Swirls of light, lively shop window displays, Christmas markets, and more… Paris welcomes you in December to enjoy a lively and welcoming ambiance. Fill your Santa sack, stroll through the beautiful, illuminated streets and discover a thousand surprises very close to the Hotel Albe Saint-Michel.
Christmas shopping in Paris
Situated in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hôtel Albe Saint-Michel is ideally located for a complete immersion in the magic of Christmas. A three-minute walk away is the Square Viviani, home to one of the most charming Parisian Christmas markets. In the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral and presided over by the oldest tree in the capital are quaint wooden chalets from which creators and artisans offer their wares. Santa Claus strolls through the aisles and lights up the eyes of the little ones. Of course, the whole neighbourhood is also great for shopping. Booksellers, art galleries and fashion boutiques line the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
A true institution, the Paris Christmas illuminations continue to reinvent themselves year after year. Now less energy-intensive, they still take over the squares, avenues and monuments to create a festive atmosphere. You can head to the Champs-Elysées district and wander along the famous avenue before discovering the wonders of the Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Linger in the Place Vendôme, where the magnificent architectural symmetry is echoed in the rows of decorated fir trees. Finally, push on to the Jardin des Plantes to lose yourself in the dreamlike Jungle in the Process of Illumination light installation trail... And don’t forget to take a tour of the department stores, including the Bon Marché, a 20-minute walk from the Hotel Albe Saint-Michel, to admire the lively window display scenes.
Immerse yourself in the magic of the end-of-year celebrations in the heart of Paris during your stay at the Hôtel Albe Saint-Michel. Shopping, walks, Christmas markets… It all creates unforgettable memories.
Hotel Albe Saint Michel, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Michel district