The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched the Paris Ensemble campaign to promote the products and services of professionals in the Paris tourism industry and encourage people to consume locally. Hoteliers, shopkeepers, restaurateurs, cultural venues and other activities have once again adapted their approach so visitors can enjoy the capital while complying with health rules. Paris looks forward to welcoming them over the festive season.
Throughout December, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) will be promoting actors in the Paris tourism industry and their festive products and services, enabling Parisians and visitors to enjoy an array of food, fun, and cultural activities over the holiday season.
Enjoy a unique stay
Hoteliers in Paris have gone the extra mile to make the end-of-year holidays utterly unique for locals and visitors. From superior room upgrades to room-service party menus and activities to make stays even more enjoyable, they’ve thought of everything. Palaces hotels are offering unforgettable experiences including the possibility to enjoy a take-away Michelin-starred restaurant feast and the chance to relax in your own private spa. Other hotels are inviting guests to welcome in the New Yearon a festive theme, like the Terrass''Hotel, where you’re invited to enjoy a movie evening complete with a red carpet and film screenings.
The city’s leading chefs, pastry cooks and chocolate makers have prepared an appetising end to the year. Everyone can enjoy a fine-dining experience this festive season, with gourmet dishes and delicious chocolates to savour at home. And, of course, Christmas would not be complete without the traditional yule log. From a spiced wreath decorated with Christmas baubles at the Hôtel Lutetia Rive Gauche, a charred log straight from the fire at the Prince de Galles, and Angelina’s celebrated Mont-Blanc transformed into a pistachio log, this year’s original creations could easily be entered into an art competition!
The sparkling lights of Paris
The City of Paris wished to organise specially adapted festive celebrations for Parisians, residents of the Paris region, and visitors to enjoy the magic and wonder of the holiday season. From the legendary lights along the Champs-Élysées to the sparkling decorations of the Hôtel de Ville, and the strings of lights along the banks of the Seine and on place de la Concorde, the Paris illuminations are great fun for the whole family. From 11 December, the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville will be planted with a forest of shimmering trees, where attractions include free rides for children, and chalets selling snacks and drinks along with products bearing the "Made in Paris" label. For more information click here.
Paris je t’aime events
Would you like to support local businesses over the festive season? The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a virtual Christmas market to celebrate the people, places and activities that play an essential role in Parisian life, including cultural sites and events, typical Paris experiences, fashion and beauty gifts, guided tours, souvenirs of the city, and countless foodie options. Gift vouchers are also available on the parisinfo.com website. From visits to the city’s museums, including the Quai d'Orsay, the Musée de l'Orangerie and the Musée du Quai Branly, to tours of châteaux close to the capital, such as the Château de Fontainebleau and the Château de Chantilly, and workshops at the Ducasse cooking school, visitors hold all the cards when it comes to exploring the city’s cultural and gastronomic heritage.
The PCVB is also offering people the chance to win an array of prizes on its Paris je t’aime social media accounts. Enter a Christmas competition behind each square in the Advent calendar by illustrator Benoît Aupoix on the Paris je t’aime Instagram account, take part in the “Palace hotels” initiative on Facebook, or try your luck at winning a stay in the capital on Twitter.
For more information, visit parisinfo.com