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Christmas 2016 in Paris

Special opening of the Fairground Arts museum until 2nd January 2017

Christmas 2016 in Paris, Our favourite things

If you like old school fairground rides and attractions, this is for you!

The Fairground Arts Museum (usually closed to the public) is specially open for the holiday for their annual Marvelous Festival (Festival du Merveilleux) with fairground attractions and rides, impromptu shows by jugglers and acrobats and an exhibition of unseen photos by French master Robert Doisneau on the theme of fairground life.

Here’s all the info.
Le Festival du Merveilleux au Musée des Arts Forains jusqu'au 2 janvier 2017

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Christmas 2016 at the
Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette

Christmas 2016 in Paris, Hôtel La Belle Juliette

The Hotel & Spa la Belle Juliette always goes the extra mile, and Xmas is no exception. The salon with its photo exhibition, the bar and the terrace are all decorated.

What a great place for a tasty Tea Time treat (available until 31st January 2017) in a happy atmosphere – enhanced by the the super result of Lola Beliard, who just came in fourth in the David Campbell contest for the best receptionist in Paris!

Here are all our photos.

Hôtel et Spa la Belle Juliette **** Paris

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Christmas 2016 at the Hotel Baume

Christmas 2016 in Paris, Hôtel Baume

The Hôtel Baume is celebrating Christmas – and the fact that receptionist Valentin Kuhn has just won third place in the prestigious David Campbell competition – with a big Christmas bouquet in the lounge area and another cute installation in the breakfast room.

Don’t forget that the hotel has a great offer for spending Christmas as a family, including a decorated tree in your room and special gifts for the kids…

Here’s all the info and our photos.

Hôtel Baume **** Paris

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Christmas 2016 at the
Hôtel des Dames du Panthéon

Christmas 2016 in Paris, Les Dames du Panthéon

Christmas is in full effect at the Hôtel des Dames du Panthéon, which means trees, trees and more trees!

And because we’re super lovely, we also have some rather special rates that might well entice you come and see us…

Here’s all the info.

Hôtel des Dames du Panthéon **** Paris

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The 2016 Christmas decorations at the
Hôtel Design Sorbonne

Christmas 2016 in Paris, Hôtel Design Sorbonne

It’s Christmas at the Hotel Design Sorbonne, with not only Christmas decorations but also a special offer giving you the lowest price in the internet (guaranteed), free breakfast and even a present in your room!

Here’s all the info.

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The 2016 Christmas decorations at the
Hôtel des Grands Hommes

Christmas 2016 in Paris, Hôtel des Grands Hommes

The Christmas decorations are up at the Hôtel des Grands Hommes!

With the Pantheon as a majestic backdrop and the local town hall dressed up for Christmas too, our neighbourhood is looking mighty fine right now! Come see…

Hôtel des Grands Hommes *** Paris

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Free merry-go-rounds for Christam 2016 in Paris

Christmas 2016 in Paris

We’ve already mentioned that there are a fewer ice rinks in Paris for Christmas 2016, and now we’ve learned that there are also fewer merry-g-rounds.

Traditionally, the city council provides at least one free merry-g-rounds per arrondissement for the Xmas holidays, but this year there are only four for the whole city!

Luckily, two are near our hotels! Check out our map, and we’ll explain why things have changed this year…

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The Christmas 2016 ice rinks in Paris

Christmas 2016 in Paris

The Paris city council used to provide several free ice rinks during the holidays, but those days are gone. However, all is not lost – for Christmas there are five ice rinks for you to try, and we have the info on all of them, together with a handy map.

Skate on for all the info!

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Charléty sur Neige – free snowsports for kids
17th-29th December 2016

Christmas 2016 in Paris

Winter sports for the young ‘uns, without even leaving Paris – it’s Charléty sur Neige and it’s free!

Here’s all the info.

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Christmas at the Paris Zoo until 4th January 2017

Christmas 2016 in Paris

The Paris Zoo (that we visited for you on the very first day of opening) is celebrating Christmas for Animals with illuminations, an ice rink and – of course – Father Christmas.

And every day, one of the zoo’s animals will get a sweet or savoury Christmas package that you can watch them open!

Here’s all the info.
Noël au Zoo de Paris jusqu'au 4 janvier 2017
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