If Paris is impressive and fascinating in any season, it becomes simply magical during the festive season. When you stay at the Hôtel Albe Bastille in December, immerse yourself in the whirlwind of an enchanted city and experience a Parisian Christmas...
Preparing for the holidays
What better destination for your end-of-year shopping than Paris? The Grands Magasins are a must, offering a vast choice of fashion and decorating ideas from the top brands. Their toy departments are sure to meet the needs of even the most demanding children! For original, ethical or trendy gifts, the Hôtel Albe Bastille area is brimming with concept stores. Finally, throughout December, browse the capital's Christmas markets for the little surprise that will make all the difference under the tree. It's also the perfect opportunity to enjoy a glass of mulled wine with roasted chestnuts.
A must for all Parisians, the discovery of the animated window displays is a highlight of December for young and old alike. The Grands Magasins create fairytale-like scenes and snowy landscapes, with Santa's elves and animals from the Far North at work. And don't miss the illuminations that transform the avenues of Paris into a dreamlike vision every night. No fewer than 150 streets and 70 districts are involved. Finally, keep an eye on the theaters, cabarets and concert halls. They're always offering enticing posters for the festive season.
Throughout December, Paris is immersed in the warm atmosphere of the festive season. Experience intense, precious moments when you stay at the Hôtel Albe Bastille in December, in the heart of the magic!
Photo: Elena Dijour