Every year, when December comes, Paris dresses up with its most beautiful lights. Christmas magic arrived in the capital and offers a large selection of activities.
To guide you in this Parisian bustle, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel presents you its best activities guide.
Samaritaine, « Paris Mène la Danse »
During Christmas celebrations, Samaritaine stages the meeting between Christmas and dancing stars with the show “Paris Mène la Danse”. The magnificent setting created by the Parisian department store offers to its visitors a trip in an illuminated and magical world.
With a thousand lights a stars constellation illuminates the Rivoli street windows. On the other side, the Monnaie street windows are highlighted by a dance video projection created in collaboration with the Centre National de la Danse. This animation presents the history of this art and its evolution from the 30’s.
Once inside, the show continues and a magical shopping session is waiting for you. Exceptional Opéra Garnier costumes are exposed and highlighted by wonderful lights. Also, you will find all Christmas decorations, including the famous giant advent calendar and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. We suggest you to stroll in the store on weekends, you will probably have the chance to see a dancing company led by a swinging Santa Claus.
This year at Samaritaine, it’s Paris but also Christmas that lead the dance!
“Les Sentiers Lumineux de Noël”
To continue our December Parisian guide, we suggest you dive into the magical world of “Les Sentiers Lumineux de Noël”. This tour is set up in the Parc Floral de Paris until January 2nd, 2023, and is a magical match between nature and lights. This activity allows you to live an unforgettable experience with your loved ones.
During this 1h30 walk, families can discover the nature sublimated by splendid light effects. The shining trees, the glowing lake and the glittering plants become a magical environment that immerses young and old in an enchanted world.
Many international artists have worked to create this marvelous path. They have designed everything in an eco-responsible way and pay particular attention to the environmental impact of each work. These illuminations are a dream and an unmissable Christmas attraction Paris!
The Tuileries Christmas Market
Let’s end our parisian stroll with the one of the most popular Parisian spot through December. At the heart of the capital, discover the Tuileries Christmas Market until January 8th of 2023.
Located between the Concorde and the Louvre, this wonderful spot welcomes visitors for a unique moment. Between wooden chalets and the magical atmosphere, you will be delighted to walk around with your family. This place offers all the traditional activities of the end of the year celebrations. You can buy your gifts, warm up with a delicious mulled wine and taste all kinds of Christmas food.
Beyond its size and location, the Tuileries Market is a charming place thanks to its funfair. Enjoy the attractions to live a happy moment with your family or ride on the Ferris Wheel to admire a magnificent view of Paris.
On behalf of all the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel team, we wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming you soon and can’t wait to spend 2023 with you!
See you soon, the Louvre Marsollier Opéra hotel team
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