Paris in December is magical, with its twinkling lights, festive decorations, and a crisp winter ambiance. Here are 15 of the best things to do in the City of Light during this enchanting month.
Stroll along the iconic avenue, which is adorned with lights and lined with wooden chalets selling crafts, gourmet treats, and festive goods.
Explore this historic neighborhood, visiting the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and enjoying panoramic views of the festively lit city below.
Several venues around Paris, including the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) and Trocadéro, set up outdoor ice-skating rinks.
Warm up in Parisian cafes like Angelina or Ladurée, sipping on rich and creamy hot chocolate.
Department stores like Galeries Lafayette and Printemps unveil their festive window displays, which are a visual treat for both kids and adults.
1. Champs-Élysées 2. Eiffel Tower 3. Galeries Lafayette 4. Printemps Haussmann 5. Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) 6. Notre-Dame Cathedral Square