very important to reserve ahead for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve.
Whatever your religious beliefs or inclinations, you must visit the Notre Dame Cathedral for the Christmas Eve service as it can be a memorable and peaceful occasion; the service, which often includes an inspirational midnight choir, is open to everyone.
If you are more proactive rather than laid back, then you might want to add a little bit of sightseeing of some of the unbeatable monuments that call Paris home to your Christmas plans as it is also an unforgettable experience that you are likely to remember and savour for the rest of your life.
Planning for a Christmas trip can be just as exhausting as planning a normal travel to another country, especially if you have never been to the intended destination before. It isn’t all bad news though, as there are several tour companies with experience and credibility in planning this kind of a holiday trip.
Luckily for you, we at A-baytours are just the right people to help make your dream Christmas come true, and all this at inexpensive rates.