“I’m going to Paris next week and so excited. We are staying at a small boutique hotel in the 6th district, a cool neighborhood with lots of shops and good restaurants. “The city of light” is brilliantly festive at Christmas and I have not been at this time before. The city in  winter is beauty at its loveliest. Tiens!”

I wish, though the  top one I do have. (via)

I am so looking forward to eating and  shopping. I love the sales and flea markets in Paris,  and after Christmas they are fantastic! I think one of my first stops should be Galeries Lafayette. The decorations are magnificent and legendary. Just the thing to put you in the mood, as if that is hard in Paris.

Isn’t this beautiful? (via)

I can’t wait to see their decorations, is this taken with a fish eye lens? (via)

I love to  walk the streets in big cities (NY, Paris, Milan), enjoying all the bustling activity while browsing a variety of clever shops. This year I plan to visit the Montmartre. I purchased a painting a few years ago at a favorite haunt and it is time to check it out again. The Metro is easy to use and is the best way to get around the city. Especially  in chilly or rainy weather. Tres Bon.

The Metro is a great way to get around in winter. (via)

Montmarte(via)

It’s been a long time and this is a special area of Paris. (via)

After shopping an area, my favorite pastime is people watching. Of course!! Sipping a coffee or a drink at either Cafe Costes (Les Halles) Lipp or Cafe de Flores, all good options and provide the perfect voyeur corner.

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Rejuvenated and warmed we will continue window shopping and take in the beautiful Christmas lights. So much to cover, so little time. ..

There are some fabulous designer shops in this area. (via)

I can’t wait to see this lit up for Christmas. (via)

Our hotel is near the Norte Dame(via)

No day or night would be complete without a glimpse of the Eiffel in all its glory. Lights magnificent!! Abosolument!

We will be dining at the Jules Vern in the Eiffel. (via)

Have you been to Paris for the winter holidays? Is it beautiful? Do you want to go?