Boxing Day in France: Celebrations & Traditions

The day after Christmas is another feast celebrating Christianity’s first martyr: Saint Stephen’s Day, in French, Fête de Saint-Etienne or La Sainte-Etienne. In English-speaking countries, this date is ... Read more!

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Christmas 2016 at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Christmas 2016 at Galeries Lafayette is just amazing. The department store has done a great work this year with beautiful and creative decoration. The theme chosen for the window display ... Read more!

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Christmas Nativity Scene at Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Montmartre

The crib inside the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Montmartre  (18th arrondissement) is one of the most visited in Paris. Embracing local traditions is an integral part of experiencing any destination. Visiting the Nativity Scene ... Read more!

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Christmas Nativity Scene at Saint-François-Xavier, Paris

One of the most beautiful Nativity Scenes in Paris is found inside the church of Saint-François-Xavier in the 7th arrondissement. The large scene refers to the tradition of a Provençal Nativity Scene ... Read more!

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Nativity Scene at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

One of the most famous Nativity Scenes in Paris is found inside the Notre-Dame cathedral and attracts almost 2 million visitors from the first Sunday of Advent to Candlemas. We have been lucky enough to ... Read more!

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Christmas Nativity Scenes in France

Coming from a long Catholic tradition, Nativity scenes are still present in many households, churches and public places in France today, in both miniature and life-size displays. The ... Read more!

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Christmas Nativity Scenes in Paris

Many Catholic churches in Paris set up a Nativity Scene at Christmas, whether traditional, baroque or modern. Some, like that of Notre Dame cathedral, attract thousands of visitors ... Read more!

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No Christmas tree in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Bad news for those who wished to wonder at the traditional Christmas tree in Paris. Following the Great Fire of April 2019 there will be no Christmas tree in ... Read more!

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Explore La Défense Christmas Market in Paris

The Christmas market of La Défense is arguably the largest in the Paris region. The cluster of its white chalets at the centre of the Esplanade seems at odds with ... Read more!

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Top 10 Things to see in Paris at Christmas with Kids

This year the Christmas holidays take place from Saturday 19 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016 included. Christmas is a joyful time when children (and grown-ups alike!) ... Read more!

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Christmas at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

In 2015, the window display of the Galeries Lafayette are based on “a Christmas from another planet” with its lots of robots, Jedi, imperial troops, R2D2 and Stormtroopers ... Read more!

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Paris New Year’s Eve

Hundreds of thousand revellers thronged the streets of Paris to welcome the New Year, especially in the districts around the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Place de ... Read more!

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The Eiffel Tower at Christmas time

A visit to the Eiffel Tower at Christmas time has become one of the highlights of the festive season when discovering Paris. From Christmas markets to ice-skating rinks, ... Read more!

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Discover the Alsatian Christmas market in Gare de l’Est

Stuck in Paris and can’t visit Alsace this Christmas? No worries, Alsace comes to you! The Alsatian Christmas Market in Gare de l’Est, Paris, takes place under a ... Read more!

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The Christmas Tree of Notre-Dame Cathedral

At sunset we went to the parvis of Notre-Dame cathedral to admire the Christmas tree set in front of the Gothic façade. Here are 10 of our favourite ... Read more!

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The Ferris Wheel at Place de la Concorde

One of the most beautiful views of Paris at Christmas can be enjoyed from the giant Ferris Wheel at Place de la Concorde. Ideally located along the Historical Axis, the ... Read more!

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Paris streets lit up for Christmas

More than 125 streets in Paris are lit up for Christmas. Every night of Advent from 5 pm, the streets become a magical place where young and old will ... Read more!

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Christmas at the Grands-Magasins of Paris

Christmas at the Grands-Magasins of Paris is always a treat for the eye. In December, Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché and Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville compete with each other for ... Read more!

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The season of Christmas on the Champs-Élysées

Christmas on the Champs-Élysées takes place for nearly two months, from mid-November to early January. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is then decked with lights and enchantment ... Read more!

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Where to find the Paris Christmas Markets?

The Paris Christmas markets have their origins in Alsace where the tradition is very strong and part of the local culture. France’s first and largest market is found in Strasbourg, ... Read more!

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