Paris in December

In December, Paris is filled with magic for the Holidays. Let's see what events await you!

What to do in Paris in December? The answer is... many things! For the Holidays, the French capital celebrate Christmas and New Year. The setting is simply magical! Despite the winter cold, the smell of nougat, hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts in the Christmas markets, everyone is amazed by the streets lit by the Holidays magic. We also discover beautiful exhibitions, a varied selection of shows, everything you need to make the best of Paris!

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Have you enjoyed Le Grand Palais des Glaces? Well then, you’ll be delighted to know that the world’s biggest ice-skating rink is back for a 5th edition from December 13, 2019 to January 8, 2020 for delicious moments of ice skating. Discover the pictures of this exceptional temporary event.

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Christmas in Paris is magic! For this Christmas 2019, helped by Santa Claus, Sortiraparis cooked you a nice little guide bringing together the places and outings you shouldn’t miss, so that you can spend a very mesmerizing Christmas break.

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Are you looking for a place where you can celebrate Christmas Eve in Paris? Unique, original, smart or with your family, discover the selection of restaurants for this Christmas, on December 24, 2019 in the French capital.

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Walks:

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Since the Holidays are coming very soon, department stores’ Christmas windows are backfor children's and adults' greatest joy! Discover the magic expecting you this year in the magical window displays.

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Good news for Paris lovers who have no car since Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced that the first four arrondissements of Paris are now reserved for pedestrians, a Sunday per month. Next date: December 1, 2019.

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The Champs Elysées will be free of car and pedestrian one Sunday per month. It's the perfect occasion to discover the world's most beautiful avenue in a new light and to take a selfie in front of the Arc de Triomphe without any car to ruin the scenery. Next event: Sunday December 1, 2019.

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In Ile de France lay countless castles and palaces from all time eras, fortified castles, castles from the Renaissance, most being royal residencies. Between Versailles, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Saint Germain en Laye, between architectural discoveries and historical walks, castles tell you all about their historic secrets if you take enough time to listen to the stones.

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Espèces en voie d’illumination, it’s the name of Jardin des Plantes very first light festival is coming back in November 2019 for a 2nd edition focusing on Oceans! Giant light animal statues will go bright as nightfall to amaze children and adults.

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Since Christmas is just around the corner, going ice skating with children or your friends is a true delight! Everyone likes it, falls and laughs. But where can we go ice skating this year? Places are less common, so let’s explore the possibilities.

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Museums and exhibitions:

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Feel like visiting a free museum on Sunday? Sortiraparis reminds you that museums are free of charge this Sunday December 1, 2019 to make art accessible to all!

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The Louvre launches free night-time visits on the 1st Saturday of the month. Concerts, torch-lit visits, paper chase and guided tours by registration. Don't forget to sign up to enjoy the entertainments. Next event held on Saturday December 7, 2019 and you can sign up starting November 26.

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Looking for a free museum in Paris? Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée de l’Aviation, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, over 20 museums are free of charge, all year round, so, discover them!

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Restaurants:

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This winter, some Parisian establishments and hotels decided to offer temporary bars, terraces and even restaurants with hot cocoa for some, cocktails and mulled wine of others and even typical dishes likely to fulfill your taste buds. Sortiraparis invites you to have a round of these winter bars, terraces and restaurants open for the Holidays.

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Looking for a quirky and unusual restaurant in Paris? You want something new, spectacular, and something awe-inspiring in your plate? Enjoying a meal in a unique setting or context? For uncommon culinary experiences, keep reading!

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Are you looking for an exotic restaurant in Paris likely to make you travel? Your unstoppable need to look everywhere may come to an end with these restaurants and each fork will be a discovery!

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Bars:

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This winter, some Parisian establishments and hotels decided to offer temporary bars, terraces and even restaurants with hot cocoa for some, cocktails and mulled wine of others and even typical dishes likely to fulfill your taste buds. Sortiraparis invites you to have a round of these winter bars, terraces and restaurants open for the Holidays.

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Going from the ice bar to the one where you can enjoy delicious drinks while petting a cat, without forgetting the bar where you can play board games... Paris is full of bars, all more original than strange and invites you to discover its top of the capital's unusual bars.

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How about sipping a drink in a hotel bar? Because yes, we rarely think about it. Yet Paris hotels are filled with hidden, unique or simply design bars that sometimes feature a breathtaking view. The bonus? They are open to everyone, let’s go there!

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You love speakeasies, these hidden bars that take you back in the prohibition area? Yet, a hidden bar means… it’s hidden! Here’s how you can find the best secret bars in Paris.

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Shows to see:

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Launched in 2015, Lido Paris new revue Paris-Merveilles modernizes the cabaret. Between traditional cancan and modernism, this show is enchanting. We’re blown away.

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If there's one thing for which the French capital is famous worldwide is the Parisian cabarets and their show, that are a synonym of elegance, glamor and sexy à la française. Here are the main shows to attend in Paris.

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Shopping:

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Paris, its Christmas markets, sounds like the Christmas Holidays are coming really soon! Starting mid-November, wooden chalets and lights will be animating the streets and will offer you an enchanting journey to the land of Santa Claus. For this Christmas 2019 in Paris, discover the various venues welcoming you with open arms for a stroll or a shopping with a flavor of cinammon and fir.

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For many people, the Holidays rhyme with Christmas presents, snow and cold. But for others, winter rhymes more with gastronomy with its chestnuts, its turkey and… its yule log. And as each year, it’s the same thing, pastry chefs work themselves to death to offer you the best yule log, the most original one, the most beautiful one and the most exquisite one!

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Leisures:

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Virtual reality and games of all kinds fans, are you looking for a place to satisfy your geek passion? Or maybe you just want to travel? We offer you a guide for VR activities in Paris, to live experiences out of the beaten paths.

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Can’t get enough of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or solving mysteries of any sort? Have you dreamed of solving your own mystery in a haunted manor? Escape games let you experience these adventures for one hour with your family or friends. Use your cleverness, team spirit and your observation to help you win!

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Last updated on 29 August 2019

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From 1 December 2019 to 31 December 2019

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