Christmas in Paris is a long-awaited holiday. Everyone prepares for it for a month in advance. On December 25 Pere Noel, the French Santa Claus, brings presents to children, leaving them under the Christmas tree. Finally, New Year's Eve serves as a solemn closing of the Christmas holidays. Drink champagne, have a rest on January 1, and then it's back to work!
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On the third Thursday of November each year, all of France celebrates the day of Beaujolais Nouveau (young wine of Beaujolais). This is a newer tradition, and there are questions about young wine — should you drink it? Let's take a look at this unique tradition.
How do they make Beaujolais Nouveau?
The wine-making region of Beaujolais belongs to Burgundy, but this wine is not called or considered Burgundy. It's made with a different variety of grapes, and processed with different technology.
December is a special time in Paris. The Champs Elysees and shopping centers sparkle with festive lights, and Christmas markets beckon with the aroma of roasted chestnuts. At every step you can enjoy hot tea with traditional treats, ice skating and free carousels. Does all this seem too touristy for you? Do you want a real miracle? Not far from Paris you can find more Christmas magic.
We've worked for a long time on our site, gathering all the most important advice before your trip to Paris here in one place for you. We have information about transport, hotels, cafes, tourist sites, museum tickets, and local traditions; in general, everything you need to make your trip perfect!
Many tourists go to Paris, walk around for 2-3 days, look at the Eiffel Tower and other famous buildings, take a few hundred pictures, and go home, all without learning anything about the city, how the people live in it or its history. Have you ever gone somewhere and asked yourself why that place in particular? What makes it special?
What should you take with you when it's time to leave Paris? We've got the answer! Useful souvenirs for relatives, gifts for your loved ones and something for yourself to help hold onto memories. Find the ones that are right for you!
France and wine are inseparable: cognac, champagne and many more are inseparable from the country. Alcohol here is comparatively cheap and well-made.
Paris is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it's one of the most expensive ones too. If you want to go to Paris and not spend a lot of money, we have some great advice for you.
Paris Disneyland is in the furthest suburb of Paris, in the town Marne-la-Vallee, located 43 km from the city. It was founded in 1992, and has two theme parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. There are many restaurants, hotels, a golf course in the park as well, along with its own residential and business districts.