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Posted on: August 25, 2009 at 8:41PMWhen most people think of France, whether they have been there or not, their first thought is generally of spring, when the blooms are coming in, the sky is blue and the sun is just bright enough to warm your face as you admire all that is around you. Not many people we know would venture into this great city in the dead of winter, yet we did and to this day have yet to experience anything quite as beautiful. When there are no leaves on the trees, it is amazing the details in the architecture that you see that normally would be covered by green leaves. Notre Dame was a completely different experience in the winter. As it turns out, we happened on noon mass on Christmas Day. Since it was Christmas, the white lights throughout the city were simply magical. I encourage all of you to brave the cold and see Paris in winter, specifically the holiday season, because really you never feel the cold as you are so entranced with this magnificent city. report a problem
Posted on: August 27, 2009 at 5:36AMi must say that i agree with betsy0724 about paris in the winter...i took a trip there with my daughter and had warned her about the legendary rudeness of parisians..however this was not to be case as we travelled there just before the New Year ..i guess a lot of parisians were " en vacances" because of the Christmas season so everybody we encountered was cheerful and helpful....also the places we went to visit (except for the Louvre) were not crowded in comparison with summer crowds... the weather stayed good ...on the whole mostly crisp and cold with a slight breeze ..in other words perfect walking weather and paris is a perfect city to walk around ...even the waiters in the restaurant on the Champs Elysees were almost friendly ...i was so impressed that when i returned home i told everybody i knew that this was the almost perfect short break!