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The best cinemas in Paris to see Star Wars – The Last Jedi!

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So you’re in Paris for the release of Star Wars – Les Derniers Jedi (as it is known here), and you’d like to go and see it, but you don’t know which cinema has a great screen and sound, and which one has rotting carpet and a screen the size of a postage stamp.

Well, we have you covered. The area around our hotels is renowned for its great cinemas, and there some other incredible venues a little further afield you shouldn’t ignore too.

Let us help you make the right choice, with our quick guide to the best cinemas in Paris showing The Last Jedi!
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The 2017 Christmas window displays
at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Christmas 2017 in Paris

We’ve already told you all about the huge, fun Christmas tree inside Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, and the events happening in-store every weekend in the run-up to Christmas.

Even after the department store closes, you can still enjoy the traditional animated window displays which carry on this year’s theme Spectacular Spectacular, where Parisian pigeons have a star role and bearded workers wear lipsticks!

Here’s a selection of our photos. To see the full gallery, simply click here.

Galeries Lafayette - 2017 Christmas window displays, Paris

photos: JasonW

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Closes at 6pm on 24th/31st December. Closed 25th December & 1st January

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The Christmas 2017 window displays
at Printemps Haussmann

Christmas 2017 in Paris

We’ve made our yearly pilgrimage to the big department stores on boulevard Haussmann to see their famous animated Christmas window displays!

Before Galeries Lafayette, we had a look at Printemps. This year, their windows show the travels of mascots Jules & Violette, with backgrounds designed by illustrator Spiros Halaris.
And as usual, each display has its not-very-subtle sponsor – this year, it’s Fendi, MCM, EasyJet, the île de la Réunion tourist office, Thalys and Citroën!

Here are our photos. To see them all, simply click here.

Printemps - vitrines de Noël 2017, Paris

photos: JasonW

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The 2017 Christmas decorations
at the Hotel Baume

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Hôtel Baume

It’s Christmas in Paris, and that includes our hotels! And as it happens, the Hotel Baume has just hung its decorations to help you get into the Christmas spirit!

Why not come by the hotel one afternoon, have a hot drink, experience the calm, make the most of the free Wi-Fi, and don’t forget that if you book directly on the hotel’s website, you’ll not only benefit from the lowest rate on the web (guaranteed) but we’ll also give you a free drink when you arrive, to say thanks!

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

Hôtel Baume **** book on our website for the best rate guaranteed and a free welcome drink when you arrive!

photo: Adrián Pancorbo Rueda

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Sleep like a king. 👑

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Go ice skating in Paris for Christmas 2017!

Christmas 2017 in Paris

Although the Paris city council has stopped providing the free ice rink in front of Hôtel de Ville, you can still find ice rinks in Paris around Christmas… if you know where to look.

This year, for example, how about showing off your skating skills 110 metres up on the roof of the Grande Arche de la Défense?

Here’s all the info.
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The 2017 Christmas decorations
at la Belle Juliette

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Hôtel La Belle Juliette

Our hotels are all ready for Christmas 2017, with decorations that will make you want to snuggle up to the fireside and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea!

Here are a few photos of the Christmas decorations at the Hotel & Spa la Belle Juliette. You find them in the lobby, the salons, the bar and perhaps even in our secret garden!

To book your room on the official website – guaranteeing you the lowest price on the web, and a free drink when you arrive – simply click here.

Les décorations de Noël 2017 à la Belle Juliette

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Les décorations de Noël 2017 à la Belle Juliette

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Les décorations de Noël 2017 à la Belle Juliette

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Les décorations de Noël 2017 à la Belle Juliette

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Christmas at the Invalides, 15th – 31st December 2017

Christmas 2017 in Paris

Housing Napoleon’s tomb and the Army Museum, a visit to the Invalides – not far from our hotels – is essential at any time of the year, but their Christmas at the Invalides events are an even bigger reason to pay them a visit!

Over the course of two weeks, numerous events await you – special visits, the dom illuminated, an escape game, concerts, a film…

Here’s all the info.
Christmas at the Invalides, 15th-31st December 2017

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The 2017 Christmas markets in Paris!

Christmas 2017 in Paris

‘Tis the season to be… buying! And to help you find the perfect gift, the Paris Christmas markets are full of little wooden  chalets ready to suggest some out-of-the-ordinary-gifts.

Many of these markets are to be found close to our hotels, but do you know which one has a free 300m² ice rink?

Here’s all the info.

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The 2017 Christmas tree at
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
and lots of in-store entertainment!

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Our favourite things

For their Spectacular Spectacular Christmas, the main Galeries Lafayette department store on boulevard Haussmann has gone all out!

After last year’s all-white glacial decor, this year’s giant Christmas tree is about as colourful as you can get, and there’s a lot more to see once your arrive…

Click ‘continue reading’ for all the details of the Christmas fun on offer!

L'arbre de Noël 2017 aux Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris

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Columbia Orchids exhibition at the Jardin des Plantes, 6th December 2017 – 5th March 2018

Art and Culture

Inspired by the expedition of the two naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland between 1799 and 1804, the exhibition Orchidées de Colombie (Columbia Orchids) at the Jardin des Plantes dives into the archives of the Natural History Museum and comes up with some extraordinary flowers.

And it’s just minutes from our hotels! Here’s all the info.

Exposition d'Orchidées de Colombie au Jardin des Plantes du 6 décembre 2017 au 5 mars 2018

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