The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Christmas in Paris

In 2013, Paris was proclaimed the most visited city in Europe. The majority of tourists were from the USA, according to the Key Figures – Tourism in Paris. This means that this remarkable city gets visitors all throughout the year. One of the peak seasons is the Christmas season which delightful and very festive in this amazing city. Here are some of the things that you can do to truly fall in love with Paris in the winter time and during the Christmas season.

Disneyworld for You and Your Kids

Prepare to be at a magical place and prepare for it to be very busy. Perhaps this is not the best option if you are coming with small kids. Still, it is amazing if you plan your stay well. Stay in a hotel in the property, so that you can explore the parks until 1 pm. Then go back for lunch and don’t go out until 6 or 7 pm, because the crowds will lessen by then. When it comes to food and dining, book that at least a month ahead. Things that you should not miss out on include the Christmas Parade. Lead by Mickey, all the amazing characters of the Disney world form a festive procession with all sorts of acrobats, entertainers and attractions that you just need to see.
Breath-taking Christmas Masses

Christmas masses are available at many places in Paris. Among the most amazing and the most visited one is the Christmas mass in the Notre Dame Cathedral. However, since that one can be a bit crowded, you may want to visit some other ones. Basilique du Sacré-Coeur is on the top of the Butte Montmartre and once you are up there, you will have an amazing view of the entire Paris from the top.

The mass is also remarkable, so this would be a wonderful experience. Another option is the The Eglise de la Madeleine is near the Opera house and you may not recognize it as a church at first, because it looks like a Greek temple. However, a wonderful mass awaits you inside.
Charming Day at Montmartre

You can easily spend the entire day wandering throughout the Christmas market that opens on the Montmartre every season. Stalls are full of amazing and fun trinkets, but also some gourmet snacks and the unavoidable warm mulled wine that is usually praised by all the tourist guides and it is included in all the France holiday packages. The charming neighbourhood, the people and atmosphere and the plethora of wonderful cafes and restaurants make this a wonderful way to spend the Christmas day and eve. Also, the mass at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur can also be a part of this plan.
Cruising Along the Seine

This is, perhaps, the most crowd-free way to spend a day in Paris and see it in a completely different light. The idea is to hop on a bus that will take you to the Eiffel Tower and other important landmarks. You will have skip-the-line tickets and you will enjoy the most remarkable shows in the Moulin Rouge with a Champagne in your hand. When it is time for dinner, you will be taken to the wonderful boat that will take you along the Seine to see the glorious Paris from the river, while enjoying the luxury dinner. After everything is done, the bus will take you back to your hotel, where you can make a party of your own.

Thousands of poems, stories and songs described Paris as someplace wonderful. Combine that with the magic of Christmas, and your stay will be perfect. All you need to do is make a plan because there is so much to see and experience and it will go a bit slower during the Christmas season because of the crowds. Still, it doesn’t mean that you should give up on your favorite sights. You just need to make sure that you organize yourself the best you can.

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