Paris: Top 5 Things to Do in December

Posted on December 18, 2006


by eye prefer paris

Here’s my Top 5, Eye Need To Do’s this month:

1. Doisneau: Paris en Liberté
Robert Doisneau’s “The Kiss at Hotel De Ville” is one of the most iconic and popular photos of Paris ever taken. A new exhibition of 280 of his black and white photos of Paris cityscapes is now on at the Hôtel De Ville.

To February 17, 2007
Hôtel de Ville, 5, rue Lobau, 75004
Open daily except Sundays, from 10am until 7pm
Metro: Hotel de Ville
Note: Be prepared to stand in line for at least 30 minutes

2. Colette
A boy called Michael, A girl called Britney, and a boy called Elton by popjustice, are a series of scathingly funny set of children’s style storybooks written for adults based on you-know-who. A perfect Xmas gift for your jaded know-all-the gossip-already friends.

213 Rue St. Honoré 75001
Monday- Saturday to 10am-7pm
Metro: Tuileries
8 euros per book

3. Ice Skating at the Hôtel de Ville
Come be a kid again or bring your kids to the Hotel de Ville or both. First, rent some skates for 5 euros inside the cool igloo, then do your best Brian Boitano moves on the rink. After you are spent from skating showing off at the rink, walk across the street and see the tacky but amusing holiday windows at BHV.

Ice Skating Rink at Hôtel de Ville
Monday-Thursday 12pm-10pm
Friday, Saturday 12pm-12am
Sunday 9am-9pm
Free, skate rental 5 euros
Metro: Hotel de Ville

4. Mary Poppins on Ice

Speaking of ice-skating, this concept is so over the top, it has to be good. Just to see Mary Poppins on ice skates, balancing her carpetbag, the big umbrella and her long skirt is enough of a draw for me.

Mary Poppins sur Glace
is on through 27 December at various locations in France.

5. Pommes Frites at Café de la Musée
The perfect frites – crispy, a little crunchy, and not too greasy.

Café des Musées
49 rue de Turenne 75003
Open 7 days lunch & dinner
Tel. 01 42 72 06 17
Metro: St. Paul, Bastille