Admire the shop windows of the department stores
Every year from November since 1909, the famous department stores of Paris adorn their shopping windows with magical animations and shows. 15 minutes away from Maison Mère, the windows of the Galeries Lafayette are especially enchanting thanks to the theme chosen every year - for example, The Little Prince or the universe of the Congolese painter Chéri Samba.
Stroll around the Christmas markets
The Christmas markets are a festive and popular event of the capital. The wooden lodges, delicacy stalls, stands of hot wine and chocolate and craft products join in a traditional and convivial atmosphere. 15 minutes away from Maison Mère, the Christmas market of Gare de l’Est displays the very best of Alsacian gastronomy, from bretzels to gingerbreads and Christmas cakes, along with handmade decorations.
Show off on the ice
Put on your skates ! From December to January, several Parisian landmarks set up their annual skating rinks. For impressive pirouettes, go the Bercy Accor Arena or the Tuileries' ice rinks !