Is there anything better than Paris in winter? Sure, the French capital does look better when the sun is shining and the flowers give off their sweetest scents. But a snow-ladened Paris? That's a winter wonderland, right there? Just seeing the Eiffel Tower covered in snowflakes would remind you of a beautiful snowglobe you found in grandma's house. Quite dreamlike, in a way! But what actually would be better than Paris in the winter is when you're enjoying it all cozied up at home. Though, for that to happen, you should stay warm! Here are some ways you can do that!
Drink Some Coffee
It's no secret that Parisians love coffee
! Why do you think there are countless cafés throughout the city? Whether it's spring, summer, autumn, and, of course, winter, the French need their caffeine fix! Though you really don't need to go all the way to the nearest coffee shop for that! Granted, a nice afternoon in a café is very Parisian, sipping a hot cup by the window sill in your home is just as quintessential. You'll feel like you're a protagonist of a Paris-based film
or something! And, above all else, you'll stay warm even when the city is oh so cool!
Turn On the Heater
In about every Parisian home, be it a house or an apartment, a heater is a common fixture. As warm as Paris can be, during the winter. it's always cold here. So when the snowflakes begin to fall and the temperature starts to go down, turning on the heater is always your best bet. At the very least, you're not the only one who gets to feel warm in the winter. Whether you're typing away on your laptop, working from home, or watching over your kids playing about, a heater will keep the place all toasty as it snows outside. And don't worry about the costs
; they're mostly cheap in Paris!
Start A Fire
Don't misunderstand! This isn't to say you have to be arsonists or anything. Of course not! But just as heaters are very common among Paris homes, so are fireplaces. Most of the luxurious living rooms in Paris
have them, all grand and sophisticated. When you're lucky enough to have one in your home—which is a guarantee in Paris!—get some firewood, light up the chimney, and sit by the fireplace. This may sound old-school, even borderline boring, but it will never fail to keep you and the rest of the family warm and cozy!
Take A Hot Bath
If you already have a big living room with a grand fireplace, it's highly likely you also have a luxurious bathroom
in your place. And while showering is one thing, taking a long hot bath, especially with bubbles, is pretty ideal! There's really nothing like immersing yourself in hot water, with frothy bubbles floating about, as the bathroom fills up with the scents of vanilla, lemon, lilac, or any other smell that scented candles some with. It will even be a lot better too if there's a window by the tub where you can still see the beautiful French capital all covered in snow!
Get Dressed and Layer Up
You're already in the fashion capital of the world, what's stopping you from getting dressed? And yes, even though you're just at home, it doesn't mean you can't look good! In fact, French fashion brands
also offer luxurious leisurewear! Though they might not be enough to really keep you warm this winter. So instead of just a sweater and jeans, layer up even while you're at home. Perhaps a faux fur coat might do? Or a light trench coat that won't feel so heavy when you wear it? Any of these would do! After all, the Parisian winter style is something else!
Cuddle Up in A Blanket
More often than not, layering up your outfit won't be enough to warm you up. Or, at times, all the clothes piled up would feel too heavy as you're just lounging about at home anyway. So if layering up your clothes is not your cup of tea—or in this case, your cup of coffee!—cuddling with a nice, thick blanket will work just fine. Actually, it might be the penultimate way of warming up in Paris during winter. Once you've taken your hot bath, prepared your cup of coffee, turned on the heather, lit up the fireplace, and got your best leisure outfit on, all you really need now is your blanket! A loved one with a warm embrace would be great too!
Paris may be cool during the winter, but that doesn't mean you can't stay warm in your own home this season! There are a handful of ways you can still feel cozy and toasty as the snowflakes fall all over the scenic French capital!
Of course, really warm homes in Paris are always luxurious ones! And fortunately, there's a lot you can rent here
for your stay!