5 reasons to love Paris in winter
If you are planning a trip to Paris this winter then we have some absolutely lovely reasons why you should definitely visit, and why we think you are about to fall in love in this city of love and light. Paris is a pure joy to visit in winter, with its cozy bistros, pretty cobbled streets, and excellent museums. You can check out some of the favorite activities while being in Paris.
So many places to go, so many parks, streets to walk. Just adopt the spirit of the Flaneur, the Parisian word of an “aimless wanderer” and take a stroll along the river Seine. Wrap up and head to the Berges de Seine, then pass the lovely views of the Louvre, Jardin des Tuliers and Petit Palais. Then once you take in the beautiful sights, you can warm up in the waterfront restaurant Rosa Bonheur and have one of their great value pizzas.
The views from the top of the Eiffel Tower are very impressive, but not only in the clouds is the beauty hidden. The Catacombes de Paris dating from the 18th century is known for the walls with bones that were from the unsanitary city cemetery in Les Halles. Now they created a maze of morbid beauty, with the bones being the walls decorative patterns. You must visit the medieval cathedral of Notre Dame and the Pantheon, which is a neoclassical mausoleum of the remains of distinguished French citizens as Marie Curie and Victor Hugo.
It’s very good to know that between seven and eight million bottles of wine are produced In France every single year so it’s very safe to say that the citizens know a thing or two about wine. When you are in a restaurant, dining and you are not sure what wine to drink, just trust your server to recommend a suitable pairing. If you want to go wine tasting the visit O Chateau in Les Halles, so you can be served wine and food in one of their vaulted dining rooms. In winter, there are several wine festivals that are a must, so you can search for the details and attend maybe one or two.
Paris is the home to Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Chanel, so the capital of the fashion never sleeps. You can visit the most prestigious designer boutiques at Avenue Montaigne, where the beautiful window displays will capture your attention and wake the fashionista hiding in you. And if you want to visit more rustic shopping experience then take a stroll at Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves in the 14th arrondissement which is open every weekend through the year and is free to enter.
The art scene
Winter months are definitely an ideal time for you to explore Paris’ fabulous art scene, for example, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, if you want impressionist paintings to try Musee d’Orsay. You know that you must not miss Louvre, so watch your steps. Also, Paris is a haven for street artists who ply their work on walls and buildings around the city, and some of the best works can be seen around the Canal St-Martin or along Rue Denoyez in Belleville.