Christmastime in Paris: Where You Need to Go!

Paris at Christmastime is simply magique. Last week, I visited central Paris (the 1st arrondissement) to see the lovely Christmas decorations in one of the chicest neighborhoods in town. Enormous sapins de Noël were standing tall at Place Vendôme, each wrapped in the most delicate of string lights to create a festive sparkle in this chic plaza.

If you’re wondering where to visit during Christmastime in Paris, here are my recommendations:

  1. Place Vendôme – Without a doubt, this enormous plaza is a must visit if you are in Paris during December!
  2. Village Royal – This is a tiny side-street where a gorgeous Christmas tree decorated in gold stands among luxury shops and a cute sidewalk restaurant. It’s super adorable.
  3. Galeries Lafayette – This celebrated department store takes Christmas decor to a whole new level. Be warned: when visiting on a weekend in December, you’ll be fighting major crowds!

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
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.

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