Friday, November 2, 2012

Why you should visit Paris in November

Ok, OK so maybe the month of November isn't your 1st choice to visit Paris, especially if you're  looking for the BEST weather.  November in Paris is rainy and chilly with shorter daylight hours and low temperatures close to freezing.  November isn't exactly a big tourism month for Paris.

However, there are many good reasons to visit the "City of Light"  in November.  There are smaller crowds to fight at the museums, plus restaurants, hotel accommodations and flights are much cheaper than during the peak season. 
Paris' famous nickname, "City of Light," is never more true than when it's cold. By mid-November the streets are decked out for Christmas, and even if you don't celebrate, the displays put on by Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, the big department stores on Boulevard Haussmann, are impressive. Admire the light-covered buildings from afar, then get up close to see the whimsical displays in the windows. Also take a stroll down the Champs-Elysees, where every tree lining the avenue from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde is covered in bluish-white lights. Cross to the median of the street to get a breathtaking shot looking toward the Arc or back toward the Tuileries gardens, where the illuminated Ferris wheel dominates.
So enjoy Paris this month. Pack your suitcase with sweaters and socks, boots  and plenty of scarves and book that flight to Paris. Oh, and don't forget your umbrella and raincoat!



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