For the first time since 2019, Christmas in Paris seems like it’s back to normal. There are tons of people, not as many masks, and decorations are almost everywhere you look. Romain and I are spending our first married Christmas in Paris which will be fabulous, but I also wish I could be in two places at once and back home with my family too. To inject a little extra cheer into the holiday I’ve booked tons of different Christmas activities: some new to me and others are old favorites. I can’t wait to celebrate and of course share my Christmas in Paris plan for 2022.
Romain and I jump at any opportunity we get to leave Paris for the weekend. Between Romain starting his new job and my visit to the US we’ve stuck pretty close to home this fall. When Veteran’s Day landed on a Friday we jumped at the opportunity to take a weekend trip to Normandy. This part of Normandy is truly one of my favorite areas in France. It would be a wonderful add-on to a trip to the D-Day landing beaches and memorials, Mont Saint-Michel, or both!
I truly believe more is more when it comes to the Christmas tree so I always keep my eyes out for festive ornaments. Anything French or Paris-inspired is always a must for me. Some of my favorite Christmas ornaments in Paris are at Astier de Villatte. I’ve rounded up over 40 French Christmas ornaments available online to add to your collections!
If you’ve read my blog for a while you might recognize some of the items from this list of gifts for Francophiles available online. I pick things that I really love and believe in and I know will be cherished year after year. The list is compiled throughout the year and I hope it provides a little shopping inspiration either for yourself or for a loved one!
The Left Bank needed JK Place Paris. From the moment you walk into the hotel it feels different – like you’re truly walking into a private home. And in some ways, you are. There’s so much to love from the immaculate decor and attentive service to the perfect location and well-appointed rooms.