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Paris at Christmas shines brighter than any other time of year. All of the famous monuments are brightly lit with festive lighting, and the city takes on a festive feel. Steam rises from the street corners as the chestnut sellers heat up their portable hot plates ready for roasting that delicious street snack. Shops stay open later, restaurants are buzzing,  and the whole city retains a traditional Christmas feeling. It all makes Paris one of the most popular destinations to visit at this time of the year, and of course, it’s still the number one choice for romantic interludes.

Superb accommodation close to Paris

Locating excellent accommodation that won’t break the bank at this time of year can be difficult, so why not opt for a last minute rental on a superbly fitted timeshare apartment instead? Then, if you decide it’s for you, opt to look at buying a timeshare property, that way you will be able to take advantage of the year on year savings available. Have a look at Marriotts D’ile de France resort:

Marriott’s Village d’ile-de-France strikes that perfect balance between the romantic allure of Paris and the beautiful quiet of the French countryside. Surrounded by picturesque forests and valleys, this fabulous resort overlooks the 27-hole Golf Disneyland course, and even better, the Disneyland Parks are only minutes away!

The accommodation is as you should always expect with Marriott Vacation Club beautifully presented and furnished, offering spacious two or three bedroom townhouses complete with terraces or gardens. The townhouses come fully equipped with modern amenities. A fully fitted kitchen is provided with full kitchenware should you wish to make the most of the local produce and impress your friends and family. The master bedroom is complete with en-suite, offering you the best of luxury with its king size bed and decadently oversized bathtub.

So what’s to do in Paris at Christmas?

Make the most of your trip close to the capital city. If you can possibly drag yourself away from your accommodation and surroundings, head into the big city at night. See the Christmas lights, the city is festooned with twinkling lights, making it an even more romantic destination than usual. Many of the landmarks are specially lit, making them even more attractive. Stroll around the Christmas markets, where the atmosphere is festive and heartwarming – even more so with a cup of mulled wine in hand. Of course, you have your own superb kitchen at your disposal to cook up a French storm, but when in Paris, do try some of the excellent restaurants, many of whom have special set Christmas menus. If you wish to eat out on Christmas day, however, do plan and book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Child’s play

Do you have the kids with you? Then try a spot of open-air ice skating in Paris at Christmastime, there are several specially set up locations, and rental of skates is only around five to ten euros. You might find you’re the parent of the next Torville or Dean! The rinks ten to stay open from November through to the end of January. There’s Disneyland Paris too – which has an extra festive look for the winter season. Well, just try and get away without seeing it!

Don’t skate around the idea – book a French timeshare today, and feel the Christmas spirit of Paris!