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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Christmas in Paris as a couple

Spend a magical Christmas, just the 2 of you

For the winter holidays Paris dresses in its most beautiful lights.Typical Christmas markets in the magical window displays of the large stores; live a timeless, romantic moment in the City of Light.

In December, Paris reflects better than ever its title, City of Light. Lose yourself among its streets; the capital invites you to fall in love or fall in love again. The promise of an unforgettable Christmas...

10am - Start the day by wandering around the historic Galerie Vivienne, pottering around the shops and daydreaming.

11am - Continue retail therapy at Le Printemps on Boulevard Haussmann.

2pm - Stroll over to the Notre-Dame Christmas market, right at the heart of the Île de la Cité, to find your final gifts before warming your hands around a mug of mulled wine.

6pm - Gaze at the illuminations lining the streets from Rue Saint-Honoré to Place Vendôme and take in the awe-inspiring shop windows.

7pm - Make a well-deserved sweet stop at Ladurée, where the hardest bit will be choosing your flavour of macaron.

9pm - End the evening with a cabaret show at the Lido de Paris.