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Christmas illuminations in Paris

The spectacular Christmas illuminations in Paris are an eagerly-awaited event for tourists as well as Parisians. The magical colours of the seasonal street decorations create a dazzling sight for visitors from all over the world. Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light deck out the avenues of the French capital in festive splendour. More than ever, Paris lives up to its name ‘City of Light’!

From November to the beginning of January, the Christmas illuminations on the avenue des Champs-Elysées, on avenue Montaigne, in Place Vendôme, the Montmartre district, Bercy Village and in many other places across the city make Paris more magical than ever!

The ‘Illuminations of Parissightseeing coach tour, organized by Paris Cityvision, is an invitation to discover Paris’s finest monuments illuminated at nightfall. This festive tour with commentary in 11 languages can be followed by an unforgettable evening at the Moulin Rouge cabaret.

 

 

 

Noël à Paris

Christmas lights, rue de la Paix, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights rue de la Paix

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas illuminations Champs-Elysées | © DR - Emspirit

Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Elysées

© DR - Emspirit

Christmas illuminations Champs-Elysées 2012 © DR - Panoramic

Christmas illuminations Champs-Elysées

© DR - Panoramic

Christmas lights Champs-Elysées, Paris  © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights on the Champs-Elysées

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminated monuments, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminated monuments

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights, grand magasin Galeries Lafayette, Paris © OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Galeries Lafayette Christmas lights

© OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Christmas lights, Printemps department store, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Printemps department store

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights, Hermès boutique, Paris  © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights Hermès

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination Noël Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination Noël Notre-Dame de Paris

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminations de Noël - Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminations de Noël

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Forum des Halles, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Forum des Halles

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël déco Champs-Elysées, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Illumination de Noël déco Champs-Elysées

 © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Illumination de Noël Colonne Vendôme, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Colonne Vendôme

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Arc de Triomphe, Paris © OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Illumination de Noël Arc de Triomphe

© OTCP - Jacques Lebar

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Noël à Paris

© OTCP - DR

Christmas lights rue de la Paix

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights, rue de la Paix, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas illuminations on the Champs-Elysées

© DR - Emspirit

Christmas illuminations Champs-Elysées | © DR - Emspirit

Christmas illuminations Champs-Elysées

© DR - Panoramic

Christmas illuminations Champs-Elysées 2012 © DR - Panoramic

Christmas lights on the Champs-Elysées

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights Champs-Elysées, Paris  © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminated monuments

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminated monuments, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Galeries Lafayette Christmas lights

© OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Christmas lights, grand magasin Galeries Lafayette, Paris © OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Printemps department store

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights, Printemps department store, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights Hermès

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Christmas lights, Hermès boutique, Paris  © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination Noël Notre-Dame de Paris

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination Noël Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminations de Noël

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illuminations de Noël - Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Forum des Halles

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Forum des Halles, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël déco Champs-Elysées

 © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Illumination de Noël déco Champs-Elysées, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Illumination de Noël Colonne Vendôme

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Colonne Vendôme, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Illumination de Noël Arc de Triomphe

© OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Illumination de Noël Arc de Triomphe, Paris © OTCP - Jacques Lebar
Christmas lights, avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

from 19 Nov. 2015 to 06 Jan. 2016

Celebration

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

FREE - All public, Children, Young people

The avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations for Christmas and the New Year
Christmas lights, Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

from 17 Nov. 2015 to 07 Jan. 2016

Celebration

Tout Paris

FREE - All public

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is decked out in chandelier lights by famous crystal maker Baccarat.
Paris, illuminations de Noël de la place Vendôme © DR

from 20 Nov. 2015 to 10 Jan. 2016

Celebration

Place Vendôme

FREE - All public, Children, Young people

The Christmas lights embellish the prestigious character of the district.
Christmas lights Champs-Elysées, Paris  © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

November 2015 - January 2016

Celebration

Avenue Montaigne

FREE - All public

Enchanting, festive and especially chic illuminations like the fashion houses along avenue Montaigne
Paris, Magic Garden, les illuminations de Noël à Bercy Village © En attendant

from 19 Nov. 2015 to 24 Jan. 2016

Celebration

Bercy Village

FREE - All public

Christmas decorations light up Bercy Village and the Cour Saint-Emilion.
Illumination de Noël Forum des Halles, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

November 2015 - January 2016

Celebration

Forum des Halles

FREE - All public

With the approach of the festive season, the Forum des Halles will be decked out Christmas decorations.
Viaduc des Arts, Paris © Thinkstock

End of November 2015 to 5 January 2016

Celebration

Le Viaduc des Arts

FREE - All public

Illuminations of the Viaduc des arts take on a magical appearance

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