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Christmas in Paris: The Champs Elysées & the Arc de Triomphe

Product ID: 184733
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Experience Christmas the Parisian way! See the sparkling lights on the Champs Elysées, stroll past the dazzling storefronts, savor delicious French macarons from Ladurée and end on the top of the Arc de Triomphe for some of the best views over the city.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM
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  • Learn about French Christmas traditions and festivities from a local Parisian
  • See the beautiful Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées
  • Enjoy window shopping at some of the most famous boutiques in Paris
  • Taste delicious macarons from the celebrated patissier Laduree
  • Admire the spectacular views from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
Full description
Join an expert local guide and discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. Your guide will take you to the Champs Elysées, one of the world’s most famous streets, lit up every year to celebrate the holiday season. The switching on of the Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées signals to everyone in France that the holiday season has begun, and it’s here that Parisians gather on 31 December to see in the New Year.

Pass by the Elysée Palace where the French President lives, and see iconic sites such as the Lido cabaret, and the famous Fouquet's restaurant, where you can perhaps indulge in some French celebrity spotting! We’ll stop at the celebrated patissier Ladurée, where you will be treated to delicious French macarons from their delightful pastry store and tearoom.

What better way to see the Christmas lights across Paris than from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in the city? Built by Napoleon Bonaparte to celebrate his great military victories, the terrace on the top offers some of the best views over the city. Your guide will explain the history and significance of this magnificent monument, before providing you with skip the line tickets to ascend to the top. Admire the sparkling Champs Elysées laid out at your feet and enjoy the breathtaking views of the dazzling Eiffel Tower shimmering nearby.

  • Guided 2-hour walking tour
  • Expert fully accredited English-speaking tour guide
  • Macarons from Ladurée
  • Skip the line tickets to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

By the exit of Champs Elysées Clemenceau metro station (line 1) next to the statue of Charles de Gaulle, 9 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking
• Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes

From US$ 53.23 per person

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Product ID: 184733