Paris opens her arms to begin 2016 in the best way. The winter sales offer a golden opportunity to restock your wardrobe! You can also seize the opportunity to buy gifts for your sweetheart and enjoy a successful celebration of Valentine's Day, with perhaps a visit to the Eiffel Tower and its stunning view over the capital. Stroll the streets of Paris and absorb the romantic ambience of the place for the most delightful start to the year.
Start the year in Paris
Even if a pretty snowfall cannot be guaranteed every year in the French capital, you can still enjoy all the other riches offered by the city in winter. The shop windows are still resplendent in their Christmas colours, and restaurants offer menus to warm you. January is the month the official Winter Sales begin, and as Paris is the world capital of shopping, you surely need no further encouragement to go on a spree. Department stores, designer outlets, luxury brands and small shops alike throw open their doors and offer bargain hunters hugely attractive prices. Find some fabulous new additions for your wardrobe or something special for your home, buy small gifts to please your friends and family or spoil your children after Christmas. Whatever your choice, you’ll certainly have additional luggage for the trip home as the choice is vast.
You’ll be within minutes of world class shopping malls such as Beaugrenelle, Bercy or the Les Halles shopping centre in the heart of the city. The Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette or Printemps department stores offer shopping heaven but are also a part of the history of Paris.
For unusual items or antiques, we recommend the book and gift shops in and around the Louvre, or the Village Saint-Paul in the Marais.
Valentine's Day in Paris
From the beginning of February the atmosphere heats up in the capital. After enjoying the crêpes in a cosy neighbourhood restaurant, get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day in the capital of love! Perhaps you might drop in on the city’s finest pâtisseries, Ladurée, Hermé or Lenôtre, where fabulous cakes are prepared especially for this most romantic time of the year. Then, why not enjoy a magical dinner cruise on the Seine; a moment that will remain in the hearts of you and your loved one always? You’ll see the most beautiful monuments of the capital from a new perspective. Unless, of course, you only have eyes for each other! To end the evening in style, why not take in a show at the Moulin Rouge?
You probably know what you want to see and do in Paris, but the city always offers more. At the Hotel Interlude, you’ll find you can explore the city easily and conveniently. The nearby Metro and various bus services will whisk you off to visit Notre Dame Cathedral or the Pompidou Centre Beaubourg, enjoy various museums or climb the Eiffel Tower. Spot the first signs of spring in one of the glorious parks of Paris or visit a woodland area on the city’s edge. Winter is a beautiful season in Paris. It might be a little chilly, but you can warm up by sipping a hot chocolate on a picturesque covered terrace!
Picture: Andrés Nieto Porras from Palma de Mallorca, España