Millions around the world visit the beautiful French city of Paris every year. Even though people visit Paris throughout the year, most people wish to visit this beautiful city during winter. The thousands of twinkling bulbs that light up the city make a beautiful sight to watch.
Paris sightseeing tours during the winter season offers a lot of fun activities that you can enjoy. Since winter is also the time of Christmas, you can visit the Christmas market and the many Christmas fairs throughout the city. A few fun things to do in Paris if you are planning to pay a visit during winter are listed below.
The big department stores in Paris will all be decorated for Christmas celebrations and most of the stores have impressive window displays. Every year the theme of the decoration changes. These stores offer many Christmas gifts that can be gifted to your dear and near ones during the festive season. You might want to visit the Galeries Lafayette for enjoying some of the best festive window displays.
If you love skating, then Paris city tours during winter is a great opportunity to go ice skating. You can try your skating skills in Paris’ outdoor ice rinks. There is also an ice rink underneath the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful Grand Palais, which is one of the biggest ice rinks in France. The department store – The Galeries Lafayette, arranges ice skating on its roof.
Visit The Fair
Musee Des Arts are one of the fairs in Paris you should visit during Christmas time. This vintage fairground offers rides and stalls that date back to the 19th century. It is important to note that the Musee Des Arts is only open to visitors who are on Paris guided tours. Most of the rides in the fair are free for children. If you are on a family tour, then Musee Des Arts are the best place to visit with your children.
Visit The Christmas Market
Christmas markets are famed among the European countries. You can find many handmade tree decorations, wooden gifts, and cakes, etc. in these Christmas markets. La Défense is one of the biggest Christmas markets in Paris that spreads over 10,000 square meters and contains over 300 stalls.
Attend The Christmas Concert
Most of the art galleries, churches, and museums in Paris hold Christmas concerts in December. The Eiffel Tower hosts a classical concert on Christmas Eve. Make this a part of your Paris tours.