Visiting Paris in December
Paris is magical year-round but The City of Lights shines even brighter in December. The cold weather might deter many visitors, but keep reading because you may find yourself wanting to book your next trip to Paris!
Tips on how to stay warm and what I packed coming soon.
7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Paris in December
1. Better Photography
You will no longer need to wait until the golden hour to shoot Paris’ most romantic sceneries. The entire day feels like the golden hour. Although daylight ends around 5 pm, you will find plenty of Christmas’ décors to keep you busy after sunset.
2. Low Season means less crowd
This is the season where less is more! Paris is one the most visited cities in the world but visit in December and you will find smaller crowd at the most touristy areas. Less time queuing and more time enjoying!
3. Christmas Décor
One of the biggest treats of visiting Paris in December is strolling down the glowing Champs Elysees and watching the beautifully adorned displays that graces the streets.
4. Christmas Market
Make sure you work up an appetite before heading to the Christmas market! There are countless of stands selling tasty food that will be just too impossible to resist.
More coming soon on Christmas markets in France.
5. Seasonal Food and Pastries
If you have never visited France before during the holidays, you may have not known the joy of tasting this delectable cake: Galette des rois aka King cake. This deliciousness is a flaky, yet not-overly-sweet, cake and is only available during the holiday season to celebrate the festival of Epiphany.
6. Great excuse to drink hot beverages
Baby it’s cold outside! Duck into a cozy brasserie and nurse yourself back with some vin chaud (hot wine) or some hot chocolate. Don’t forget to accompany your hot beverage with a piece of Galette des rois 😉
7. Every day is cheat-day!
What better time than wintertime to indulge in an extra éclair or two? Head to a Bouchon bakery and indulge to your heart’s content! warning: it’s highly addictive!
Want to know how I kept my skin glowing? Read my post on Beauty essentials to keep your skin glowing during Wintertime here.