Christmas in Uneasy Paris
For this year’s Christmas season, we decided to spend time in Paris. This holiday season the city has been marred by weekly citywide violence that unfortunately became a regular part f the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests. This did not stop us from continuing to enjoy Paris, but with more caution this time around. One can see the effects the protests and proceeding violence have had on what is often a very busy shopping season.
The image of the Louvre may be little deceptive as I took early prior to the opening of the museum. Of course, this is to say that early is relative to Paris as sunrise isn’t until after 8:00. Below are some more images during our stay in Paris during Christmas.
Christmas Markets in Paris
Christmas markets began in Germany and spread across Europe, these markets are open from Mid-November through early January in Paris. You can find them at several locations throughout Paris including Les Halles, Notre-Dame to Les Tuileries, as well as the impressive Christmas Village at La Défense. You can soak up the holiday season and atmosphere on the streets of the French capital!
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