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5 things to do in Paris at Christmas

After being in Paris over the Christmas period for the past 3 years, I can undoubtedly say that it is one of the best times to be in the city. Everything feels more cozy and more magical. I love a traditional French Christmas, with midnight mass and a bûche de Noël, but as a British expat the Christmas season makes me yearn for mince pies and a Christmas pudding to set on fire! Here are my favorite things to do in Paris at Christmas, with a few tips for expats!

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Paris’ best Christmas markets 2017

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas lights are twinkling along the Champs-Élysées, around the Place Vendôme and through the charming streets of Montmartre. More than at any other time of year, Paris truly is “The City of Light” at Christmas. But that’s not all. The famous Christmas markets, which are now part and parcel of the Parisian festive season, are back! Read on to find out about the best markets to visit this winter for a truly unforgettable experience.
 

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The Center of Paris, presented by Lodgis (Part 2)

The center of Paris. What is it? Where is it? Does is really exist? We’re back with the final installment our Paris, Presented by Lodgis series to tell you all you need to know about arrondissements 4, 5 and 6. From the cobbled streets of the Marais to the much-loved Latin Quarter and the iconic neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it’s hard to know where to start. Why not begin your journey by reading on?

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The Center of Paris, presented by Lodgis (Part 1)

Does Paris have a center? The answer is not really! What’s known as ”Paris intra-muros” – everything within the main péripherique, which is most of arrondissements 1-20 – is considered central by most Parisians.
 
However, if you’re new to the French capital, and keen to discover the city’s most historic neighbourhoods, then yes, perhaps there is a center to Paris. Unfortunately, this ”center” is so replete with historical sites, monuments and cultural addresses that we’ve had to split this article in two. Read on to find out about the best things to see and do in arrondissements 1-3:

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Where to play sport in Paris?

Every year, millions of people come to visit Paris to discover its museums and historic landmarks, its luxury shops and gourmet cuisine. But sometimes life in a busy cosmopolitan capital can feel stressful – the crowded exhibitions, the rich food, the metro journeys – and you need a way to let your hair down.
 
Playing sport is a great way to get physical exercise and catch a glimpse of how what real Parisians get up to in their free time. In this post we offer tips on places to play sport in the French capital for all seasons.

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Roland Garros Paris 2017

Every year, as the wind blows across the city of Paris, it carries with it the sound of rackets striking balls, the sound of feet sliding on the clay courts, the cries of linesmen’s calls and resounding rounds of applause. The long-awaited Roland Garros 2017 will take place between May 22nd (qualifying rounds) and June 11th (Men’s Final).

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The South of Paris, presented by Lodgis

The South of Paris, which contains the 13th and 14th arrondissements, is one of the lesser known parts of the French capital to visitors. But don’t let that put you off! Its beautiful parks, lively restaurants and cafes, shops, museums and famous entrance to the catacombs make it an ideal area for families, expats, businessmen…and just about anyone! Here is our short guide to the best things to see and do in the South of Paris: