Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday Season!

On a recent wintery Saturday, my sister Lisa and I enjoyed a brisk 4-mile walk from the Eiffel Tower, along the Seine, to our destination, 25 Place Dauphine to put up some Christmas decorations. It was one of the coldest days of this holiday season, but we took off some of the winter chill by stopping along the way at one of my favorite crepe stands, for a bite and some mulled wine. ... Read More

Our Team Share Their Favorite Festive Activities

Our Team Share Their Favorite Festive Activities

“Paris is always a good idea” – said Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. This, we know. However, it’s magnificent in winter. There are trees draped in fairy lights, pretty festive markets, and a Christmas ambiance like no other city. Even better, many things are actually open on Christmas Day. Starting in early December the main shopping streets – and pretty much all of the stores – start putting up their Christmas decorations, giving Paris a glitzy makeover. ... Read More

Joyeuses Fêtes from Paris Perfect!

Joyeuses Fêtes from Paris Perfect!

Happy holidays from Paris Perfect! We love the holiday time in Paris – when the City of Light truly sparkles. The holiday season is the most magical time of year, with enchanting Christmas markets, twinkling lights and festive charm. All the beauty of Christmas in Paris has been captured in this gorgeous video by our friend David C. Phillips. Enjoy being transported to Paris this holiday season! ... Read More

How to Have a Festive French Holiday Feast!

How to Have a Festive French Holiday Feast!

The French have some wonderful food traditions when it comes to the end-of-year holidays! If you have an affinity for all things French, then why not incorporate some of these traditions into your own holiday table this year? From pre-dinner drinks to dessert, keep reading to find out how to throw an amazing holiday party—the French way! ... Read More

The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

Every single year during the holiday season, the best pastry chefs all around Paris reveal their much-anticipated Bûches de Noël, or yule logs. This year, there are some truly magnificent bûches to choose from, from Angelina’s White Peacock to Foucade’s gluten-free version. Any of these would make for a stunning centerpiece to your holiday dessert table! ... Read More

The 2016 Holiday Window Displays Have Arrived!

The 2016 Holiday Window Displays Have Arrived!

One of the best parts of spending the holiday season in Paris are the festive decorations all throughout the city, and that includes department store window displays. Sparkling, animated and magical, they bring out the inner child in everybody: You can’t help but smile! Here’s a look at some of the best windows of 2016! ... Read More

Paris is Feeling the Holiday Spirit – And So Are We!

Paris is Feeling the Holiday Spirit – And So Are We!

This year, more than ever, we’re filled with the Christmas Spirit. Seeing the sparkling lights, decorations and seasonal foods along the streets only adds to that warm feeling in our hearts. Today we’re sharing a video that beautifully captures the spirit of Paris at Christmastime – a time for family, traditions, love and reflection. Happy Holidays everyone! ... Read More

Forget Fruitcake! Try This Delicious Pain d’Épices for the Holidays!

Forget Fruitcake! Try This Delicious Pain d’Épices for the Holidays!

Pain d’épices is a beloved French sweet bread filled with cinnamon, cloves and other warming spices. Although it is enjoyed year-round in France, it undoubtedly adds an air – and aroma – of festivity to the holiday season. This recipe also includes an orange-zest cream cheese spread, making for a heavenly snack that’s sure to impress all your friends and family! ... Read More

4 Parisian Drinks to Warm You Up This Winter

4 Parisian Drinks to Warm You Up This Winter

On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing better than warming up with a mug of your favorite hot beverage. In Paris, ordinary drinks like hot chocolate and tea have an exceptional gourmet quality, especially around the holidays. Click through to see our favorite festive beverages, some tips on making them yourself and where to find them in Paris! ... Read More

5 Reasons to Visit Paris During the Holidays

5 Reasons to Visit Paris During the Holidays

With so much to see and do during this festive season in Paris, it’s no surprise that the City of Light is one of the most breathtaking spots to visit during the holidays. Come early for holiday shopping or plan a magical Christmas in Paris. From shopping to skating, here are five reasons you’ll love visiting Paris during the holidays! ... Read More

It’s Starting to Smell A lot Like Christmas!

It’s Starting to Smell A lot Like Christmas!

The perfect scent brings back the very best memories … and I’ve been in search for the best candles and diffusers that remind me of the douglas fir Christmas trees and holidays as a young girl. Success … I found the perfect Christmas candles! ... Read More

Christmas Shopping at Galeries Lafayette & Printemps in Paris

Christmas Shopping at Galeries Lafayette & Printemps in Paris

No department store does Christmas quite like Galeries Lafayette in Paris, with its incredible lace lighting and dazzling decorations. But, the store is definitely facing competition this year from the incredible windows of the Printemps store next door. ... Read More

Restaurants Open in Paris for Christmas and New Year Dining

Restaurants Open in Paris for Christmas and New Year Dining

If you’re looking for a truly spectacular meal for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, then be sure to give one of Paris’ best restaurants a call to reserve your table. ... Read More

Stuffing for the Christmas Turkey

Stuffing for the Christmas Turkey

Ingredients 500g sausage meat 100g speck 100g chestnuts 100g cubed apple or cranberries (halved) or both Steps Mix the ingredients together Put in serving dish in the oven until cooked through (time will depend on whether you have potatoes in the oven).  Alternatively form into little balls of stuffing and place around the ham while ... Read More

Nerissa’s Christmas Traditions & Recipes

Nerissa’s Christmas Traditions & Recipes

Our Reservations Manager, Nerissa, shares some wonderful traditions and recipes that were influenced by her Dutch upbringing and her time spent living in London with her family. ... Read More

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