Paris! In December…

As most of you know I’m ramping up to go on a super-long vacation in December.  As the main and longest part of my trip will be to India, I’ve decided to have a 4 day stop over in Paris.  I’ve never been to France, although going to the Louvre, and seeing the Eiffel tower is definitely something I’ve wanted to do.  Originally I planned my trip for December due to holidays, down time at work, and the fact that I wouldn’t die of heat stroke while visiting India, and it never occurred to me that visiting Paris at this time wouldn’t be ideal.

Here are  few interesting facts about visiting Paris in December:

  • Busy, but pretty with lights:    According to one website, “Trees up and down the Champs-Elysées are strung with garlands of shimmering light, and many other places around the city are decorated in the same festive spirit. An ice-skating rink is set up on the plaza outside of Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall).  Take your time exploring museums, sipping cinnamon-infused hot wine, or attending a special holiday concert. Have a real retreat from the holiday madness back home and try taking Paris in frame by frame, like a painter would..”Like a painter?  I suppose it’s all well and good, as long as they don’t run out of crepes or nutella, in which case I’ll go postal on them..
  • Average TemperaturesMin = Average of 3 degrees C
    Max = Average of 7 degrees C

    Holy crap is it cold!  I mean maybe not blizzards, but I really think Toronto is warmer at this time, or at least it has been the last few years. I was hoping to travel light, looks like I’ll have to pack at least one thick jacket!  I’m really glad I checked this.

In any case, temperature, and jolly festivals aside, I still think it will be a great time to visit Paris, I’m really looking forward to doing some great low light night photography, now all I have to do is find a decent priced hotel!

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  1. Milena says:

    You will love Paris in winter – the Christmas lights alone will be amazing… And 3-5 degrees – not so bad – just enough for no ice or snow!

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