It’s mid-December and the holiday season has officially arrived in Paris. It is a magical time in the city and it really brings the name “City of Lights” to life. There is always so much to do in Paris and with the holiday season comes the standard Christmas Markets that pop up throughout the city as well as the smell of mulled wine and the delicious pain d’épices that is served with fois gras at almost every event.
Below are some of our favorites for the holiday season in Paris and some fool-proof ways to get you revved up for celebrations with family and loved ones!
Holiday lights this year on Rue Montorgeuil
1. Paris Lights Up!
One of my favorite things about the holiday season in Paris is seeing all of the local neighborhood street lights. Many of them change every year or every few years and each neighborhood is different. The big avenues like Avenue Montaigne, the Champs-Elysees or the exterior of the Grands-Magasins along Boulevard Haussemann always have beautiful large- Continue reading
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The historically communist town is home to some very funky, colourful and artistic looking houses due to it’s political and artisanal heritage.
It is December and the holiday season in Paris is in full swing!
Holiday shopping for the man in your life can be a rather overwhelming task. Paris is filled with great shopping for both men and women but the focus tends to be so strongly on women that shopping for men can leave some people stumped. There are the obvious gifts, like watches or ties, but what about when you want something a bit more creative and perfectly Parisian? We’re here to help!
Le Colonel Moutarde
For the dapper gentleman in your life, head to Le Colonel Moutarde to help your man dress to the nines. They have bowties, pocket squares, suspenders and even boxers! You can mix and match with fun patters and colors, or go for the timeless black and white look. Stop by their store in the 3rd arrondissement to pick up everything you need to complete a holiday look.
Photo by Le Colonel Moutarde