What to Do During Christmastime in Paris

Paris at Christmastime is simply magique. I couldn’t have been happier to spend early December in Paris and discover how the city changes during Christmastime!

I visited central Paris – mainly the chic 1st arrondissement to see the lovely Christmas decorations put up by the city each year. Enormous cone-shaped Christmas trees were standing tall at Place Vendôme, each one wrapped in the most delicate of string lights to create a beautiful sparkle!

Next up, I headed to the Village Royal, a tiny side-street where a gorgeous Christmas tree decorated in gold stands among luxury shops and a cute sidewalk restaurant. It’s a popular little hideaway located walking distance from Place Vendôme.

Lastly, I visited Galeries Lafayette, where the yearly Christmas decorations put up by this storied department store are a popular attraction in and of themselves! Be warned: when visiting on a weekend in December, you’ll be fighting major crowds to see the pretty decor.

Here are some photos from my little Parisian Christmas tour:

Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme

Coat: Mackage / Sweater: & Other Stories / Skirt: Comptoir des Cotonniers / Boots: Louboutin

Place Vendome, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris
Place Vendome, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris

Place Vendôme, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris

Place Vendôme, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris, Noël à Paris
Place Vendôme, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris, Noël à Paris

Place Vendôme, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris

Place Vendôme, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris, Noël à Paris
Place Vendôme, Paris at Christmastime, Paris in December, Christmas in Paris, Noël à Paris

Village Royal

Village Royal, Paris at Christmas, Christmas in Paris, Noël à Paris

Village Royal, Paris at Christmas, Christmas in Paris, Noël à Paris

Palais Royal

Red Sweater at the Palais Royal, Paris, Christmas in Paris, Paris in December

Comptoir des Cotonniers Skirt, Palais Royal, Paris, Christmas in Paris, Paris in December
Black Louboutin Boots, Palais Royal, Paris, Christmas in Paris, Paris in December

Mackage coat at the Palais Royal, Paris, Christmas in Paris, Paris in December

Photography by Cedar and Rush

Have you been to Paris during Christmastime? Where was your favorite place to see decorations?

December 12, 2017

Read Next:

I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *