No trip to Paris over Christmas would be complete without a visit to Le Grand Palais des Glaces. This is the largest ice skating rink in the world and a truly magical place to practice your arabesques. In the day you can skate in the family session and in the evenings, the lights go down, the music is turned up and the rink turns into a huge dance floor. The ultimate festive night out in Paris. When you visit Paris over the Christmas period, make a home-away-from-home in one of these luxury vacation rentals in Paris.
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Just outside Paris you’ll find La Grande Arche in La Défense. It will only take roughly 20 minutes to get to on the Metro Line 1 and it’s well worth the journey. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, the rooftop ice skating rink is open to the public, providing sweeping views of all of the capital’s most iconic landmarks and a unique opportunity to skate on top of a roof. The rink here is synthetic so means it won’t melt if the temperatures doesn’t drop and you’ll stay dry even if you take a tumble. There’s also a Christmas market here if you need to pick up some last minute gifts.
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Undoubtedly one of the best Christmas markets in Paris, this enchanted winter attraction is a fun place for all the family. With iconic views of the Eiffel Tower and set next to one of the most beautiful parks in Paris, it’s an exciting place to spend an afternoon or evening. The ice skating rink itself is not huge, but there are balancing props for children, so it’s ideal for taking the kids. Stay in one of these luxury Paris apartments for an unforgettable Christmas vacation and feel like a real Parisian when you wake up in the city on the 25th.
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The wonderful Christmas market is within walking distance of the Champs-Elysees where you can find some of the best shops in Paris. You’re also perfectly placed for exploring the enchanting covered passages in Paris where you will discover unique gifts in elegant boutiques. This Christmas market is probably the most famous in Paris, with hundreds of stalls selling crafts and delicacies. The ice skating rink is right in the middle of the market, giving it a bustling atmosphere.
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