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What to do in Paris when it’s really cold?

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As temperatures plummet and winter sets in in the French capital, Paris continues to reveal its unique and timeless charm. While the cold may discourage some, the City of Lights transforms into a living scene where lights sparkle and activities abound. In this article, let's dive into the winter atmosphere of Paris and discover the unmissable activities that warm the heart and brighten up the coldest days.

Enjoy a hot chocolate

What's better than warming up with some good hot chocolate? Whether it is creamy, smooth, velvety, more or less cocoa-like, there is something for everyone since each house works with it in a different way. In Paris, there are plenty of good places to enjoy it… Here are our favorite spots for a little moment of sweetness warm!

Enjoy a high-end Tea Time

At snack time, our English neighbors treat themselves to a gourmet break around tea and some sweet treats... We have selected our best Parisian addresses for you to enjoy a Very classy Tea Time ! And for those who prefer to stay warm and chill on their sofa, here is our top of the most delicious teas to cocoon peacefully at home.

Enjoy a spectacular exhibition

Paris, an exciting metropolis, harmoniously fuses art, fashion, music, gastronomy and many other captivating facets. This dynamic city continues to grow with the constant presentation of new exhibitions in its countless museums. For the month of January, here is a selection of exhibitions not to be missed, offering a rich and varied overview of the Parisian art scene.

Discover the covered passages

Parisian covered passages, a legacy of the 19th century, are little hidden wonders. Decorated with mosaics and ironwork, these galleries offer a charming escape from the cold. Boutiques, cafes and antique shops create an intimate and retro atmosphere. Among the most famous are the Passage des Panoramas, the Passage Jouffroy and the Passage des Princes, each transporting visitors to the Paris of a bygone era.

Shop the sales at Galeries Lafayette

For total immersion in the winter sales, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is positioned as the essential address. Spread over 7 floors, they concentrate the fashion elite. All the most remarkable pieces from the current collections are within reach!

Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Pamper yourself in a chic spa

Paris is full of luxury hotels and cocooning spas. The cold is the perfect opportunity to spend a special moment alone or even as a couple. You can offer and introduce your partner, a friend or even your mother to a unique universe. Share an ideal relaxing break. Paris Select has selected spas for you to warm up

Enjoy a raclette or fondue with friends

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In the heart of the Marais, Pain Vin Fromages invites you to taste your favorite dishes from tasty cuisine made with fresh produce. From roast Camembert to plates of charcuterie, from Savoyard fondue to the master cheese maker's plate, the menu will delight your taste buds. To complete your experience, discover our wine list, carefully selected by our oenologist!

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