Christmas lights in Paris

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

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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!

Take a sightseeing bus and enjoy the Christmas lights

The ‘Illuminations of Paris’ sightseeing coach tour, organized by OpenTour, is an invitation to discover Paris’s finest places and monuments illuminated at nightfall (Opéra Garnier, Champs-Élysées, place Vendôme, place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, the Louvre Museum and les Grands Magasins).This festive tour with commentary in 9 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 22 November 2018 to 09 January 2019
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

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

High-tech lights on Boulevard Haussmann

from 01 December 2018 to 07 January 2019
Boulevard Haussmann - Boulevard Haussmann, Paris

This year, everyone’s free to customize the Christmas lights on Boulevard Haussmann using a smartphone app

Christmas lights, avenue Montaigne

From 17 November 2017
Avenue Montaigne - Des Champs-Elysées à la place de l'Alma, Paris

Turning on of the Christmas lights on the Avenue Montaigne and the Sapins de Noël des Créateurs exhibition

Christmas lights at Bercy Village

November 2018 - December 2019
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

A brand-new work by the artist Jordane Saget adds sparkle to the Cour Saint-Emilion this holiday season

Christmas lights at Forum des Halles

November - December 2018
Forum des Halles - 101 Porte Berger, Paris

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

Christmas lights in Saint Germain-des-Prés

from 24 November 2018 to 01 January 2019
Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Christmas is in full swing in the legendary Saint-Germain-des-Prés district

Illuminations at the Viaduc des Arts

December 2018 - February 2019
Le Viaduc des Arts - 1-129 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

Illuminations of the Viaduc des arts take on a magical appearance