Here our tips for fully enjoying last month of the year in Paris!

The Christmas Markets

Craving roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, hand crafted christmas gifts, lights and decorations? Head to one Paris’ infamous Christmas Markets this month! Paris is famous for celebrating the Christmas spirit with it’s beautiful Christmas Markets that pop up all over the city during late November through until the end of December. ÉCU has selected some of our favourites,

  • ★  “The Magic of Christmas” at the Louvre / Tuileries Gardens​ (​November 24-January 6, 2019)
  • ★  “The Christmas Village” at La Defense (​November 21-December 29, 2018)
  • ★  Parc du Champs de Mars under the Eiffel Tower (​December 15, 2018 -January 6,2019)
  • ★  St Germain des Près Christmas Market (December 1- January 1, 2019)
  • ★  Christmas Market at Notre Dame Cathedral (December 14-23, 2018)


★ POP UP Christmas Market: Nordic Christmas Market at La REcyclerie (83 Boulevard Ornano, 18th arr) – Dec 15, 2018. La REcyclerie, a converted old train station on the outskirts of Paris is hosting a Nordic-themed christmas market, with a selection ofdesigner craft market items and tasting and sale of handicrafts​ from countries such as N​orway, Iceland, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. T​he canteen-bar is an eco-friendly space where you can enjoy a nice fruit juice beer surrounded by exotic plants and a bustling atmosphere


Keep warm during the cold evenings of December by popping into to the Latin quarter to the Filmotheque Francais to see some old black and white French or international films! This December you can watch Audrey Hepburn against the backdrop of iconic Parisian locations in the wonderful “Funny Face” (1957, Donen), and catch the retrospectives on masters such as Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone and Ingmar Bergman.


Dave Heath, L’Exposition de Photographie Contemporain, « Dialogues with Solitudes » à Le Bal (Septembre 14 – Décembre 23, 2018)

Le Bal is an exhibition space, cafe and photobook store in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris that shows photography, film and video. ​Dave Heath’s photography depicts American street scenes in Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York, expressing the sense of alienation and isolation inherent to modern society in a radical manner, whilst his form oscillates between documentary and experimental. Enjoy a meal or coffee in the Le Bal cafe next to the exhibition space, as well as a browse at the many books in the photobook store!

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