Everything you need to do in Paris in December

To Do List Decembre

As Christmas and the end-of-year celebrations approach, Paris is transformed into a magical whirlwind full of light and magic. A tour of the coolest activities of this month of December.

Treat yourself to a Table with a view in a Palace

In the heart of the 16th arrondissement, the Shangri-La Paris offers the ultimate in elegance and refinement . For the end-of-year celebrations, the Palace offers you the exclusive experience of a gourmet dinner in a private suite . Everything is there: the Table with a view of the Eiffel Tower and the menu signed by Chef Christophe Moret with the gourmet touch of Pastry Chef Maxence Barbot . In other words, the new definition of a dream lunch or dinner.

The Discovery menu (€280 per person) consists of seasonal amuse-bouche , Sashimi of eagle bass, golden scallops with cauliflower and caviar , then Beef tournedos , charlotte potatoes and truffle sauce with, in dessert, the delicious exotic coconut or the famous Maxence Barbot chocolate profiterole . We go up a notch in the luxury experience with the Tasting menu and its food and wine pairings (€480 per person) served by a dedicated butler . So classy!

In order to make the experience even more unforgettable (yes, yes it's possible), we add the follies with high-end options: a floral composition of our choice, customizable balloon bouquets and even a violinist or a photographer .

Shangri-La Paris 10 avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16th. At lunch and dinner from Monday November 14 to Tuesday December 20, 2022, and from Monday January 2 to Saturday April 8, 2023 (subject to availability and except Tuesday February 14, 2023). Reservations by email with your dedicated Chloé Achour contact: chloe.achour@shangri-la.com .

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Brighten up your month of December

The magical course of the National Domain of Saint Cloud is back with a second edition even more beautiful , even more magical , even more brilliant . Although this year the organizers have made a point of drastically reducing their energy impact , the spectacle is nonetheless breathtaking .

The gardens and sculptures are dressed in light to charm visitors through various artistic creations. “ Mystical forest ”, “ celestial curtains ”, “ burning pools ” or even “ magical galaxy ”, this nocturnal walk is full of promises, surprises and enchantment. A walk to be carried out as a couple , with family or friends to celebrate these end-of-year celebrations.

Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, entry and exit via the Clémenceau gate on the Pont de Saint-Cloud side, from November 18 to January 8, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., price €20, €22 on Sundays and school holidays, online reservations

Taste the fashion

Fashionistas and inveterate foodies will not believe their eyes! It's the unexpected gourmet idea: an ephemeral pastry shop in the Marais imagined by 24S , the Bon Marché eshop , around the most bankable fashion pieces of the moment. We no longer know where to turn between Fendi 's First bag with pistachio and brown meringue mousse , Courrèges ' Reissue vinyl skirt with almond crunch and lemon mousse or Balmain 's six-button jacket with raspberry financier and cheesecake (all creations are priced at €8).

These couture delicacies materialized in the form of our favorite fashion pieces worthy of Carrie Bradshaw 's dressing room are signed Tal Spiegel , the pastry chef designer at the head of Desserted in Paris , who knew how to chicly unite the worlds of fashion and pastry. .

The seven creations will be discovered on site but also online on 24S , in order to allow customers to extend this immersive experience to their homes.

La Pâtisserie 24s by Tal Spiegel , from December 7 to 14, 48 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris 4th district open every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Have a good laugh at the Opéra Comique

After the success of the American film by Roger Corman in 1960, followed by the off -Broadway musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken , La Petite Boutique des Horreurs returns to the spotlight with a brilliant and completely crazy staging imagined by the genius duo Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters , at the Comédie-Française since 2008).

The synopsis for family fun (for children from 12 years old )? A vegetable plant that becomes carnivorous threatens to invade the theater! Unexpected twists and turns , each more amusing and horrifying than the next, all set against the sublime backdrop of the Salle Favart of the Théâtre National de l'Opéra Comique .

La Petite Boutique des Horreurs from December 10 to 25 at the National Theater of the Opéra Comique , 1 place Boieldieu, Paris 2nd, online reservations , prices between 6 and 115 €

Stroll around the Tuileries Christmas market

It was in 2018 that the famous Christmas market left the Champs-Élysées to settle in the Jardin des Tuileries . All the magic of the end-of-year celebrations operates in this mini village where Santa Claus strolls between the stands, to the delight of the little ones.

In a mood where we find the carnival atmosphere and the attractions that go with it, the older ones will also find their account: the stands where to pick up superb gift ideas stretch as far as the eye can see! Just to take a break between the ice rink and the magical attractions , the gourmet market is full of sweet and savory nuggets , as well as super good products made in France , to put under the tree or to taste on site for the most impatient . s.

Tuileries Christmas Market at the Jardin des Tuileries , Paris 1er, from November 19 to January 8, open daily from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., closing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays December 24 and 31

Trust the Artcurial Jewelery online sale

This is the occasion to shine bright like a diamond for this end of the year. The jewelry department of the famous Artcurial auction house offers a Belgian collection of 161 lots signed Bulgari , Cartier , Chaumet , Chopard , Christofle , Dinh Van , Fred or even Hermes.

Charms, pendants, medallions, numerous bracelets, necklaces and long necklaces, a few bodice clips including a Hermès brand , various rings set with diamonds , gemstones or gemstone cabochons, this ultra-chic line entitled La vie d'une elegant will make us shine with a thousand lights until the end of this month of December.

We fell in love with the sublime Pomellato bracelet in 18k yellow gold and white gold with twisted coffee bean links (estimate between €1,800 and €2,000) and for the two flexible Chopard rings in 18k yellow gold or steel with paisley motifs (estimate between 700 and 800 €).

Online auction from December 8 to 15


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