Étiquette : christmas in paris

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Eparisiennes and a Christmas Bonanza : #Estorynoel 2015

Article by Melissa Ladd It was the end of November, and we were all still a little shaky from the attacks in Paris. But the #estorynoel was a good way to celebrate life, togetherness, the holidays and all the liberties we enjoy in this beautiful country. I was so glad I went, I got to catch up with some blogger… Read more →

Christmas gift shopping with the French

In Paris, stores often add extra opening hours to their schedule so everyone can have more hours to spend their cash on their friends and loved ones for the holiday gift giving frenzy. But it never seems to be enough for this conflicted hallmark-holiday-poo-pooing population. I can’t even tell you how many French people have said to me over the… Read more →

Why Visit Paris in December

Post by Jenny Bailey From the glistening of Christmas lights to the city’s silver white winters, there’s no denying that December is one of the best times of year to visit Paris. So whether you’re keen to step out into the crisp wintry air, or you’d rather stay snug indoors, here’s what’s going on in and around the capital to… Read more →

Paris lights up for the holidays

I went to see the lights get switched on at the Champs Elysées this year. First time I have done this. The city has updated their holiday light display and has put in place super ecological lights that are saving much more energy than they used to. Diane Kruger was the invited celebrity to come flip the switch to light… Read more →

Christmas Cocktails in Paris

Post by Jenny Bailey During the Christmas season, Paris is brimming with festive merriment – especially when it comes to beverages. In the period leading up to Christmas, locals traditionally meet up with their friends and loved ones for a seasonal drink. Bars are full of people laughing, joking and toasting each other’s good health « á ta santé! »  With some… Read more →

To market, to market… it’s Noël in Paris!

Post by Jenny Baily One of the defining features of Christmas in Paris is its many Christmas markets, also known as “marchés de Noël”. There are many different markets happening throughout December, from the family fun of EurodisneyParis, to the chic market of the Champs-Elyseés. As well as providing an opportunity to pick up some charming Christmas gifts, these markets… Read more →

Christmas Sparkles in the City of Lights

Christmas Sparkles in the City of Lights By contributor Jenny Bailey Given its reputation as the City of Lights, it’s no surprise that Paris really comes alive during the festive season, when Christmas lights illuminate the streets and major sights. For much of the year it’s the Eiffel Tower that offers the greatest helping of sparkle; come winter time, the… Read more →

Sugarplum Holidays!

My pals at the Sugarplum Cake Shop are already ridiculously talented and amazing, but you should see them when the holidays come around, they transform into Sugarplum fairy-godmothers-tinkerbells-and Titanias before your very eyes! (see the Christmas menu video at the bottom of the page) The Sugarplum Cake Shop : 68 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris France. Cake shop, tea room… Read more →

It’s begining to look a lot like…

Noël! The Galaries Lafayette dresses up real snazzy for the holidays. The famous « vitrines de noël » this year are themed : « Show Chaud Noël » (meaning Hot Show Christmas) and features scenes from musical shows with show tunes playingover loud speakers and small bears and dolls as the characters. It’s fun for the whole family! (Maybe somone complained over last years… Read more →

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