- Enjoy a 2,5-hour stroll in small group (8 people max) with glorious nighttime lighting!
- Discover how the City of Light is even more impressive with Christmas illuminations
- Admire the biggest interior Christmas tree
- Your welcomer has picked out the best route, so you won’t miss a thing!
- Savor a complimentary typical winter drink
Christmas Illuminations Walking Tour in Paris
In Paris, the Festive Season always begins a month earlier; thousands of Christmas illuminations as soon as November approaches, delighting people during a whole month and a half.
From Boulevard Haussmann’s department stores to the Champs-Elysées, you’ll stroll into the core of an incandescent world, which makes Paris at night properly magic.
First, you’ll admire the 2018 arrangements of Parisian department stores’ show windows, one’s where Parisians rushed there at Christmas even before WWI ; a 1-century old tradition! You’ll be amazed by thematic scenes and amusing automatons, displayed along the boulevard by both Parisian brands.
We will start at the Galeries Lafayette that houses the biggest interior Christmas tree of Paris. Under its impressive Art Deco dome, a 15-meter high Christmas tree looks down to you. Depending on the year, it could be blue, red or green, furnished with baubles, garlands, flowers, or simply made out of paper. Sometimes, it is hanged upside down. You will discover the 2018 version of the most luxurious Christmas tree in Paris.
The very best way to fully enjoy Paris' Christmas illuminations
On your way to Place de la Madeleine, you’ll walk streets and avenues turned into paradisiac alleyways, under colorful and sparkling canopies. Near La Madeleine Church lies a neighborhood with an old-style carousel and Fauchon, one of the most luxurious Parisian caterer. Since 130 years, its window cases provide another kind of marvels.
Down Rue Royale, you’ll get warmer having a typical Christmas beverage – a hot wine or spiced hot chocolate. Then the great show given on Place de la Concorde is all yours. On your left, stands the Big Wheel, a recurrent feature of Christmas in Paris.
The Champs-Elysées avenue is lying down your right. You’ll stroll along its lower section, being dazzled by the garlands intertwined into naked trees.
And now, up to the Alexander III bridge, which is the best overview on the Eiffel Tower sparkling show. Every hour, the famous Iron Lady sparkles with its brilliant coat of light.
Paris is called the City of Lights. Come find out why!
And if you would like to visit a christmas market, don't miss our Notre Dame and Christmas market walking tour!
Is this tour okay for children?
Of course! Even the smallest ones will be delighted by some Christmas illuminations coming from department stores installations, specially made for them.
Could the weather be an obstacle for this Christmas illuminations tour?
Paris never witnesses heavy snow so there is no obstacle to walk during winter. You just need to dress warm.
Is there any possibility to do some shopping during the tour?
We know that this can be frustrating to see so many attractive window shops but time is limited and we cannot stop for shopping. We recommend you to mark your favorite shops and visit them after your Christmas Illuminations Walking Tour in Paris.
Meeting Address: 8 Place de l'Opéra, Paris, France - In front of Lancel store. Closest metro station: Opéra (lines 3, 7 & 8) / ENDING POINT: Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris. Closest metro station: Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau (lines 1 & 13
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