Winter events in Paris

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Winter in Paris (image courtesy of BerrY)

The Best Winter Events in Paris

Trips to Paris aren’t just for the summer! In fact, no matter what time of year you visit there’s always an interesting event to enjoy, and the cold winter months are no exception. Here’s our guide to the best winter events in Paris for you to experience.

Salon Nautique International de Paris

Chilly December may seem an unlikely time to hold an international boat show, but hey, the Parisians do as they please. All kinds of boat enthusiasts are welcome at the Salon Nautique, where the latest and most luxurious models of boats will be unveiled, in addition to educating attendees on environmentally-conscious boating and introducing them to the most intriguing new destinations. Even young boaters are welcomed at the show, and workshops will take place to introduce them to the exciting world of watersports.

Salon Nautique (image courtesy of Bertrand Duperrin)

New Years’ Day Parade

Blow away the cobwebs of your new years’ eve hangover by heading up to Montmartre for the new years’ day parade, a colourfully riotous affair featuring a procession of jugglers, clowns and plenty of music! Once the event is over, head back into the city to continue the celebrations – because why not?

New Year’s on the Champs Elysee (image courtesy of StevenErat)

Winter Sales (January/February)

Credit cards at the ready, because Paris’ winter sales are looming – and they’re always worth the trip. From the designer boutiques to the enormous department stores, there are bargains to be found all over the city, but if you want to pick up the very best deals wait until the final week of the sales when the final reductions will be made.

Sales in Paris (image courtesy of Bev Sykes)

Fashion Week

Paris doesn’t let its fashionable reputation slide during the winter. The January Paris fashion week is where you can see the hottest trends for the summer on show, get plenty of inspiration, and maybe even pick up a few samples if you’re feeling flush. It’ll also make the perfect accompaniment to a Parisian shopping trip, and don’t be afraid to schmooze your way into as many after-parties as possible.

Paris Fashion Week – behind the scenes (image courtesy of Tres Bien)

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One Response to “Winter events in Paris”

  1. Nico 03/12/2012 2:50 am
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    The New Years Day Parade in Paris is a lot of fun. i went once a couple of years ago and had a whale of a time.

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