The enchanting ambiance of the winter illuminations show in Paris!

Winter in Paris is not just cold and gloomy; it is also the season when the City of Light adorns itself with a thousand lights to offer visitors an enchanting show. Join us as we explore the must-see places where Christmas illuminations and light shows transform the capital into a real-life fairytale. 

The enchanting ambiance of the winter illuminations show in Paris! ©The enchanting ambiance of the winter illuminations show in Paris!

“Lumière en seine” at the domaine de Saint-Cloud: 
The third edition of this magical event will begin on November 17, 2023. It has been a must-attend event for winter evenings for the past two years, and this time it comes with a completely new layout. You can enjoy a night-time walk of over two kilometres, decorated with illuminated paintings, sculptures, and other works of art, which will immerse you, your family, or friends in the magic of the festive season. To complete this unforgettable sensory spectacle, both young and old can indulge in the warm and comforting atmosphere of the food court, where they can enjoy hot drinks, sweet and savoury delights. 

“Jungle en voie d’illumination” at the parc floral de Vincennes:
For the fifth edition of its "En voie d'illumination" festival, and after exploring endangered species, oceans, evolution of life, and tiny animals, the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle now invites you to discover the incredible biodiversity of tropical rainforests around the world. The exhibition will be open until January 21st and it is a combination of magic, natural history, and awareness-raising about the importance of protecting this unique heritage. The itinerary is richly varied and features a range of characteristic, spectacular, and unusual species such as fearsome felines, astonishing frogs, giant flowers, and other marvels. 

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“L’Art dans la Nature” by Dali at la Villette:
"Art in Nature" is an innovative illuminated experience that merges art and technology. It offers a sensory journey that takes visitors into the surreal world of the famous Spanish artist, Salvador Dalí. This unique opportunity allows you to admire the sculptures of this artistic genius, combined with an interactive light show that has already been enjoyed by over 1,500,000 spectators. The event will run until January 20th. 

“Dragon et Lanternes” at the jardin d’Acclimatation:
The Lantern Festival, which is usually held in Shanghai's famous "Shanghai Yuyuan" garden, is now being celebrated outside of China for the first time. The festival will be held exclusively at the Jardin d'Acclimatation until February 25th. This magical night-time stroll will take visitors on a journey through the legendary world of Shanhaijing, which is a great classic of Chinese literature. Visitors will be enchanted by over a thousand lanterns, each scene featuring dragons, phantasmagorical creatures, characters, and radiant colors. Additionally, there will be Chinese craft workshops, authentic Asian cuisine, folk dancing and singing, and martial arts demonstrations. 

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 « Lumières Sauvages » at Thoiry:
The Gardens of Thoiry have become a popular attraction during winter, offering an enchanting spectacle until March 10th. As night falls, visitors are invited to embark on a magical journey to explore the great continents and their ecosystems.
This year, the spotlight is on Asia, with everything from an impressive 8-meter high temple to a giant Buddha and the lush beauty of the Asian jungle. The exhibition then takes visitors to Mongolia to discover its people, wildlife, and iconic yurts. Next, visitors will explore the Arctic zone, where they can see polar foxes, baby seals, polar bears, and many other species. Throughout the perfectly orchestrated scenography, visitors will encounter new animals and imaginary creatures. 

In the streets of Paris:
To make your stay even more memorable, we recommend exploring the iconic streets of Paris during this magical season. The Boulevard Haussmann is adorned with refined decorations, the department store windows are creatively decorated, the grand Christmas tree in the galleries sparkles with a thousand lights, and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées transforms into a majestic avenue of dazzling lights. 


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