As the year draws to a close Paris continues to offer events that are both surprising and exciting. Between the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, the Grande Parade on the Champs Élysées and the magic of Christmas markets, the City of Light throws wide her arms to offer a convivial welcome in the purest Christmas tradition.

The National Exhibition of Fine Arts

Scheduled to run from December 8th to 11th, 2016 in the exhibition space of the Carrousel du Louvre, the new edition of the Exposition Nationale des Beaux-Arts offers more than 600 national and international artists. With a history stretching back nearly three centuries, this is a prestigious show that is highly regarded in the global art community. Major works in painting, sculpture, photography and other artistic disciplines are on display and the event offers the ideal way of getting up to speed with the latest developments in art.

The Grande Parade

A multinational event to celebrate the New Year in the heart of Paris, the Grande Parade has become a huge hit with the public since its inception. Come and welcome 2017 on the Champs Élysées this January 1st to the accompaniment of brass bands. Joyously colourful carnival floats, historic vehicles, clowns, street performers and dancing cheer leaders; it’s all here in spectacular profusion. Exuberant joie de vivre, Paris-style! at the Saint-Jacques Hotel 

Christmas Markets

The Christmas period is a time of magic and light, and no city in the world does it better than Paris! The city’s Christmas markets are a case in point, springing up throughout the city from November 11th, 2016 to January 7th, 2017 with attractions that will delight both children and adults, thanks to the various rides and entertainment on offer. The capital becomes even more of a City of Light than usual, bursting with rejoicing and conviviality during the holiday season.




Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a romantic hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter