Xmas in Paris

The French capital is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. Travelers from all the corners of the world come to Paris to discover the City of Love, to climb the Eiffel Tower, to pray in Notre Dame Cathedral or to get lost in the mazes of Versailles. Paris is the best choice you can make for Christmas, no matter what kind of holiday you are planning. Here are four good reasons that might help you make up your mind and book the tickets for your Christmas vacation.

1. The Lights

The Parisian authorities adorn the streets, city squares and landmarks with impressive lights and decorations. The lights are turned on at the end of November. The emblematic French avenue Champs Elysées becomes every year the topic of newspapers headlines because of their elegance. The best way to admire the illuminations is by walking along the Parisian streets. Don't forget to take your camera with you as you will find plenty of opportunities for great shots.

2. Shopping

Paris is known as one of the most luxurious shopping destinations in the world. Whether you are interested in haut couture, perfumes or accessories, Christmas is the perfect time for a shopping adventure in the French capital. At Galleries Lafayette or at Forum des Halles you will shop in a lavish atmosphere. You will find the same magic Christmas spirit in the open air markets scattered throughout the city. You may not find luxury brands here, but the Parisian Christmas markets make a fascinating discovery and represent good opportunity to drink a cup of French mulled wine.

3. Food and wine

Is there a better time than Christmas to taste the French culinary delights? Treat yourself to some croissants or "pain au chocolat" in the morning. Make your way through their world famous "boulangeries" or "patisseries". Don't forget about their "tartes" or about their delicious pancakes. The French wine is another reason to travel to Paris. Actually, if you want to know everything about the way they make it, about its labeling or to discover the scenic French countryside, take a wine tasting day trip from Paris.

4. Disneyland Resort

A paradise for the little ones and an opportunity to re-enter the world of childhood for adults, Disneyland is the place to go on Christmas if you want to create unforgettable memories. Lots of shows featuring everyone's favorite characters can be attended on Christmas day, but also before and after it. December is a month of celebrations at Disneyland and you will be one of Mickey Mouse's guests if you choose to spend Christmas in Paris.