Christmas Time in Paris

champselysees Christmas Time in Paris

[NOTE: The original title of this post was “Ah, Paris Paris!”]

Tis’ the season to be jolly in the city of lights…

Griddy here; reporting live from Paris.

It’s no wonder they call it the most beautiful city in the world; the more you go the more you realize that every quartier, avenue, street, monument, building, boutique, cafe, patisserie and park has a charm of its own and a history that is beyond compare.

Paris in December is simply a must see for it is nothing short of magnificent.

On my way back from dinner tonight from one of the city’s newest artsy-fartsy hotspots, Derriere* (which literally means ‘behind’ in French), I couldn’t help but stare in awe from the back seat window of the car at the classy Christmas decorations that adorn the famous Champs Elysees, the elegant Place Vendome and the posh Avenue Montaigne.

My mouth wide open – speechless and mesmerized. The city’s glow could easily light up a thousand skies and souls.

 Christmas Time in Paris

So I’ll say it again, regardless of how cliche it may sound, “Paris truly is the most beautiful city in the world” – minus the Parisians, that is.

It’s the way the Arc de Triomphe gloriously stands at the intersection of the world’s most famous avenue;

It’s the way the shimmering Eiffel Tower majestically rises over the paris skyline proclaiming its strength and heritage;

It’s the way the gigantic children’s carousel on the Place de la Concorde flickers its magical lights as it spins its way into the New Year;

It’s the way the symmetrically planted trees illuminate even the dullest of side streets;

It’s the way that one million plus people that are strolling down the chilly streets of Paris tonight thinking the exact same thing as me.

The point is, if you are not there right now…GO!

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

  • Elise M

    I will definitely go again someday. I remember I stood on some thing in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which I think was the center of Paris, and was told that if I stand on it and wish to come back one day, then it will happen!

    Haha +1 for superstition! :)

    Even without it, a trip will be in order for the future. 😀

  • Elise M

    Love it! Paris is the only place I’ve ever been to in Europe, back when I was in grade 11 and went for a French high school trip. 😛

    It was the best trip of my life! I went in the spring (during Easter) and it was beautiful. It was very warm and green and flowery… compared to Canada where spring comes really late and there’s still snow in April. LOL.

    I can’t wait to go back one day. Christmas there would be amazing!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Well Hello again Elise :),

      Aren’t I glad you took the time to read this post! I was just replying to your comment over at my SuperPost this week :).

      If you get the chance – you MUST go again. You’ll appreciate it even more now as an adult. We often take things for granted when we’re younger and don’t look at the details. I’m actually impressed that you recall so much of your trip from high school – WOW :). Nice.

      I’ve spent quite some time there and I still never get enough of that city. Actually I was there only a few days ago – at the exact same time I wrote this post last year. And somehow, the decorations were even more beautiful. My mouth literally dropped a few times – especially at night when everything is lit up. But it definitely wasn’t warm and green like when you saw it. More like freezing and white lol.

      I hope you get the chance to go again soon – anytime is always good. After all, it is Paris!

      Thanks again for leaving this lovely comment.
      Wishing you all the best.