Christmas illuminations in Paris

The Christmas lights are a dazzling sight in Paris with illuminations in the streets and districts of the city

Every year at this time, the Christmas lights in Paris are a major attraction for tourists and Parisians. Visitors come from all over the world to admire the streets of Paris decked out in magical colours for the festive season.

Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light splendidly deck out the avenues of the French capital.

More than ever, Paris lives up to its name ‘the 'City of Light'! From November to the beginning of January, the Christmas illuminations on the avenue des Champs-Elysées, on avenue Montaigne, in Place Vendômethe Montmartre districtBercy Village and in many other places across the city make Paris more magical than ever!

Paris illuminations tour

The ‘Illuminations of Paris’ sightseeing 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, Lido, Crazy Horse or Paradis Latin.

Christmas lights, avenue des Champs Elysées

from 21 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

The avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations for Christmas and the New Year

Christmas lights, avenue Montaigne

From 18 November 2016
Avenue Montaigne - ., Paris

Enchanting, festive and especially chic illuminations like the fashion houses along avenue Montaigne

Christmas lights at Bercy Village

From November 2016
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Christmas decorations light up Bercy Village and the Cour Saint-Emilion.

Christmas lights at Forum des Halles

December 2016
Forum des Halles - 101 rue Porte Berger, Paris

With the approach of the festive season, the Forum des Halles will be decked out Christmas decorations.

Illuminations at the Viaduc des Arts

End of November 2015 to 5 January 2016
Le Viaduc des Arts - 1-129 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

Illuminations of the Viaduc des arts take on a magical appearance