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.

Entrance to the Musee Du Louvre

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!

Christmas Market near Saint Germain des Près


Christmas Market

Planning Your Next Visit to Paris? Consider exploring 

Explore more about Paris by reading my other blog posts Paris’ Flea Markets-A Must See Opéra Garnier or Paris’ Opera House  and  Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Paris 

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