A Christmas in Paris is simply magical
Publish on Thursday, 1 December 2022 in Events
Paris, City of Light, is the ideal destination for an exceptional Christmas. When you stay at the Ouest Hôtel, you will be at the heart of the activities that help to make the city so magical throughout the month of December. The hotel team has put together its best ideas for you to enjoy all the charms of Christmas in Paris...
Parisian Christmas shopping
To start your festive season break, why not opt for a must-see: the Grands Magasins department stores? Everything about them is enchanting, from the magnificently decorated display windows and the giant Christmas tree to the fashion or design gift ideas, the catering areas and the delicatessen. Less than a ten-minute walk from the Ouest Hôtel, two historic brands await you: Printemps Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette. In these amazing temples of retail, you’ll find plenty to fill your Santa sack. You can also extend the shopping spree to the Golden Triangle and Avenue Montaigne, where the greatest haute couture brands are located. Luxurious, elegant, your shopping will become totally Parisian!
A stroll through the Christmas markets
Paris comes alive from the end of November with pop-up markets where artisans present their most beautiful creations in picturesquely decorated wooden chalets. You can taste roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, waffles, pretzels and hot chocolate in a friendly and joyous atmosphere. To discover the delights of Parisian Christmas markets, head to the Place des Abbesses and its Marché de Noël de Montmartre. Or you might prefer the Marché de Noël des Forains, which is held in the exceptional setting of the Jardin des Tuileries, between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. Amidst the beautiful gravelled and illuminated paths of the garden, you can have plenty of family fun with fairground rides and games of skill such as hook a duck while savouring candy floss and hot chocolate...
The theatres have a programme of superb productions awaiting you. A ten-minute walk from the Ouest Hôtel, the Palais Garnier invites you to discover a contemporary masterpiece: Kontakthof by the German choreographer Pina Bausch. You can also attend the Marriage of Figaro directed by Netia Jones, in an interpretation that is both contemporary and very respectful of the work. In a completely different style, the Théâtre Mogador offers the multiple award-winning musical The Lion King. With its vibrant colours, captivating music, and bewitching scenes, there are no superlatives to adequately describe this perfect show for the festive season. Of course, it’s advisable to reserve your seats as soon as possible. Finally, why not let yourself be tempted by the Lido on the Champs-Élysées and its revival of Cabaret?
By staying at the Ouest Hotel, you will be ideally located to enjoy the many activities as well as the festive atmosphere of the joyously illuminated capital. The hotel team will be at your service to help you arrange your activities.
More informations about Christmas markets in Paris here
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Ouest Hotel, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Gare Saint-Lazare