Visit Paris for celebrations and illuminations
Published on 12 December 2017, dans Visit Paris
To enjoy the perfect finish to 2016, what could be more wonderful than a Parisian getaway with those you love? Discover the magic of the Christmas capital, with its beautiful illuminations and decorations, fun-filled festive markets and ephemeral bars during your stay at the Jacques de Molay Hotel!
The capital is adorned with its finest illuminations
The end of year celebrations make Paris even more sumptuous than ever. Christmas is approaching, and throughout the month of December luminous garlands highlight the unique charm of the great avenues. From the Champs-Élysées to the Avenue Montaigne, via the Rue du Bac and the Boulevard Haussmann, the most beautiful arteries of the capital are clothed in light. Meanwhile, the picturesque squares provide the evocative settings for exquisitely decorated pine trees, while the department stores delight young and old alike with their extraordinary window displays. Whether as a couple, with family or friends, you simply cannot miss this golden opportunity to be dazzled and enraptured by the capital in its holiday season finery!
Enjoy friendly traditional Christmas markets
Notice to gourmets, aspiring chefs and those with adventurous palates: December is also the season of traditional Parisian Christmas markets! Scattered throughout the city, these are great for supplying a whole range of your Christmas shopping requirements, but are particularly useful when it comes to stocking your festive table. You’ll savour the flavours of hot wine, gingerbread or tartiflette while browsing, and then pile up your purchases of regional foodstuffs and beverages in readiness for preparing a delicious feast for the holidays. In addition, Christmas markets are packed with beguiling gift ideas to offer to your loved ones.
Ephemeral bars are trending in Paris this December
If you want to get to know Paris as the locals do, then December is the ideal season in which to do so. This is when all kinds of secret and ephemeral bars open discreetly, to the delight of Parisians. Visit them according to your moods and whims. Discover the most secret bar of the capital, only a few metres from the Arc de Triomphe, where the speakeasy-style Blaine comes alive every night to the accompaniment of live jazz. If you prefer a hipster feel, head to the 11th arrondissement, where the Bluebird invites you to immerse yourself in the Californian 1950s. Or perhaps you’d prefer to take your refreshments in a chic hangout such as Wood, in the 3rd arrondissement, just a few steps from the Hotel Jacques de Molay.
For your Paris getaway, avail yourself of the opportunity for tranquillity and comfort by opting for a room decorated with taste in the centre of Paris. The Hotel Jacques de Molay, located in the famous Rue des Archives in the Marais district, promises an ideal stay with plenty of chic rustic charm, as well as an inviting bar and a well-equipped gym.
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