By Jackie Celestin-André

I wanted to take a moment to share the magic that is Paris during the holiday period with all of you. It is truly beauty and light and magic.

The Christmas lighting of the Champs Élysées, the most famous avenue in Paris, officially starts off the holiday season. The Champs Élysées connects the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, a 2 km distance that houses gardens, museums and shops in between. It’s a must to do when visiting Paris.

And every Christmas the Champs Élysées is lit for the holidays. Take a look.

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La Grande Roue, Place de la Concorde

It doesn’t stop at the Champs! The City of Lights knows how to dress up for the Holiday! Here’s a sample




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Lights above Printemps (department store)



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Window dressing : Printemps and Burberry



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Chatelet Les Halles (shopping center)



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Upside down Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette




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Herve Châtelain, my favorite florist in Paris.



Hope you all had joyous and happy holidays.

Jackie Celestin-André is a Brooklyn born beauty, fashion and healthy living aficionado, with a penchant for wines and French foods (including anything chocolate and pastries), currently living in Paris, France. She is a marketing and diversity professional working for the global leader in beauty, and writing about beauty brands, events, and French beauty makers. Her goal is to bring readers a little closer to Paris without their ever leaving the USA.