Top Ten Winter Activities in Paris
MONTREAL, QUEBEC (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
Paris, the city of lights, attracts millions of visitors each year. For those exploring the city during the winter months, Paris offers many worthwhile activities. Here is a list of our top 10 activities to enjoy during a Paris winter:
1. Winter Shopping at Colette: Colette, a retailer of luxury brands, is a shopper’s delight any time of the year. However, during mid-January, they hold their famous annual sale. It’s the perfect time to pick up the most fashionable clothing, sportswear, art, music and home décor. Most stores in Paris half sales during this time as well.
2. Festival of St. Valentine: It’s no surprise that one of the most romantic cities in the world celebrates this day in a big way. Throughout the city, the many digitize message boards are full of sentiments of love from people all around the world.
3. Paris Fashion Week: In early March, Paris holds one of the most notable fashion events: Fashion Week. Thousands of designers and luxury enthusiasts flock to the city to participate in the final leg of the world-wide event at the Carrousel du Lourve.
4. Chinese New Year: Towards the end of January or early February, the Quartier Chinois is bustling as it celebrates the Chinese New Year. Paris has a thriving French-Chinese community and every year thousands of Parisians and tourists join them to celebrate. There are special theatrical and musical performances, film festivals and a large street parade.
5. Ice Skating: At the railroad station at Montparnasse, down the street from the famous cafes, is a large ice skating rink. Starting in December, visitors to Paris can enjoy free ice skating with the locals during the winter months.
6. Notre Dame Christmas Tree: Paris’ Christmas tree goes up in front of the famous Notre Dame cathedral every December and stays until January. Additionally, wander into the cathedral to see a remarkable Christmas sound and light show. The nativity story is also projected onto a large screen.
7. New Year’s Eve: Celebrate the afternoon of New Year’s Eve in Paris with La Grande Parade. It’s a celebration filled with gala concerts, marching bands, clowns, the ‘les pompoms’ cheerleaders and many more acts. Later in the evening join the crowd as they gather at the Champs-Elysees to celebrate as the Eiffel Tower displays an amazing light show at midnight.
8. Walk through the Champs Elysees: Stroll through the Champs Elysees from November through the end of January. It’s a real showcase as to why Paris is known as the city of lights. The famous boulevard is decked in lights that have been strung along the trees lining the street.
9. Great Wines Fair: Wine lovers are in for a treat each December. Each year, Paris holds the Great Wines Fair. Over 20,000 wine enthusiasts gather at the Carrousel du Louvre each year to taste the world’s finest wines.
10. Eat: Paris has thousands of restaurants. Winter is a perfect time to cozy up in one and enjoy fine French food. Notable restaurants include Le Meurice at the Hotel Meurice right in the heart of the city; Huitrerie Regis in Saint Germain des Pres; and Les Tablettes in the 16th arrondissement.
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