Paris is a dazzling package just waiting to be unwrapped. Christmas in Paris: being there is to experience the height of romance and holiday enchantment. Uniworld makes this dream a reality on our Parisian Winter Holiday cruise. Paris, of course, boasts many marché de Noël (Christmas Markets), often one for every neighborhood, all brimming with light and holiday spirit. And imagine doing this year’s Christmas shopping on Paris’ grand Champs Élysées Boulevard, alive with cafés and boutiques, and framed by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Breathtaking!
The “City of Light” glows with extra magic during the holidays. Every town in France boasts a marché de Noël in December, but Paris—naturally—boasts many, each one typical of its neighborhood. Stroll down the Champs Élysée for your Christmas shopping this year, or visit one of the boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Walk through the Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the spectacular holiday décor of the great department stores in the city where they were invented.
Experience winter in the majestic countryside, too, with a visit to Rouen, where you can experience a “Taste of Christmas,” Normandy style. Sample the seasonal delights with a visit to a historic café for tarte tatin and then peruse the artisan ceramics on display at the Rouen marché de Noël , which takes place directly in front the famous cathedral. Medieval cobblestoned squares, the Sun King’s Versailles, sacred music sung in a legendary cathedral—it all adds up to a special gift that’s just for you.
And those sailing over New Years will be in for an extra-special treat with a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration. Plan now to welcome in 2015 in Parisian style with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower brightening up the sky.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Romantics will relish this chance to see Paris dressed up in all her holiday splendor. Art lovers, history buffs, and shoppers will all find special gifts in this winter holiday.
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
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