Winter in Paris is grey and cold and at first sight not the best season of the year. During the summer months the whole city is decorated by plants and flowers, the famous French Gardens full of life and peopled by sun-lovers, fashion addicts and gossiping elderly ladies or pensioners playing “Boules”. During the months of November to February however, the Parisian tend to stay inside as much as possible and enjoy the vast cultural and artistic possibilities the city has to offer.
However, if you dare to go outside anyway, winter has its own high-”lights” too:
On visiting Paris’ most famous street, you can see Christmas lights adorning the trees along the Champs-Elysées from the Arc of Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. I always felt as if I could see the fairytale-like feeling reflecting in the faces of the window shoppers walking up and down the street. It is a wonderful experience! Next to that, the city organises a large and diverse Christmas market with little chalets bordering the Champs-Elysées. So whether you would like to enjoy the festive season or go on a spending-spree, Paris has it all!
Anja from AIESEC Fribourg