Paris is sometimes referred to as the city of lights and I beieve it is definitely that at Christmas time. In December of 2012, I visited Paris to see the Christmas decorations. It was indeed a beautiful site as Paris always is!
I did break my rule of staying central on this trip to Paris. In December Paris can be quite chilly! It wasn't snowing but the average temperature was probably between 40 - 50° Fahrenheit. It rained a lot so I really wasn't able to use my good camera at all. I had just bought it and in all honesty had no idea how to care for it in that type of weather.
I stayed further away from the Louvre, which is where I usually try to stay when I visit Paris. It was a 15 minute walk to the metro. Being from a small town, public transportation is not my favorite to say the least. I find it difficult to navigate my way around especially in a city as large as Paris.
In spite of the fact that I did face some challenges on that trip, it was worth seeing Paris at Christmas. I did want to share my photos even though they are all taken with a cell phone. One day I would like to visit Paris during the holidays and stay somewhere near the Opera Garnier or Louvre.
I just loved the red tree at the Opera Garnier!
The Champs Elysees was very beautiful even in the rain!
Happy holidays to all of you! Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care my friends!