Preparing for the holidays in Paris
Published on , in Paris
Right in the heart of the Latin Quarter, on the edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Hôtel Observatoire Luxembourg is the ideal starting point for discovering Paris. And with the festive season just around the corner, it's a magical getaway. Here's what your stay could be like at Christmas time...
A stroll through Paris
A veritable paradise for budding Santa Claus, Paris offers a thousand shopping possibilities. From the Hôtel Observatoire Luxembourg, discover the elegant boutiques of Boulevard Saint-Germain and the adorable Christmas market of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The emphasis here is on the quality and originality of designers and craftsmen. Not far away, the famous Le Bon Marché department store welcomes you with its animated window displays of jolly bears, its magnificent decor and its selection of trendy brand-name products. Finally, discover the enchanting atmosphere of Bercy Village, the open-air shopping center set in the former wine cellars of Paris.
An evening in Paris
The choice is yours! You could opt for a gourmet dinner on a bateau-mouche, to enjoy the illuminations of the quays of the Seine and the monuments. Or book a show, musical, stand-up, theater, cabaret, children's Christmas play... Paris's oldest cabaret, the Paradis Latin, with its magnificent revue choreographed by Kamel Ouali, is just a 20-minute walk away. Finally, push open the door to the Jardin des Plantes and immerse yourself in its illuminated Jungle. Based on the principle of Chinese lanterns, structures representing dozens of giant rainforest animals create a marvellous spectacle.
The festive spirit takes hold of Paris from mid-November. Shopping, Christmas markets, gourmet discoveries, event exhibitions, shows, illuminated strolls - there's something for everyone to enjoy and satisfy their festive desires. Book your stay at the Hôtel Observatoire Luxembourg now!
Photo : Olga
Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, a 4 star Boutique Hotel in the centre of Paris