Christmas in Paris: The Champs Elysées & Arc de Triomphe

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2 hours

from 44.90€

Flexible cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change, which is why we are happy to offer a full refund with no questions asked, up to 24 hours before your tour departure time.

Within 24 hours we’ve already started preparing for your tour and can’t easily fill your slot, so we won’t be able to provide a refund after that point.



Glittering lights on the Champs Elysées, shining store fronts and mouth watering macarons. Marvel at the City of Lights from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Experience Christmas the Parisian way! See the sparkling lights on the Champs Elysées – one of the most recognizable avenues in the world. Stroll past the dazzling storefronts, enjoy delicate macarons from Ladurée (our treat!) and climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for spectacular views over the dazzling lights of Paris at Christmas.

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

305€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world Save time with our pre-reserved entrances Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

44.90€

Price for 1 adult

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

305€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world Save time with our pre-reserved entrances Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

44.90€

Price for 1 adult

Highlights

  • Learn about French Christmas traditions and festivities from a local Parisian.
  • See the beautiful Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées.
  • Window shop at some of the most famous boutiques in Paris.
  • Enjoy macarons from the celebrated patissier Laduree.
  • Admire the spectacular views from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Tour Description

Join an expert local guide and discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. We take you to the Champs Elysées, lit up every year to celebrate the holiday season. The switching on of the Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées signals to everyone in France that the holiday season has begun, and it’s here that Parisians gather on 31 December to see in the New Year.

A fashionable area since the late 18th century, the Champs Elysées is much more than just a beautiful avenue – history has been made here many times. Major events see hundreds of thousands of Parisians congregating here to celebrate. In 1944 the Free French and their Allies marched here to celebrate the Liberation of Paris, and nowadays the Bastille Day military parade takes place every 14th July. Pass by the Elysée Palace where the French President lives, and see iconic sites such as the Lido cabaret, and the famous Fouquets restaurant, where you can perhaps indulge in some French celebrity spotting! We’ll stop at the celebrated patissier Ladurée, where you will be treated to delicious French macarons from their delightful pastry store and tearoom.

What better way to see the Christmas lights across Paris than from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in the city? Built by Napoleon Bonaparte to celebrate his great military victories, the terrace on the top offers some of the best views over the city. Your guide will explain the history and significance of this magnificent monument, before providing you with skip the line tickets to ascend to the top. Admire the sparkling Champs Elysées laid out at your feet and enjoy the breathtaking views of the dazzling Eiffel Tower shimmering nearby.

What’s included

  • Guided 2 hour walking tour
  • Expert, fully accredited English-speaking tour guide
  • Macarons from Ladurée
  • Skip the line tickets to the top of the Arc de Triomphe

FAQ

Can I stay at the top of the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the tour?

You can stay as long as you like. Your guide will provide a tour of the base of the Arch, and give you a skip the line ticket to get to the viewing platform on the top. After that, it’s up to you!

How many stairs are there to the top of the Arc de Triomphe?

There are 284 steps to the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

I have difficulty with stairs, is there an elevator to the top of the Arc de Triomphe?

There is an elevator. However please note its use is reserved only for guests who would not be able to get to the top without using it. It’s operated by a member of staff and they will escort you to the top.

Can I choose the macaron flavor that I want to taste?

Yes! Your guide will show you the flavors at the beginning of the tour and ask you to choose the 2 you prefer. We’ll order them and they will be ready for us as we pass by the store.