Christmas in Paris is equally thrilling for adults and for children, and it is a wonderful time to plan a family stay, a romantic couples’ break or a trip with friends. Hotel Opera Lafayette is ideally situated for easy access to all the festive celebrations that make the City of Light a remarkable destination, and we’ll be delighted to offer suggestions to make your visit more satisfying and exciting.
The Champs-Elysees is known as the most beautiful avenue in the world and it is simply spectacular when the annual Christmas illuminations are switched on. Adorned with thousands of shimmering fairy lights the Champs-Elysees epitomises the spirit of the city of light and Paris at Christmas. Visitors and locals flock to see the 200 famous plane trees decked in their seasonal finery and you can join them while staying at Hotel Opera Lafayette.
Parisians adore traditional Christmas markets and they certainly add to the festive atmosphere in the capital. The Champs-Elysees Christmas Village is the biggest, and the picturesque wooden chalets are filled with arts and crafts, decorations, gift ideas and seasonal treats from 14th November 2014 till 4th January 2015. Be sure to visit the temporary boutique, Maison de l'Alsace at 39 avenue des Champs-Elysees to sample authentic Christmas treats from the Alsace region!
Evoke memories of childhood and let kids create their own at the ice rink and snow village at Place de la Trocadero. You can skate in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or stock up on goodies at over 100 stalls at this kid friendly Christmas market, and it is open each day from 13th December until 7th January.
Another essential on your Christmas in Paris break is Boulevard Haussmann which is close to Avenue Champs-Elysees and within easy reach of Hotel Opera Lafayette. Children of all ages will be entranced by the magnificent animated window displays in stores like Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, and you can pick up luxury gifts, gourmet foods or designer outfits inside to make Christmas 2014 truly special and memorable.
Don’t forget to take full advantage of special offers and seasonal discounts at Hotel Opera Lafayette for an even more enchanting and magical Christmas in Paris.
You’re in for a treat with special offers at Hotel Opera Lafayette when you book a stay between 1st December 2014 and 31st January 2015. Simply add promotional code ‘PROHIVER’ to take your pick from a visit to the Wine Museum with complementary tasting glass or a one hour boat ride on the beautiful River Seine. Book a room for any stay between 22nd and 28th December and enjoy an amazing 30% discount on your room for the night of December 25th. Just enter the code ‘PRONOEL’ when booking online and experience all the joy and excitement of Christmas in Paris for less.
• Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall, 99, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1
Tel: 01 43 16 47 10
Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre, lines 1 et 7
• Department store Galeries Lafayette : 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e
Metro : Chaussée d'Antin Lafayette station, lines 7 and 9
• Department store Printemps : 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e
Metro Havre Caumartin station, lines 3 and 9
• Department store Le Bon Marché: 24 Rue de Sèvres, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 01 44 39 80 00 • Beaugrenelle shopping mall, 12 Rue Linois, Paris 15e
Tel: 0033 (0)1 53 95 24 00
Metro: Charles Miches station, line 10 - Bir Hakeim station, ligne 6
Crédits photographie : Tourist office Paris - Photographer David Lefranc
Hotel Opéra Lafayette, un hôtel 3* à Paris entre la Gare du Nord et le quartier Opéra