Experience the Magic that is Christmas in Paris

A city that becomes a vast, magical yuletide grotto adorned with thousands of lights and decorations is certainly something to behold. Christmas in Paris is an enchanting experience and one that you will never forget. So why not enjoy this special time, perhaps with a loved one or your entire family, by booking a stay amidst the splendor? The Hotel de la Herse d'Or is conveniently located in the Marais district, at the heart of the Christmas cheer. We guarantee our best rate for you on our official website, along with the warmest of seasonal welcomes.

Spend Christmas and New Year in the City of Light

Paris is justifiably named the City of Light, but at no time of the year is this term more richly merited than Christmas. Towards the end of November the capital’s garlands of lights are switched on and the streets are bathed in a bewitching luminescence to the delight of young and old. Visitors marvel at the sight and even the coolest Parisian, accustomed to the spectacle, melts with delight.

The world’s most beautiful avenue, the Champs-Elysées, grows even lovelier during the festive season, bedecked as she and her trees are with thousands of twinkling lights. The Avenue Montaigne, the Place Vendôme, the Forum des Halles and many more locations are transformed into a beguiling fairyland. The windows of the world famous department stores become the haunts of flickering fireflies and a star spangled sky seems to shine over Bercy Village. Why not treat yourself to a Christmas Lights Tour on an open-top, double-decker bus?

Marvel at the spectacle that is CirkAfrica2

On the lawns of Reuilly rises the big top of the Cirque Phenix. Since its establishment by Alain M. Pacherie in 2000 this has been the venue for superb and spectacular family entertainment. This year will be no exception as the Phenix presents CirkAfrica2: Soweto to Harlem. This dazzlingly colourful whirlwind of a show is more than just a musical, more than just a circus. It is a brilliant melding of both kinds of entertainment to produce something truly unique, with circus acts taken to the next level and combined with comedy interludes and joyous music, singing and dancing.

All things Nautic at the Porte de Versailles

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is the place to go to check out all the new developments in the world of boating, the nautical industry and related tourism. From December 6th to 14th the Salon Nautique International de Paris presents the very latest new models, equipment and accessories from around 1,300 brands. Over a thousand vessels will be on display, including 300 small craft and sailboards and paddleboards. If you are looking for a new boat, there can be no better option for finding what you seek, along with the kind of professional advice that can prove so invaluable.

Impressionism in Paris; Exhibitions regarding the Movement

The history of the Impressionist art movement is explored in two superb new exhibitions presented in Paris until early next year. Paul Durand-Ruel, The Gamble Of The Impressionists is at the Luxembourg Museum and looks at the work of an art dealer who helped make it viable for struggling artists to continue their revolution in painting techniques. The exhibition charts the period from the 1860s to the turn of the century. Meanwhile, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents Impression, Soleil Levant. This exhibition presents fascinating new research pertaining to the creation of Claude Monet’s movement defining masterpiece.


Picture 'Department store Printemps windows displays' copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand

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