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Top festive things to do in Paris

We guide you to the best things to do in Paris this Christmas, from shopping hotspots to top festive foods and the best Christmas markets

Emily Scrivener
Emily Scrivener ,

With its world-class shopping, beautiful streets, vibrant markets and top-quality restaurants Paris is one of the most popular winter destinations in Europe. The French capital offers the perfect festive escape for couples and families, with plenty of things to see and do to get you into the Christmas spirit. Although the famous Champs-Élysées Christmas market is closed this year, the city still offers plenty of other festive markets at which you can browse handmade gifts and sip mulled wine. Winter is also a great time to sample some of the best new seasonal produce in Paris, with many restaurants updating their menus. Foodies should be on the look-out for renowned and festive galettes des rois, or kings’ tarts, which are ideal edible souvenirs from the city and a must-eat during the Christmas season.



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