January, being the first month of the year, is a wonderful time to spend in Paris, especially with the long nights and beautiful weather. The city of lights is an excellent choice of destination for starting the year. The magical atmosphere during the time of Christmas remains for some more time in the streets of Paris. Even, staying inside due in the freezing weather is a good choice when it is in Paris.
Here are some suggestions about things to do in Paris city during January.
Walk Around the City and Admire the Illuminations
Taking a walk around the streets of Paris to enjoy the wonderful winter atmosphere in the city is one of the best things to do. The streets will be illuminated with lights and decorations. Even after Christmas time, you will be seeing lights all around the streets of Paris for most of the month.
Even the shop windows of all the department stores like Le Bon Marché or Galeries Lafayette will also be decorated with lights. January is a time that makes everyone to live the magic of Christmas during their Paris tour.
Go Ice –Skating
Even though there will be no snow during the winter season in Paris, you will still be able to enjoy the winter by choosing to go for temporary ice-skating rinks, and the rinks appear all around Paris.
You can find these ice-skating rinks in the most wonderful places of the city including the Christmas market of the Eiffel tower which is on the Champs de Mars. The best thing is that the admission for these rinks is free; you will only have to rent the ice skates which will only cost you a few Euros. This is one of the best choices of things to do in Paris during the first month of a year.
Enjoy Art Exhibitions at the Paris Museums
While running around outside in the cold in the streets of Paris, everyone would probably want to spend some time inside. So, one of the other things that can be done in Paris during January other than roaming around is enjoying the art exhibitions at the museums of Paris. The crowd at the museums will be a lot lesser during this time, and this can be an advantage for art lovers who like to explore artworks at their own pace. The Grand Palais and Centre Pompidou are two great choices for art lovers, which has permanent collections and very special exhibitions.