A Christmas in Paris
Published on 1 December 2022, dans Events
What could be more magical than spending the end of year celebrations in Paris, the City of Light? Illuminations, cultural events, decorations, shopping, gastronomy… Everything is in place to ensure that you enjoy an exceptional Christmas. The Hotel Marais Bastille is located at the crossroads of dynamic and characterful districts in the heart of Paris. That’s why it’s the ideal starting point from which to enjoy all the festive season entertainment. Here are some ideas the team has put together for you.
The essential things to do in Paris during the festive season
Parisians will tell you that the festive season is incomplete without taking an excursion to admire the beautifully decorated and animated windows of the city’s department stores. These enchanting and lovingly crafted scenes take you to the land of Santa Claus or to magical worlds that make the eyes of children and their parents shine. Go to the BHV Marais, a twenty-minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille, which this year puts Provence in the spotlight. Also unmissable are the illuminations of the squares, avenues and monuments. Treat yourself to an illuminating stroll from our hotel to the Place de la Bastille, Place des Vosges and Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, before continuing perhaps to the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées. Finally, Parisians love to take advantage of this time of year to go to the theatre or the opera. Take advantage of the proximity of the Opéra Bastille, less than ten minutes away on foot, to attend some of the exceptional productions offered this year. From Carmen to Swan Lake via La Force du Destin, Le Trouvère, and Tristan and Isolde, the classics take centre stage.
A stroll through the Christmas markets
The tradition of Christmas markets is constantly reinventing itself and you will find all kinds of them not far from the Hotel Marais Bastille. Rediscover the warm and family-friendly atmosphere of the Christmas markets of childhood at the Marché de Noël de Notre-Dame de Paris. Taking place on the banks of the Seine, it offers many artisan's stalls under the benevolent gaze of the world-famous cathedral and the oldest tree in Paris. You could also head to the Jardin des Tuileries for the Marché de Noël des Forains. Fairground rides and entertainment of all kinds await you there day and night. Finally, don’t miss a new kind of Christmas market just five minutes from the hotel: the pop-up store of the creators of Matières en Fête. At the Bastille Design Centre, they present their most beautiful creations. You’ll find plenty of unique and unusual gift ideas there.
Romantic, festive, gourmet, there’s so many ways to enjoy the festive season in Paris. All you need to do is choose your preference during your stay at the Hotel Marais Bastille. The team is at your service to share great ideas for outings, entertainment and shopping, as well as favourite eating places.
More informations about the Christmas markets in Paris here
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Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Place de la Bastille