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Festive Paris and Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • Christmas at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©Photo ERWANN MAIGNAN

    France, Paris, Christmas, Chateau de Vaux-le-vicomte, group travel, group tour, ©Photo ERWANN MAIGNAN
  • Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at Christmas

    Festive breaks for groups
  • Champs-Elysees in snow © Paris tourist office photographer Amelie Dupont

    France, Paris, French Christmas markets, Champs-Elysees in snow © Paris tourist office photographer Amelie Dupont
  • Christmas Market on the Champs-Elysees © Paris tourist office photographer Amelie Dupont

    Christmas Market on the Champs-Elysees © Paris tourist office photographer Amelie Dupont
  • La Fayette Department Store, Paris © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

    France, Paris, La Fayette department store at Christmas, group travel, group tour, © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  • Pont Alexandre, Paris © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

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  • Paris in Winter © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

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  • Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at Christmas © Julien Laurent

    France, Paris Christmas markets, Chateau de Vaux-le-vicomte, group travel, group tour, © Julien Laurent
4 day tour
From £159 per person

Paris Christmas Markets: Magical and Cosy

More than 125 squares and streets in Paris glisten and glow with varied market stalls. The Paris Christmas markets are particularly enchanting at night when they glow in the darkness and warmth radiates from the food stalls. Potter along admiring the interesting gift options and sampling the wonderful foods. Many activities are available from ice skating and shopping to eating gingerbread and drinking mulled wine.

Perhaps visit the iconic Eiffel Tower or the atmospheric Louvre. Whether you love history or art, the myriad of world class museums are perfect for absorbing culture while warming up! Alternatively do your Christmas shopping – Paris is the perfect place! Between the luxury stores on the famous Champs Élysées and the handmade treasures of the markets, there’s something for everyone!

Festive Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is always spectacular but during Christmas, it is dressed to impress! With magnificent trees, lights and traditional decorations adorning the opulent rooms, it is the epitome of a grand Christmas. Regal and tasteful, this festive charm will leave you bubbling with festive cheer.

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Dates

Late November & December 2019


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in France

Transfer to your hotel, and if time permits head out to begin exploring the many wonderful Christmas markets. Perhaps seek out festive foods tonight. Explore the wooden chalets with their festive atmosphere and various foods to try. Visit the Féeries d’Auteuil for cheese, wine, champagne and beautiful nativity scenes. Head to Gare de l’Est to try delicacies brought over from the German-influenced Alsace region such as pretzels, spiced bread, gingerbread and more.

Day 2

Paris: Sightseeing and Markets

Today, explore the sights of Paris with the added magic of Christmas lights. We can also arrange a guide for extra insight into the city and its attractions. Visit the markets along the Champs Élysées with their colourful lights and beautiful gifts and presents. More than 200 wooden stalls are filled with regional specialities, decorations, and local souvenirs. Visit at night for the unforgettable views of the glittering lights. Also, visit the Christmas village at La Défense for decorations, trinkets and an ice skating rink.

Day 3

Grand Christmas at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Spend the morning at leisure, enjoying the sights of Paris before heading to the spectacular Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. This beautiful palace is wonderful throughout the year, but during the festive period it has an extra dash of magic and sparkle. With crackling fireplaces and more than 8,000 shining decorations, the exuberant but traditional Christmas dress throughout the palace is dazzling.

Day 4

Departure

Your time in festive Paris has drawn to a close. Commence your homeward journey full of festive cheer.


Suggested Hotels

ibis Styles Paris Gare de l’Est Chateau Landon ***

Inspected in February 2016

This hotel is around 200m from the Gare de l’Est and 500m yards from Gare du Nord. Soundproofed rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, and en suite bathrooms. The hotel has a bar and free WiFi throughout.

Mercure Paris Porte de Pantin ****

Inspected in February 2016

Located next to Hoche Metro Station, this mercure hotel has a restaurant which serves regional cuisine as well as a garden terrace, bar, fitness centre and WiFi throughout. The air conditioned rooms are equipped with cable TV, safes and hot drinks facilities. The en suite bathrooms with free toiletries.

Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower ****

Inspected in December 2015

This Paris hotel is located just a 2-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. The hotel boasts a fitness centre, a bar and a restaurant with terrace. The air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone, mini bar and hot drinks facilities. The private en suite bathrooms include hairdryers and complimentary toiletries.

Mercure Paris La Villette ****

Inspected in February 2016

Opposite Paris’ innovative Parc de La Villette, home to the Cité de la Musique and the new Philharmonie concert hall, the Mercure has 162 large, modern rooms, containing tea/coffee facilities, safe and fridge. A hot buffet breakfast is served on the top floor with great panoramic views. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna and meeting rooms. Porte de Pantin Metro is 2mins walk away, great access to the péripherique and on-site coach parking.


Arriving Hotel Half Twin Single Supplement
29th November 2019 ibis Styles Paris Gare de l’Est Chateau Landon From £159.00 per person From £90.00 per person
6th December 2019 ibis Styles Paris Gare de l’Est Chateau Landon From £159.00 per person From £90.00 per person
6th December 2019 Mercure Paris Porte de Pantin From £162.00 per person From £92.00 per person
6th December 2019 Mercure Paris Centre Eiffel Tower From £235.00 per person From £165.00 per person
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