Paris is indubitably a complete treat for all types of visitors and tourists and that are flock in this enchanting city of lights in every season. The best season to visit Paris is no doubt fall and spring but you can also make most of winter season. That’s because during winter season fewer tourist clouds appear in this city, weather is mild with little snow, and hotels offer discount packages. In short you can call winter season an “off season”. Following are the tips that you can use to visit Paris in winter season.
Accommodation in Paris in Winter
Try to find all the best available lodging and airfare options beforehand your Parisian tour and go for the one those rates you can cheerfully afford. Negotiate with your selected hotel(s) if necessary and ask them if they can provide you any discount or other favor. You can use powerful bargaining because in this off season hotels need travelers like you, whereas you have lots of other hotels on your list. Since it is bit tougher to move around any place in cold season, to overcome this problem try to stay at any hotel that is centrally located so that you can move around easily.
Tip: The Grand Hotel L’Eveque that is located close to the Eiffel tower is a good choice that offers reasonable accommodation. You may also go for the Four Seasons Hotel George V on Champs d’Elysees.
Sightseeing in Paris in Winter
While visiting Paris in winter, you can take big advantage of exploring various world-famous and unique tourist destinations that usually remain over flooded with a heavy stream of tourists in normal days. Some of these matchless sites are the Louvre, Chateau de Versailles etc.
Tip: Try to explore famous landmarks early on a day because usually many of these get closed early in winter than in summer season.
Ice skating is another great adventure and thing to do in Paris during winter season. You can also catch a magnificent view of Paris from vintage point while skating. To accomplish this try to visit Paris anytime December to January.
Eating in Paris in Winter
Enjoying various traditional and French born foods Christmas is a perfect time to enjoy tour to Paris in winter. The special foods include the tradition soiree of crayfishes, lobster, truffles, oysters, and Foie gras etc. French patisserie and galette des rois-delicious puff pastries with different fillings are also French born. All these foods are the specialty of the month of a winter season January.
Events in Paris in Winter
Two extravagant and enchanting events are take place during winter season in Paris and these two are especially designed for book worms and wine freaks. These events take place in February. The one that is for book collectors is the Bibliophile Fair. The other one that is for wine freaks is the Great Wines Fair.
Shopping in Paris in Winter
The best time to make some good and money saving purchases even from the expensive shops of Paris is after the Christmas and starting of the New Year holidays.
In the long and short, winter season is the best time to enjoy Parisian tour with lots of comfort and discounts. Paris in winter is open for you if you are a budget traveler.