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The Champs-Élysées Becomes a Christmas Village

The strangely warm December weather might not be helping you get in the holiday spirit. An easy fix to this problem? Paris!

The Champs-Élysées in Paris has gone under its yearly transformation from a boulevard into a winter wonderland Christmas village. Wooden chalets line the streets where vendors sell delicious soup, pastries, mulled wine and other delicious, warm foods as well as artisanal gifts. It’s the perfect place to buy Christmas presents and decorations. The buildings and trees lining the Champs-Élysées are decked out in Christmas lights and at the Place de Concorde a glittering ferris wheel stands, so you can take a ride for a gorgeous view of the city.

The Christmas market tradition originally started in Germany and the Alsace, but now they pop up all over Europe during the Christmas season. Basically, from November onward Paris becomes a Christmas fairy tale, and the holiday spirit is infectious.

Can’t manage a trip to Paris? Get a glimpse of the beautiful Christmas market in this video:


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