Book a night or a few nights at the central luxury hotel in Paris and enjoy all that Paris has to offer at Christmas. The entire city comes alive during this time and offers a plethora of activities to indulge in. Take your pick from enchanting outdoor skating rinks, Christmas markets, food tours, and many more.
Being centrally located, the hotel Bowmann in Paris gives you the opportunity to experience Christmas time in this beautiful city. Let us now take a look at where and what you can do to ensure your Christmas in Paris is memorable.
Take a Christmas Themed Food Tour
The French usually have 13 desserts at Christmas. The 13 desserts are said to represent Jesus Christ and his 12 apostles. The walking food tour in Saint Germain des Prés will allow you to savor these traditional desserts from the best local master artisans.
Take a Ride on a Horse carriage
Create your own fairytale by going on a horse carriage ride. On the ride, you will be able to experience the spectacular Christmas lights of the Champs Elysées. This is one of the most magical holiday sights in Paris. The ride will also give you a unique look at other splendid Christmas lights displays and monuments throughout the city’s centre.
Tea Time at Mandarin Oriental Paris
A cup of tea to warm the soul is in order after a long day of shopping or lounging around at the “hotel and spa in Paris.” The festive tea time is hosted by pastry chef Adrien Bozzoloof of Mandarin Oriental Paris. The afternoon tea features a hot beverage and pastries of your choice plus sweet and salty treats.
Take a Seine River Christmas Cruise
Enjoy a cruise down the Seine and watch as the lights of the city enhanced with colorful Christmas lights paint a splendid picture that is reflected in the water. A 5-course holiday gourmet meal and wine is provided for the duration of the cruise as well as live entertainment.
Try Galette des Rois
Having Galette des Rois(King Cake) is special because it usually contains a hidden prize(fève). The fève is usually a porcelain figurine inside the cake. If you are lucky enough that your slice has the fève, you get to wear a paper crown and be a king or queen for the day.
Go Skating or visit Christmas Markets and Villages
Outdoor skating rinks and Christmas markets and villages pop up almost everywhere and line the street and squares. Choose from the Galeries Lafayette Rooftop Ice Rink, Grande Arche Rooftop Ice Skating at Paris La Défense, Champ-de-Mars Christmas Village, Tuileries Garden Christmas Market, Saint Germain des Prés Christmas Market among others. While visiting these locations, you can also see some brilliant Christmas lights displays.
All in All, Christmas in Paris is magical and our luxury hotel on boulevard Haussmann puts you in the centre of it all. Staying at the hotel and spa in Paris 8 at Christmas time is truly a magical experience.