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Christmas 2017 in Paris

Get home safely after your NYE 2017 celebrations – the Paris metro is free all night!

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Our favourite things

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For a safe return after celebrating the New Year, the RATP (who runs our public transport system) is making Paris’ metro, bus and RER system free for the night of 31st December 2018.

First of all, you should know that the whole network (apart from the Orlyval automatic train at Orly airport) will be free, starting 5pm on 31st December, and will continue to be so until midday on 1st January 2018.

During the night, a normal service will be in place until just after 2am, after which metro lines 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 & 14 will continue to function with a reduced service until around 5.30am (when normal service will start again).

Please note: only certain stations will be open, and some entrances to stations may be closed (use the main ones to enter).

Part of the RER train system will be working too. For a bigger (PDF) map showing the exact details, click on the image below.
Avec les transports en commun gratuits, rentrez sans problème <br>la nuit du 31 décembre 2017And if you’re thinking of spending your NYE on the Champs-Elysées, don’t forget to read our article giving you all the information you need.

We hope you have a great NYE in Paris!

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New Year’s Eve on the Champs Elysées !

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Our favourite things

What better place than the Champs Elysées to celebrate the arrival of 2018?

The space around the Arc de Triomphe – where the light show is happening – will be pedestrianised for part of the evening, but there are a few other details you should know before setting off…

We have all the info in our article. Simply click ‘continue reading’!…

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The ‘Festival of Wonder’ at the Paris Funfair museum, 26th December 2017 – 7th January 2018

Christmas 2017 in Paris

It’s not often that the Paris Funfair Museum (Musée des Arts Forains) allows visits without advance bookings – only during Open House weekend and… the Christmas holidays!

So make the most of the occasion to see this extraordinary place and its retro fair attractions, with extra surprises in store…

Here’s all the info.

Le Festival du Merveilleux au Musée des Arts Forains du 26 décembre 2017 au 7 janvier 2018

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Charléty sur Neige snow event
25th December 2017 – 5th January 2018

Christmas 2017 in Paris

Charléty sur Neige is back! This two-week event turns one of Paris’ sports stadiums into a winter wonderland packed with real snow and loads of free activities for kids.

And it’s not very far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

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Christmas 2017 at the Paris Zoo, 23rd-31st December

Christmas 2017 in Paris

The Parc zoologique de Paris (Paris Zoo) has special events oranised fro the Christmas holidays, including presents for the animals, Father Xmas’ workshop and lots of surprises!

Here’s all the info.

Noël 2017 au Zoo de Paris

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Time to do some trampolining 210 metres up,
near our hotels!

Christmas 2017 in Paris

They call it ‘Top Jump Paris‘ – trampolines that await you on the roof of the Tour Montparnasse, very close to our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

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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

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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

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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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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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