Christmas tour of the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe
Activities

Christmas tour of the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn about French Christmas traditions and festivities
  • See the beautiful Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées
  • Window shop at some of the most famous boutiques in Paris
  • Admire the spectacular views from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
What to expect

Experience Christmas the Parisian way!

We take you to the Champs Elysées, one of the world’s most famous streets, 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 congregating here to celebrate; most recently was the victory of the French team in the 2018 football World Cup! The legendary Tour de France cycle race finishes here each year. 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 Fouquet's 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • 2-hour walking tour
    • Tour guide
    • Skip-the-line tickets to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
    • Macarons from Ladurée
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick up/drop off
    Reduced price
    • Youth (11-17)
    • Children (4-10)
    • Infants (0-3): free
    Where

    9 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes prior departure time by the exit of 'Champs Elysées Clemenceau' metro station (line 1) next to the statue of Charles de Gaulle.

    What to remember
    • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking
    • Comfortable shoes recommended
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    When
    • The tour departs at 3.30pm or 4.00pm
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    Provider
    Memories France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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