Why visiting Paris this Winter is still a Good Idea!
By Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
In light of the unbelievable terror attacks last year, many travelers are determining whether Paris and France in general, would be a safe place to vacation this year, and have some hesitations.
Some may choose to postpone or cancel their trip to the City of Lights, now may be the perfect time to visit. Paris in the winter time is so much quieter, and just as beautiful as visiting in the summertime. It’s a wonderful winter wonderland. They are so beautifully decked out for the glorious holidays!
Magnificent Christmas Illuminations-
The street decorations (and lights) are in their full majesty! The magical colors and street decorations are a sight to see! You can even take a Paris motor coach tour (think warm heated seats) that will showcase the city’s illuminated monuments at night fall. How romantic!
The Coolest Christmas Markets-
Their Christmas markets are glorious! You can find a Christmas Market at the Champs Elysee that would rival even the best markets in Germany! Wow! The atmosphere is all Christmas, with wooden ornaments, yummy treats, regional produce, baked goods, and uniquely Parisian crafts.
Traditional Nativity Scenes and Christmas Masses-
Nativity scenes and Christmas masses are abundant. Some of the nativity scenes are even animates (with live animals) and Christmas masses are held all over the city for those traveling and residing in Paris over the holidays.
Fabulous Family Fun-
There’s so much to do with the family in Paris. Twenty Parisian neighborhoods offer free merry-go-round rides for the children. Don’t forget the theme parks such as Disneyland Paris, and Playmobil FunPark. Their decorations will have the children dancing gleefully.
Exploring the Great Indoors-
If the weather is cold, stop into a nice café for a latte and croissant. Or, spend a few hours in one of the numerous museums. There are even special tours that will whisk you through the crowds, so you can hit the museums and galleries ahead of all the rest. Let us not forget a winter visit to Versailles and the Musee d’Orsay.
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