Paris' motto, "the City of Light," makes all the sense in the world in Christmas. Discover the capital's Christmas lighting in a tour through the places that are decorated in the most incredible ways.
Obligatory walk through the Champs-Élysées under the magic lights of Christmas
It is no secret that the Champs-Élysées are the most busy and tourist-driven avenue in Paris. Therefore, Christmas lights could not forget about it. Thousands of lucky stars will dress more than 400 trees from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. A passage of light that will illuminate your night stroll.
Haussmann Boulevard, the epicenter of Parisian shopping, will welcome every person with an explosion of garlands, colours and Christmas melodies. But not only will this famous commercial street light up in a special fashion, but also most of the establishments in it, such as the famous Galeries Lafayette. From outside, you will be able to admire its illuminated facade, while the emblematic Christmas tree under the mall's dome awaits you inside.
The avenue that cuts through the Champs-Élysées is also already preparing for Christmas. The Montaigne Avenue leaves people speechless every season with its brilliant garlands and its trees, that are covered in shiny ornaments. Its decorations are flashy not only at night, but during the day as well.
The Vendôme column stands majestically among the Christmas lights of Paris
It is well-known that the Vendôme Square is one of the most elegant squares in Paris. Therefore, its Christmas attire matches the circumstances, and it shows its most refined and exquisite facets. In Christmas, it literally appears as if taken by a forest of sparkling trees that will illuminate the steps of all those who traverse the square during the holidays.
Forum des Halles
Entering this mall this time of year is like submerging oneself in a fantasy tale. Lights, garlands, all sorts of Christmas ornaments and motifs, an impressing Christmas tree, and even Santa's sled will make shopping at Forum des Halles even more enjoyable.
Notre Dame at Christmas is even more beautiful
Paris' most famous monuments cannot miss the appointment, of course. The Notre-Dame Cathedral, already wonderful as it is, is joined this time of year by a tremendous Christmas tree that is not missing any details. One of the most beautiful pictures in Paris, no doubt!
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