Christmas: when Paris lights up….
As the Christmas and New Year approaches, the City of Light is playing the big game. Sparkling garlands, rain of stars, sparkling firs… Paris adorns itself with a thousand lights and becomes at nightfall the setting for an enchanting walk. From the Appia Hotel, let yourself be carried away for a dazzling stroll!
Not to be missed Grands Boulevards! Located 20 minutes walk from the Appia Hotel, they will be your first stop. If these major arteries are worth a visit for their pretty luminous scenery, they are of course also worth it for their department stores. How could you not marvel at their richly decorated facades and splendid Christmas windows?
A little further on, your steps lead you to the Garnier Opera House, sumptuously illuminated, before taking you to Place Vendôme. There, a stopover is required to admire its luminous finery and luxurious windows. A little hungry? The Christmas chalet at the Ritz Paris, located on the square, will delight the most delicate taste buds with the creations of the palace’s pastry chef, François Perret.
Then leave the square and take the elegant rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. Every year the streets of the Faubourg are decorated with a shimmering decor, all in finesse and harmony. Chic and prestigious, in the image of the district.
From there, you are very close to Avenue Montaigne, another artery famous for its illuminations and entertainment. On the program this year: magical settings, gourmet surprises and creative workshops.
But here you are already at the high point of your trip: the Champs-Élysées! Launched on November 24, the illuminations of the world’s largest avenue make the long perspective sparkle red. A delight to be enjoyed without moderation.
In December, discover illuminated Paris and let yourself be won over by the magic of Christmas!