The city of lights shines even brighter during the holiday season with a number of traditional Christmas markets throughout the city, and the Champs Elysées is home to one of the city’s most popular ones. As you make your way through the market that stretches from the Champs Elysées to the Place de la Concorde, you’ll find chestnuts roasting on an open fire and maybe even Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
After you’ve finished at the market, take the kids for a ride on La Grande Roue (“big ferris wheel”), which offers beautiful views of the city.
Christmas markets can also be found at a number of other places in Paris, including the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Montparnasse Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Another fun holiday activity is looking at the festive Christmas window displays at many of the city’s department stores.
Visit the Go Paris website for a more extensive list of Christmas markets and dates.