Festive breaks to Paris
CREATE YOUR OWN PARISIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET BREAK
Aptly named the City of Light, visit Paris in the winter to see it irradiating with all manner of festive illuminations. The romantic French capital turns into a picture perfect winter wonderland with markets, amazing decorations and charming traditional displays.
Our 4 routes from the UK to Europe make accessing Paris incredibly easy and affordable. Plus, there’s no luggage restrictions, so you can bring back as much as you like.
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Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.
Marchés de noël
Paris’ Christmas markets are unrivalled for their magical beauty. Champs-Ely perhaps hosts the most notable festive market. 200 authentic wooden houses stretch up the entirety of the street, from the ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde, to the dazzling Arc de Triomphe. For a smaller market, visit Notre Dame. A glorious tree stands at the foot of the cathedral, with stalls in the surrounding area.
Relax and unwind on your crossing in the Premium Lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks. To make your crossing even smoother, Priority Boarding allows you to be one of the first to board and disembark. Premium Lounge is only available on selected crossings. Please check before travelling.
Food to try
Comfort food is a staple during the holiday season, and Paris Christmas markets do not disappoint. French onion soup will warm you to the core, as will Aligot (mashed potatoes with garlic and cheese) and Raclette (more potato and cheese combinations). There’s also fancier options, such as salmon sandwiches and even champagne.
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