The gentle flow of autumn into winter reminds us that Christmas is not so far away. With this in mind the Hotel Bersolys Saint-Germain presents our exclusive offer, Paris This Fall, a package representing superb value. Why not make your trip to Paris a family occasion for Christmas? Or how about inviting a group of friends along to celebrate this special time of year?
Our offer makes these attractive prospects even more appealing. Book a comfortable and spacious family room, capable of accommodating up to four or five people, for the special price of 250 euros per night, including breakfast. This way you’ll have somewhere welcoming, peaceful and cosy to relax after a busy day enjoying the city and its magical Christmas ambience. We invite you to sample the Parisian seasonal delights via our best rates on our official website.
A Parisian Christmas at the Hotel Bersolys Saint-Germain
A Parisian Christmas is ideal for spending time with family or friends as there’s plenty of activities and experiences to share. The Champs Elysées Christmas illuminations are famed throughout the world, and rightly so. Each year seems to be lovelier than the last. For 2014 the two hundred plane trees that line the avenue will be decorated with light rings and twinkling lights that will burst into brilliant life in a ceremony on November 21st. Then see how spectacular it looks from the vantage point of the Big Wheel on the Place de la Concorde.
The Champs Elysées is also the location for a Christmas market that attracts millions of visitors each year and where you can buy all manner of festive delights and unusual gifts. Another excellent festive market close to the Hotel Bersolys Saint-Germain is Santa’s Village at Place Saint-Germain des Pres, where from December 6th to January 2nd you can find art and craft items, along with local speciality produce and gastronomic treats to grace your Christmas dinner table.
If you feel like exercising off a few of those Yuletide calories, then plenty of family fun can be found within the magnificent Grand Palais. Beneath the vaulted glass roof the largest ice rink ever created in France awaits your skates. DJs and light shows add to the fun at weekends.
The churches of Paris are well noted for their lovely and touching nativity scenes. Perhaps the most popular is that presented at Notre Dame Cathedral, which draws as many as two million visitors each year. The design changes each year but is always stunningly beautiful and deeply moving.
Naturally, you will wish to take a seasonal shopping trip while in the shopping capital of the world, if only to find inspiration for some gift ideas. Take a stroll along the Boulevard Haussmann and enjoy the spectacular store window displays at Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, created with the help of renowned designers. You will be amazed.
Whatever you choose to do during the festive season in Paris, the experience will be that much more pleasurable if it’s shared with your loved ones.
• Musée d’Orsay (Orsay museum), 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 40 49 48 14
Metro : Solferino station or Assemblée Nationale station, line 12
• Musée du Louvre (Louvre museum), 99 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1
Tel. 0033 (0)1 40 20 53 17
Metro : Louvre Rivoli station, line 1 – Palais Royal Musée du Louvre station, lines 1 and 7
• Christmas market at St-Germain des Prés : from december 6, 2014 to january 2, 2015
Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris 6e
Metro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés station, line 4
• Christmas market at Trocadéro: from december 13, 2014 to january 7, 2015
Trocadero Garden, Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16e
Metro : Trocadéro station, lines 6 and 9
RER C : Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel
• Christmas market at Champs Elysées: from december 15, 2014 to january 5, 2015
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8e
From Rond-point des Champs-Elysées to Place de la Concorde
Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt station, lines 1 and 9 - Concorde station, lines 1, 8 and 12
• Department store Galeries Lafayette : 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e
Metro : Chaussée d'Antin Lafayette station, lines 7 and 9
• Department store Printemps : 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e
Metro Havre Caumartin station, lines 3 and 9
• Department store Le Bon Marché: 24 Rue de Sèvres, Paris 7e
Tel. 0033 (0)1 01 44 39 80 00
• Paris Big Wheel
Place de La Concorde
Picture 'The Big Wheel on the Place de la Concorde' copyright holder : Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Daniel Thierry
Hotel Bersolys Saint-Germain, a charming hotel of yesteryear located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on Paris’ Left Bank.