Christmas truly is a magical time, and there is no city that celebrates it better than Paris. The dazzling illuminations on the Champs-Elysees are famous all over the world, and at Hotel Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel you are within easy reach of the world’s most beautiful avenue. The sight of its 200 iconic plane trees decorated with sparkling rings and thousands of shimmering fairy lights is just one more perfect reason to spend the festive season enjoying all the sights and attractions in the ‘city of light’.
As the city prepares for the end of year holidays, Parisians and visitors flock to the exciting Christmas markets to pick up decorations for the tree or table, and last minute gifts for family and friends. Festive wooden chalets line the Champs-Elysees as the city’s biggest Christmas market comes to town, and the quaint setting is a delight for all ages.
The Christmas markets originated in the Alsace region of France, and now take place in many parts of Paris. The incredible atmosphere evokes memories of childhood and gingerbread and mulled wine are the order of the day. The Trocadero Christmas market is perfect for families with kids; there is lots to keep them amused and the ice rink will appeal to all ages, while La Defense has one of the most impressive settings. Pick up French regional delicacies at the annual market at the Montparnasse Tower, visit Saint-Germain-des-Pres market, or explore the delights of Santa’s Village at Saint-Sulpice.
The city’s famous department stores are another essential stop when you spend Christmas in Paris, and each aims for the biggest and best festive window display. These are not just some glitter and baubles – Parisian window displays are among the most highly anticipated in the world, and are amazing feats of designer flair and engineering. Printemps on Boulevard Haussmann will unveil ‘Joyful Obsession by Prada’ from around 6th November 2014 to 4th January 2015, and you can see the spectacular display at Galeries Lafayette from 5th November to 4th January.
Now is the perfect time to plan your Christmas in Paris trip, and with a range of special offers at the Hotel Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel, you can afford to indulge in a truly magical and memorable festive break.
You’ll find a warm welcome at Hotel Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel, and a range of special offers for the festive season will allow you to celebrate Christmas in Paris in style. Book online with the promotional code ‘PROHIVER’ for stays between 1st December 2014 and 31st January 2015 to claim a tasting session at the Wine Museum or a fun boat trip down the River Seine. Stay with us on December 25th and you’ll enjoy a terrific 30% discount on your room. Just use the code ‘PRONOEL’ when booking online for any stay at Hotel Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel between 22nd and 28th December 2014.
• Christmas market at Champs Elysées: december 15 - january 5, 2015
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8e
From Rond-point des Champs-Elysées to Place de la Concorde
Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt station, lines 1 and 9 - Concorde station, lines 1, 8 and 12
• Christmas market at St-Germain des Prés : december 6 - january 2, 2015
Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris 6e
Metro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés station, line 4
• Department store Galeries Lafayette : 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e
Metro : Chaussée d'Antin Lafayette station, lines 7 and 9
• Department store Printemps : 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e
Metro Havre Caumartin station, lines 3 and 9
• Department store Le Bon Marché: 24 Rue de Sèvres, Paris 7e
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Picture copiright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand
Hotel Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel, a welcoming hotel near the Eiffel Tower