Experience a Parisian Christmas…

1 December 2022
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Experience a Parisian Christmas…

The Hotel des Tournelles welcomes you a few steps from the Place des Vosges, in the heart of the Marais, one of the oldest districts of Paris. Intimate, cosy and chic, our hotel provides the ideal starting point from which you can discover the magic of Christmas in the City of Light. Here are some ideas within easy reach of the hotel…


Unmissable Christmas markets

With its picturesque wooden chalets, Christmas carols and tempting aromas of roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate, the traditional Christmas market is a must! Near the Hotel des Tournelles you will discover several such markets, all very colourful. Perhaps you will choose to start with one of the favourites of Parisians: the Marché de Noël de Notre-Dame. On the Left Bank, by the Seine, opposite the famous cathedral, this market is set up in a charming old square that is home to the oldest tree in Paris. It boasts numerous artisans’ stalls and plenty of entertainment for children as well as an opportunity to meet Santa Claus. For a different kind of ambiance, head to the Jardin des Tuileries for the Marché de Noël des Forains. Between fairground rides and tests of skill with rifle shooting and hook a duck, you can enjoy a waffle or a crêpe while strolling from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde... Finally, designer pop-up stores, a variation on the classic Christmas market, flourish in the district during the festive season, including Matières en Fête at the Bastille Design Centre. A great way to find original gift ideas.


The charm of Christmas in Paris

In Paris, the run-up to Christmas is all about shopping. Near the hotel, you can admire the magnificent display windows of BHV Marais, decorated on the theme of Provence. The famous department store will also dazzle you with its decorations, its Christmas tree and gift ideas that are both inspirational and trendy. Treat yourself to a shopping spree in the nearby Rue Saint-Honoré. The great brands of haute couture and jewellery rub shoulders with those of leather goods. Take advantage of the proximity of the Opéra Bastille and attend an exceptional performance. On the programme this year are productions of La Force du Destin, Swan Lake, Le Trouvère and Carmen... Nearby, the Comédie Française offers a varied line-up with an adaptation of Andersen's tale The Snow Queen for the young ones, as well as La Puce à l'Oreille, The Cherry Orchard and an original show about Serge Gainsbourg. Finally, head across the Seine to the Jardin des Plantes. The botanical garden’s Mini-Worlds light festival has illuminated structures marking out a route in the heart of the garden, creating an enchanting scene that fascinates young and old alike.


The Hotel de Tournelles invites you to discover the myriad facets of Christmas in Paris. The team will be at your service to help you organise your stay and your outings.


More informations about the Christmas markets in Paris here

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