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 Vendôme, the Montmartre district, Bercy Village and in many other places across the city make Paris more magical than ever!
This year Paris shimmers and sparkles! The square in front of the City Hall is all lit up and decorated with Christmas trees and little chalets. Place de la Bastille and Place de la Concorde are illuminated with light projections, and a glittering Christmas forest has sprung up at the foot of the July Column and the Obelisk. What's more, the lights extend along the Rives de Seine, Avenue Victoria and Rue d'Arcole.
And as of December 4, all Parisians are invited to make Paris sparkle from home. Everyone can share the loveliest photos of their balconies or windows with the hashtag #ParisScintille. The most beautiful photos will be shared on the @Paris account on December 24. The opportunity to join in on making Paris a magical city at this festive time of year!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON THE AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES
From 22 November 2020 to 6 January 2021
From 5pm to 2am. All night on 24 and 31 December
From Arc de Triomphe to place de la Concorde, Paris 8th
The lights will be switched on by singer Louane on 22 November.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT BERCY VILLAGE
From 12 November 2020 to 17 January 2021
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris 12th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORE
From 18 November 2020
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, AVENUE MONTAIGNE
From 19 November 2020
From Champs-Elysées to place de l'Alma, Paris 8th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON AND AROUND PLACE VENDÔME
From 19 November 2020
Place Vendôme, Paris 1st
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN SAINT GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS
From 28 November 2020 to 10 January 2021
Saint-Germain-des-Prés District, Paris 6th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT WESTFIELD FORUM DES HALLES
From November 2020
Westfield Forum des Halles - 101 Porte Berger, Paris 1st
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT THE VIADUC DES ARTS
From 1 December 2020
Viaduc des Arts - 1-129 avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12th