Why not spend Christmas in Paris France?

Have fun in Paris France

If you consider the summer officially over when August comes to an end, you may have started to think ahead to the next break, Christmas. While families tend to stay at home for the festive season, indulging in turkey and mince pies, many of the foot loose and fancy free book a trip away with friends.

Spending Christmas in Paris France is fun, romantic, stylish: whatever you want it to be! Keep in mind that, unlike back home, the city doesn’t shut down on Christmas Day. Public transport continues to run so you can get around the city and visit the sites that are open, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Jacquemart-André.

Families in Catholic countries tend to celebrate their main Christmas meal on the night of the 24th, and France has kept this tradition, so by the afternoon of the 25th, people are out and about enjoying a drink with friends in one of the smart cafés. The atmosphere is laid back but with a hint of a buzz.

If it’s romance you’re looking for, Paris lights up at this time of year with over 100 streets illuminated. The city's monuments are floodlit and the Champs-Elysées is all aglow with white fairy lights in the trees along the mile-long stretch between Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. It’s magic!

Head for the Place de la Concorde where a giant white ferris wheel appears at this time of year, marvel at the Christmas tree outside Notre-Dame cathedral and skate on the outdoor ice rink in front of Hôtel de Ville. These are just a few of the excellent reasons for spending Christmas in Paris, France. Visit www.citybreaks-direct.co.uk/paris/ or www.greatgetaways.co.uk for hotel plus transport deals, or make your own itinerary and travel by Eurostar from London or one of the many low cost flights available. It couldn’t be easier!

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