It’s impossible to deny the joy and spirit everywhere when it's Christmas in Paris. During the December holiday season, the city literally shines, from the lights along the Champs-Élysées to the rainbow-colored tree at Galeries Lafayette to some of the most decked-out window displays in the world. When you’re not outside taking in the festivities, you’ll find that Parisian joie de vivre indoors at tea salons, restaurants, and pastry shops that put out all the stops for the Christmas holiday. If you find yourself visiting Paris in December, add these 10 ideas to your to-do list—they're some of our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in Paris, a capital that is never short on magic.
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