Join us and discover the delights of Christmas in Paris. We'll explore the charming covered passages, away from the crowded shopping streets and full of tiny boutiques and cafés, where chic Parisians have been shopping since the early 19th century. Covered with glass roofs to avoid the winter weather, they are the perfect place to explore during the holiday season. We'll also see the fashionable Palais Royal, its arcades full of history, and also of chic stores and bijou pastry shops! We'll pass by the magnificent Opera Garnier, and hear the story of its infamous Phantom. Then it’s back onto the bustling Parisian boulevards, as we visit the Galeries Lafayette, one of the most splendid old department stores in Paris, renowned for its dazzling glass dome, and spectacular Christmas tree that is installed under it each year. We'll join the French children as they gaze at the wonderful window displays! We will end our tour at a fine gourmet food store, where you will be able to see, taste and buy all sorts of typical French Christmas delicacies, both sweet and savory. Join the locals as they shop for their festive tables, and immerse yourself in a truly Parisian holiday season
We are a group of local guides living in Paris. We met thanks to our studies to obtain the official license from the French Ministry of Culture allowing us to guide in Paris. We studied art, architecture, French history, literature, geography and much more! We are all local Parisians, from diverse backgrounds, living here in Paris and passionate about sharing the secrets of our beautiful city with you!
We will visit the beautiful Palais Royal, and several of the charming covered passages, such as the Passage des Panoramas, Passage des Princes and Galerie Vivienne. We'll walk along the Grands Boulevards past the Opera Garnier, go into the Galeries Lafayette to see the glass dome and Christmas tree, as well of course as the window displays there and at the Printemps, and we will end at the Lafayette Gourmet store for some gourmet food shopping.
Christmas in Paris, kids friendly tour