France is an amazing tourist destination all year. But for the optimum experience, you have to visit France in winter. Pack those warm scarves, cozy jackets, fluffy sweaters, and book that first-class ticket to France.
France has all kinds of activities you can indulge in. From the delicious French cuisine to its second-to-none shopping and of course Paris, the city of love. You also get to avoid the long queues and overcrowding that takes place during summer.
Here are 7 amazing things you can do in France during your winter holidays.
You cannot leave France without visiting the Eiffel Tower. How about killing two birds with one stone? Having to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks and getting to ice skate inside it too.
During winter, ice skating rinks are situated in different locations all around Paris. The ice skating rink in Grand Palais in the Eiffel Tower is my all-time favorite. It also has an amazing view of Paris and is the world’s biggest rink.
Christmas Markets in France
There’s nothing like visiting France during the festive season. Christmas markets are more of a tradition in France. Every year between November and January you’ll find a couple of Christmas markets in Paris that await you like Marché de Noël des Champs-Elysées and Marché de Noël Alsacien (Gare de l’Est).
The City of Lights
They don’t call it the city of lights of nothing. Get to enjoy the light-filled trees that line the avenue of the Champs Elysées leading from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Stores are also filled with Christmas decorations to get you psyched about the festivities.
Explore France’s Museums and Galleries
France has got you covered with hundreds of museums and galleries. The biggest one being the Louvre. You have to set aside a few days to see everything in this marvelous museum. Other great museums include the National Museum of Natural History and the Army Museum.
Visit Disneyland Paris
Visiting the magical Disneyland Paris is a must-do when taking a trip to France in winter. This is the perfect place to get you pumped up for the winter holidays. Furthermore, during Christmas and Halloween, Disneyland Paris always runs special events that you would not want to miss.
Drink Hot Chocolate in Parisian Cafés
Paris is home to countless cafes with the most famous two being Angelina and Café de Flore. Stay toasty in the cold winter by relaxing with a cup of hot chocolate and a croissant.
Watch a Cabaret Show
A cabaret show is one of the best and popular things to do in France at night. For quality cabaret performances, head to Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Also, most of these performances are escorted with drinks and dining.