In winter, Paris the City of Light becomes calm and serene. The longer nights allow us to better appreciate the illuminated buildings, and animations and places take place to warm up the cold days. Here are three good reasons to visit Paris in winter.
Immerse yourself in a cultural melting pot
Winter period is often the best time to visit emblematic museums such as the Musée du Louvre or Musée d’Orsay and enjoy the exhibitions without being rushed, or to discover a confidential or unusual place, such as the studio-museums of Musée Delacroix, Brancusi or Bourdelle.
Among the hundred or so theaters in the capital, many Parisian theaters schedule performances in the afternoon (Opéra de Paris, théâtre Edouard VII, Odéon theaters). The Philharmonie de Paris and the Maison de la Radio have an all-day program, including weekends.
Discover comforting and ephemeral places
If you’re in the mood for a change of scenery and comfort food, head to one of the high-altitude chalets that have sprung up everywhere.
Fouquet’s Barrière welcomes you in a fairy-tale decor with polar notes and champagne bubbles. The ski gondolas of the ephemeral terrace of the Fabrique à Toga, await you to taste mountain dishes. Winter chalets, Christmas trees and cocktails await you on the rooftop of the Perchoir Porte de Versailles until spring.
And not far from Quartier Libre, the rooftop of the Terrass Hotel Montmartre with its magnificent view of Paris, has been put on winter time: fir trees, (fake) animal skins, vintage skis and sledges, warm wine and cider, cozy blankets and raclette.
Enjoy your apartment at QUARTIER LIBRE****
Because winter is also about enjoying the warmth of your own home, we have designed cozy apartments to make you feel at home and watch the snow or rain fall with a cup of hot tea or a Nespresso coffee, after a hot shower in your marble bathroom.
The grey and cold weather is the perfect excuse to sleep in and lounge around in your pajamas, watch your favorite series on your connected TV from the comfort of your couch or read in your Queen-size bed.
Take some time for yourself at QUARTIER LIBRE****!