CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE
Paris is a world-famous center for cultural, commercial and fashionable life. Before the main Catholic holiday, the capital of France is especially beautiful. Preparations for Christmas begin in Paris at the end of November: Christmas trees are set up in the squares, and festive illumination is everywhere. Paris Christmas Outfit The largest Christmas tree in Paris – 30 meters high – adorns the Tuileries Garden. Champs Elysees, sparkling with millions of electric garland lights, invites tourists to ride the rides and listen to live music. Christmas fairs begin, with stalls stylized as village houses. The largest fair is waiting for its customers in the quarter of Defense – 350 houses. Here you can buy homemade products from farmers from different regions of France, try homemade cakes, drink mulled wine or apple juice. Traditionally, Christmas souvenirs, soap, jewelry, ceramics, toys are sold at fairs. The most interesting thing in Christmas Paris Paris is famous for luxury, beauty and chic. And if its world-famous sights can be seen at any time of the year, then only in December, tourists can attend events dedicated specifically to Christmas: Exhibition and sale of designer Christmas trees “My Beautiful Tree” at the Meris Hotel. The exhibition presents New Year trees, over the festive outfit of which designers from all over the world worked. As decorations, Swarovski crystals, fresh flowers, figurines of the symbols of the year and much more are used. Here you can buy a Christmas tree “haute couture”. Christmas shopping, for example, in Galeries Lafayette – the most famous department store in Paris. Before Christmas, in all outlets expand the range. The annual festival “Sweet Life”, held in the Louvre throughout December. Confectionery firms from different countries offer cakes, sweets, chocolate, truffles. You can buy chocolate figures made in the form of famous Parisian sights. Festival “Salon of Wines and Independent Winemakers”, held in late November – early December. Wine masters talk about the traditions and history of winemaking, wine varieties, offer their drinks for tasting. Christmas menu in Parisian restaurants. A table must be booked in advance. Those who take care of this will be able to try the traditional festive dishes served in France: foie gras, oysters, cheese, wine. The festive dessert, which is served in all restaurants and baked by the hostesses throughout the country – “Christmas log”. This is a sponge cake with chocolate filling, rolled up. On top, it is decorated with cream, on which they make strips characteristic of the tree bark. Inspection of the city shining with the lights from one of the viewing platforms: the Eiffel Tower or the Ferris Wheel at Place de la Concorde. New Year’s skating rinks. A free skating rink is poured in front of Mary, and the most famous is on the ground floor of the Eiffel Tower. Organ concert at the Christmas service in Notre Dame. Fairytale shows at Disneyland Paris Christmas is a family holiday, and Paris offers many attractions to tourists with children. A real Christmas tale gives its little guests French Disneyland. Holiday programs in this park are held from early November until almost mid-January. What can be seen here? Christmas illumination throughout the park; Fairytale stores where you can buy princess dresses, clothes, rugs and Christmas toys with Disney cartoon characters, chocolate and sweets; Santa Claus Village (in French – Per Noel). It is located in the center of the park, and any visitor can chat with the main character of Christmas, take a photo together, personally give a letter with a wish for gifts; Spectacular parades of fabulous Disney cartoon characters; Evening laser shows accompanied by fairy-tale characters; Musical and dance performances; New Year’s Eve fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle.