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Place Vendôme illuminé  (© Denis Thuillier )1/5
© Denis Thuillier Place Vendôme Elegant place Vendôme got its name from a hôtel particulier built by the Duc de Vendôme that stood on the site. Opened in 1699, the eight-sided square was conceived by Hardouin-Mansart to show off an equestrian statue of the Sun King, torn down in 1792 and replaced in 1806 by the Colonne de la Grande Armée.  
Champs Elysées Noël  (© )2/5
© Champs Élysées Eco-friendly lights ringing the trees and a snowflake-esque Ferris wheel make the world’s most beautiful avenue even more endearing at Christmas. The now-familiar LED 'Tree Rings' circling the 200 plane trees along the wide avenue bring a futuristic flavour to Christmas on the Champs-Elysées, with programmed displays seeing the lights glow in differing degrees of brightness from dusk till 2am.  
Christmas lights  (© Frédéric Bisson )3/5
© Frédéric Bisson Avenue Montaigne True to form, the lighting installations along this glamorous avenue – home to Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior and the Plaza Athénée – bring to mind the twinkle and delicious trickle of Champagne.   
Bercy Village (© Emmanuel Chirache)4/5
© Emmanuel ChiracheBercy Village Lighting up the paved streets and alleyways of the once-upon-a-time medieval village, the neon ceiling of stars and snowflakes brings Christmas bang up to date. For more information, click here.  
Rue Mouffetard  (© Guerric )5/5
© Guerric Rue MouffetardPick up cheese, wine and chocolates for your holiday party while skipping under a canopy of lights on one of Paris’s most adorable cobbled walkways

Christmas lights in Paris

It’s not for nothin’ they call it the City of Light

By M. Astella Saw and Bryan Pirolli

Take Paris's monuments and streets, already awash in an atmospheric nightly glow, and add more than a few strings of fairy lights, glittering snowflakes and garlands. Voilà – you've got Paris at Christmas. Each neighborhood has its own bit of holiday décor, but we've got a few classic favourites.



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