In pictures: Christmas in Paris

I love Paris. It may just be my favourite city in Europe. There is just something about it that I can’t get enough of. That’s very vague I know, but it’s just a feeling I have whenever I’m there.

When I visited in February it was the first time I’d been to France in the winter and I fell in love with Paris a little bit more. A city like this is just not suited to the hot weather. I prefer it in the cooler months when the sun casts a warm glow over the buildings and a fresh Nutella crepe warms my insides.

I was excited to visit Paris again in the winter, this time close to Christmas. It made the city feel even more magical. The festivities aren’t overdone – just enough lights and sparkles in the right places. The Christmas windows in the shopping centres are still fun for me because it’s something I didn’t see until I visited larger cities (small town gal here remember) and I finally got to visit a Christmas market. I visited the market on Champs Elysees in November and by the time I got back in December the one at Trocadero was open too, which I preferred because it’s smaller and you can’t beat having the tower right there.

Here are my favourite photos from Christmas time in Paris. The only thing missing was snow.

Christmas Market Champs Elysees

Trocadero market stall

Trocadero Christmas Market


Christmas bauble

Galeries Lafayette Tree

Lafayette tree from above

Hot wine

Macaroons at the Christmas Market

Decorations in the street

Trocadero Market and Tower

Galeris Lafayette window

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