This winter in Paris we wanted to give you an insider guide to the capital. ?With lots ?of things to do this december. This is one of the best time for those of you visiting don’t forget your comfy shoes and winter coats (not a jacket). Fo us locals there’s some spots that are worth revisiting for sure! ?Most of the holiday activities, shopping, christmas markets, art shows, and restaurants to brunch are listed below.

It’s in a list format as I found that the more I tried to write a comprehensive article – it was more of an itinerary of things I wanted to try or revisit with my family, pals or solo.

On another note, the streets here after the attacks are back to looking normal (for the most part) and I couldn’t be more happier to see people still going out and enjoying life!

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Brunch at Derriere is a hidden gem in on a quirky street with an interesting d?cor.

  • Address:?69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
  • Phone:01 44 61 91 95

Date night at Le Dauphin

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Morning Coffee to go @ Gaite Lyrique

In the mornings at the front of this new media museum is a good coffee-to go cart. They have a few seats should you want to stay and even enjoy a croissant with your coffee.

  • Address:?3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris
  • Metro: Reaumur Sebastopol ? line 4

Chill with the pals @ Le Merou?

Read the review over on Worlds Best Bars.

  • Address:?11 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris
  • Phone:09 52 94 17 60



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So-Pi (South Pigalle) has our hearts for the best bars to get out and also enjoy a DJ set. Here are our favorite spots.

Chez Moune

  • Address: 54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris

Sans Souci

  • Address: 65 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris
  • Phone:01 53 16 17 04


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Christmas Shopping

For Him @ Beaubien

Men?s clothing store with a cool rare selection of European and American brands. Lots of accessories under 100 Euros like wallets and Japanese design pens.

  • Address:?21 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
  • Phone:09 80 36 00 72


For Her @ Princesse Tam Tam

The French lingerie brand has really good quality at a great price.

  • Address:?5 Rue Montmartre, 75001 Paris
  • Phone:01 45 08 47 52


For Kids @ Kidthemall

A pop up shop from the funky kids clothing store until 23 December

7 rue Ferdinand Duval Paris

They also have workshops to create your own PJs ? 10 euros more info here.


For In-laws @ Julhes

A wide selection of cheeses, wines and specialty French food

  • Address:?60 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
  • Phone:09 51 03 48 58



A little something for everybody – Bazaar Market, 5 to 6 December.


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Re Rag Rag @ Institute Su?dois

  • An exhibition of handmade carpets and rugs made from recycled materials.
  • Address:?11 Rue Payenne, 75003 Paris
  • Phone:01 44 78 80 20


#volesvoguezvoyagez @ Grand Palais

  • until 21 February 2016
  • Free


Material @ Florence Loewy… by Artists

  • Photo exhibition by non-photographers.
  • Address:?9 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
  • Phone:01 44 78 98 45


1st Contemporary Arab Photography?exhibition?// 1st Biennale des photographes du monde?arabe contemporain

  • 50 emerging and experienced Artists in a collective photography exhibition
  • 11 November 2015 to 7 January 2016
  • 7 Locations around the city
  • More information here

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Les Bains

A nostalgic nightclub from the 90s comes back to life as a five star hotel.

  • Address:?7 Rue du Bourg l’Abb?, 75003 Paris
  • Phone:01 42 77 07 07

Le Burgundy

A secret Paris Luxury hotel with 5 stars ( now has a brunch special that we?re loving ) in the 1st arrondisment.

  • Address:?6 Rue Duphot, 75001 Paris
  • Phone:01 42 60 34 12


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Christmas Markets


11 December to 14 December

The covered intimate space of Carrousel du Louvre with a hand selected number of French producers of artisan delights such as cheese, wine and chacuteries.

  • Entrance fee: 10 euros including a glass of wine

More info on their website


Christmas Market in Paris (5th)

12 December to 23 December

With a everything made in France theme from over 50 stalls.



Christmas Market at Montparnasse?(15th)

10 December to 31 December

Gastronomy around the Tour Montparnasse area with cute little wooden stalls at Place Raoul Dautry, 75015


Alsace Christmas Market (10th)

3 December to 18 December 2015

This Christmas market is dedicated to bringing you the best of the Alsace produce.

  • 9am to 6pm
  • Parvis Gare de l?Est, 75010

Champs Elysee Market (8th)

Complete with the all white stalls and the traditional Grand Roue // Big Wheel on te Concorde that gives a magnificent view of all of Paris. It?s also here that you can go January 1st to see the New Years Parade .

13 November to 4 January 2016

  • Metro: Concorde line 1, 8, 12

Everyday from 12 noon to midnight?


Trocadero (16th)

3 December to 3 January

A cute set up of wooden Christmas stalls with a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Place du Trocad?ro?Paris?, 75016
  • Metro: Trocad?ro


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Free Carousels

19 December to 3 January 2016

  • 3rd Arr – Square du Temple, 64 rue de Bretagne
  • Place de la R?publique
  • 4th Arr– Place de l?H?tel de Ville

Christmas at Jardin D?Acclimatation

28 November to 3 January 2016

Christmas village complete with shopping stalls, ice skating rink, cooking classes, light shows, and of course Santa his reindeers.

  • Everyday 10 am to 8 pm
  • Entrance fee: 3 euros
  • Skating: 7 euros
  • More info on their website




Holiday Big Wheel is up!

At Concorde get a thrill from seeing Paris all the way up high.

Metro Concorde


So BD Salon // Comic Book?Exhibition?

Annual BD comic book exhibition. Perfect to take the kids on the weekend.

4 to 6 December



Montmartre?Open Artist Studios

5 to 6 December

Cit? Montmartre aux Artistes

187-189 rue Ordener, 75018 Paris

More information here


Cop 21

Paris climate 2015 Summit

Finding a solution to fight global warming.

More information here


1 Comment

  • Reply December 7, 2015


    I live in Belgium and the life is still not the same….people don’t enjoy Christmas and all the atmosphere…

    Was thinking about coming to Paris for a Christmas market but not sure yet…

    What do you think? Is it worth this year?

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