Christmas sightseeing in Paris
Family Twist is delighted to offer a magical sightseeing tour for all the family, introducing you to the main destinations in Paris at a time when they look their most resplendent – Christmas. For two hours a private chauffeur and our certified guide will take you on an unforgettable circuit around the city’s most fabulous illuminations make the most of the tour, do it after nightfall, when you can fully appreciate la Ville Lumière, or the “City of Lights”.
Your private chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or apartment along, and your first stop will be the Trocadéro. Here we recommend you take a stroll with your guide around the Christmas Village that lies between the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower. You will have the chance to find plenty of Christmas goodies, hot chocolate, classic vin chaud and artisanal food from various French regions. Keep your eyes peeled for the perfect Christmas gift for your family or friends!
You will then meet up with your private chauffeur again to continue the extraordinary Christmas journey. Next up is the Pont d’Iéna which connects the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower. Your guide will relate all the history behind it, and don’t hesitate to ask her everything you want to know about this and all the famous places you pass. You will then see the Eiffel Tower glittering before you for a truly magical moment!
After that it’s the famous and historic Arc de Triomphe, followed by the legendary avenue of Champs Elysées, which is specially lit-up at Christmas time. Driving down this sparkling boulevard is a magical and memorable experience.
At Place de la Concorde you will see the 60m-high Ferris wheel with all its Christmas lights, before arriving at Place de la Madeleine to see the majestic Église de la Madeleine. The square is famous for its luxury delicatessen shops such as Fauchon, Hediard and Prunier. Ask the chauffeur to stop off if you want to buy some gourmet products as chocolate, wine, champagne or foie gras.
The next stop will be at the Grands Boulevards, the city’s most charming boulevards , never more so than in the run-up Christmas… There you will see all the most ornate Christmas windows with their animated characters and props, magical scenes and immersive worlds. An enchanting universe that will enchant all your family.
Then you’ll head to Place Vendôme, the most opulent and glamorous square in all of Paris, famous for its jewellery shops, including Cartier, Boucheron or Chaumet. The place is also illuminated with sparkling decorations and a vast Christmas tree.
Finally, the chauffeur will drive you to Cathédrale Notre Dame, where a beautiful, huge nativity scene is on display throughout Christmas time. This will be the last stop-off, and a great way to finish – a magical moment for children and grown-ups alike. Of all the nativity scenes in the churches of Paris, this one is particularly impressive because of its sheer beauty and the Christmas spirit it encapsulates.
When you have finished visiting the cathedral, your chauffeur will pick you up and take you back to your hotel.
If you enjoyed reading about this tour then imagine how wonderful it will be for real!