Guided tour

Christmas in Paris: The Champs Elysées & the Arc de Triomphe

Activity provider: Memories France

Christmas in Paris: The Champs Elysées & the Arc de Triomphe

Activity provider: Memories France

From US$ 47.26 per person

Experience Christmas the Parisian way! See the sparkling lights on the Champs Elysées, stroll past the dazzling storefronts, savor delicious French macarons from Ladurée and end on the top of the Arc de Triomphe for some of the best views over the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about French Christmas traditions and festivities from a local Parisian
  • See the beautiful Christmas lights on the Champs Elysées
  • Enjoy window shopping at some of the most famous boutiques in Paris
  • Taste delicious macarons from the celebrated patissier Laduree
  • Admire the spectacular views from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
Full description
Join an expert local guide and discover the magic of the holiday season in Paris. Your guide will 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. 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.
  • Guided 2-hour walking tour
  • Expert fully accredited English-speaking tour guide
  • Macarons from Ladurée
  • Skip the line tickets to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

By the exit of Champs Elysées Clemenceau metro station (line 1) next to the statue of Charles de Gaulle, 9 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking
  •  Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Isabel was wonderful. She knew her history well and was very personable. We were a bit late but she wasn’t at all bothered by that. We walked along Champs Elysee as she gave us all kinds of history and fun facts. She was great with our girls too! There was a little hiccup with the Laudree but she made it work. Would gladly book again if we ever return to Paris.

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December 31, 2021

Do not take the tour on New Years Eve as they close the Arc de Triomphe for the fireworks.

January 1, 2020

Great guide!

December 23, 2019

Product ID: 184733