Experience Christmas 2019 with your family in Paris

Experience Christmas 2019 with your family in Paris

Paris dons all its finery as winter approaches. The French capital is world renowned for its magnificent lights and its many holiday activities. Department stores pull out all the stops with the most sumptuous window displays. Wonderful surprises await each year at Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, BHV and Bon Marché. Many temporary skating rinks appear all over the city, including the amazing lake of ice under the glass dome of the Nave of the Grand Palais (16 Dec. to 9 Jan.) and, exclusively for Christmas 2019, a new rink is opening on the rooftop terrace of Galeries Lafayette Boulevard Haussmann (20 Nov. to 31 Dec.)!

Plus, an extraordinary, family-friendly festival of lights is open now through 19 January at the botanical gardens of the Jardin des Plantes. Christmas markets also pop up during the holiday season. You don’t want to miss the one at the Tuileries Garden (formerly held on the Champs Elysées), from 15 November to 5 January 2020.

Experiencing Paris at Christmastime is a unique adventure for the whole family, that will leave lasting memories for your children, both young and old.

© Paris Tourist Office – Photographe : Amélie Dupont

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