Paris-Pas-Cher: Winter Break

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Spending your winter vacation in Paris? This does not have to be staying at home and doing nothing, there are still plenty of things to do. This edition of Paris-Pas-Cher will warm you up with some great ideas.

ICE-SKATING RINKS

Head to one of the ice rinks set up in Paris to enjoy this classic winter activity. Even if you don’t step out on the ice, it is fun to watch the spectacle with a cup of vin chaud or hot chocolate. Entrance to the ice rinks are free and skate rental around €5.

Trocadéro:
Generally from mid-December to early January.  The fun Christmas Village at the Trocadéro located just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower is a festive spot for ice skating and enjoying the charms of a French Christmas market – all with great views of the Eiffel Tower nearby.

MUSEUMS

Even though it’s the holiday season, museums are in full bloom with special exhibits mounted in most of them. Here are some of the favourite exhibitions that continue through December.

Christian Dior Exhibition
FINAL DAYS! The Musée des Arts Décoratifs celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior with an amazing display of his creations.
Musee Les Arts Décoratifs
Ends January 8, 2018

The Art of Pastel – From Degas to Redon
Due to the fragile nature of pastels, most of these works are rarely on display. View rare works by Berthe Morisot, Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Odilon Redon.
Musee d’Orsay
Ends April 8, 2018

Anders Zorn, 19th-Century Swedish Painter
This is the first Paris retrospective of Anders Zorn, (1860-1920). The exhibition showcases hiswork as a champion of Swedish folklore from the National Museum in Stockholm.
Petit Palais
Ends December 17, 2017

Francois I & Dutch Art
Although Francois I (1494-1547) had a thing for Italian art, he also admired and collected art from Dutch & Flemish painters.
Louvre Museum
Ends January 15

Monet Collectionneur
Autumn 2017 in Paris is the time to see Monet’s personal art collection on exhibit at the museum dedicated to him. You’ll also get a chance to see some of his most important works, including Impression: Sunrise.
Musee Marmottan
September 14 to January 14

Ali Kazma
See Turkish avant-garde photographer Ali Kazma’s body of work.
Jeu de Paume, Concorde
Ends January 21, 2018

Being Modern: MoMa in Paris
Masterpieces from the New York museum are on display.
Foundation Louis Vuitton
October 11 to March 11

Gauguin The Alchemist
Over 200 of Gauguin’s works — paintings, sculptures and decorative arts — are on display.
Grand Palais
October 11 to January 22

Christmas Market in Paris

Christmas Market in Paris