Paris : cosy holiday season special guide

Holiday season is around the corner and temperatures in Paris are falling. However Paris remains a magical city to visit during winter, with it’s beautiful decorations and the numerous seasonal events taking place all over. During this festive period you will be able to taste delicious, tasty meals from chocolates to raclette…

We made a selection of the best events and cosiest adresses for you to experience the holiday season magic in Paris! 

Treat yourself with cosy waffle & hot chocolate “goûter”

Come and warm-up and get cosy with a delicious hot chocolate in Chocolate Bar by Hugo & Victor, in the Jardins du Marais! This Pop-up chocolate-lovers paradise will be open from November 9, 2018 (until December 30)!

The huge 1,500 sqm terrace of the Jardins du Marais Paris will host a Chocolate Bar by Hugo & Victor designed as a gourmet chalet. Discover Hugo & Victor’s emblematic chocolate creations, macarons, financiers (elected best Financiers in Paris), ultra-fresh candied chestnuts. Want to indulge, try their waffles with their Hugo & Victor chocolate spread !

Chocolate Bar by Hugo & Victor
Jardins du Marais Paris
74, rue Amelot 75011 Paris

For more hot chocolaté spots check- Time Out’s Best Hot Chocolate places in Paris !

Have a delicious French cheese speciality meal : fondue Savoyarde at Chalet Savoyard

Chalet Savoyard is a Parisian reference in cheese specialties.Raclettes, tartiflettes … and especially fondues! There are no less than 14 recipes available, from Savoyard classic to goat cheese and honey or even Champagne. All their fondues are composed of 4 cheeses (Comté, Emmental of Savoy, Beaufort and Abondance) and are accompanied by potatoes and bread croutons. 

A must do in winter !

Raclette at “Le Chalet Savoyard”, 58, rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris.

Chalet Savoyard 
58, rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris


Shop in a Christmas market

There are more than 20 different Xmas markets in Paris each year ! These little wooden hut villages are the perfect place to shop craft products and to warm up with a glass of vin chaud (spicy sweet hot wine)!

Check out the list of all the Xmas markets in Paris


Animaux en voie d’illumination

Every year, the Jardin des Plantes unveils its a special exhibition for the holiday season. This time, they created the amazing “Espèces en voies d’illumination” Species in the process of enlightenment, where XXL versions of extinct animals are lit up.

Espèces en voie d’illumination 
at Jardin des Plantes
2, place Valhubert – 5e
 Novembre 16 2018 to January 15 2019
Adult ticket: 15€
Book your tickets


Ice skate in the Grand-Palais

Every day, starting December 16, the Grand Palais will house the largest ice rink in the world, The Grand Palais des Glaces. As the holiday season approaches, for the 4th time, the Grand Palais will be transformed into a haven of ice and will unveil a gigantic indoor ice rink … a spectacular 2700 m² playground  !

Come and skate in a magical place with family, friends, to have fun or simply to discover one of the most beautiful Parisian monuments in an exceptional setting and context. Stands will offer you hot and cold drinks and quality food throughout the day … and during the night.

The event will be punctuated by a light show every night until 2 o’clock in the morning.

The Grand Palais des Glaces 
at the Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
From December 16 2018 to January 9 2019
Buy your tickets


Our coziest apartment :

Looking for the perfect place to spend your holiday this winter in Paris? Guénégaud is the perfect spot!

This beautifully renovated luxury loft, is located in the center of the coveted and lively district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. You will have incredible views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.

Book it now ! 



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