La Grande Roue at Place de la Concorde, Paris Photo credit: Infosurtoutetrein.com
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.
Shopping at the Champs Elysées Christmas market

 

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.
La Grande Roue at Place de la Concorde, Paris
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
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.
Shopping at the Champs Elysées Christmas market
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.