The Hotel Daunou Opéra, just twenty minutes away by bus, offers the perfect location from which to visit the legendary Montmartre district. This hill in the midst of Paris offers the very essence of romanticism in the capital, as well as a wealth of typical and delightful bistros. An atmosphere that you would recognise as distinctly French is concentrated here: waiters in jackets, a cloth over their arm and tables on the terrace where you can relax and watch the world go by while enjoying bouchées à la reine accompanied by a Parisian baguette. Montmartre has the feel of a village; a mini-Paris in Paris, exuding charm from every corner.
Parisian break with a winter atmosphere
The winter atmosphere is a special one. Indeed, the best time of the year to visit Paris is in January. The festive atmosphere is fading gradually, but the Christmas decorations remain, and the fresh air drives us to warm ourselves around a hot chocolate. Even bundled up in a coat, the ride is none the less enjoyable as we take in the view. It’s also at this time of year that we benefit the most from the Parisian evenings. From 18:00, you can admire the beautifully illuminated buildings and streetlights. All are exquisitely designed because in the capital nothing is left to chance.
Enjoy the winter sales in Paris!
But there’s more to enjoy than just a tourist getaway. This this time of year is also great for shopping, as the Winter Sales offer bargains galore. From January 6th to February 16th, 2016, all stores trim their prices and the best deals are available throughout the capital. With broad avenues bursting with shops, and shopping malls at every street corner, everyone can find their own particular style, whether in clothing, furniture, or perfume. There are also prices to suit every budget, from the more affordable stores to the Paris luxury brands, all to satisfy the fashion addict within. Don’t miss the Champs-Elysées, where there’s an amazing selection of shops, as well as renowned boutiques where you’ll be able to access your inner celebrity on the shopping spree of a lifetime.
And don’t forget Valentine's Day
Whatever you do, don’t forget that special someone in your life! Whether enjoying the last days of the sales or just nice getaway, you’ll want to make sure you’re in the capital for Valentine's Day. One of the many endearing facets of Paris is the city’s romantic character. The romance capital of the world is full of glamorous little corners of tenderness, away from prying eyes, waiting to be filled with love. Live the Parisian adventure sensually, as restaurants and theatres open their doors for couples spending quality time together on this loving holiday. Take a stroll in the Montmartre district and enjoy a timeless pause at the top of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica steps to gaze out over the rooftops of the capital. What better way to honour Saint Valentine?
Boutiques on the Champs Elysées avenue
Winter sales in Montmartre
Parisian department stores
Hotel Daunou Opera, an elegant 3-star hotel in Paris, opera district