Planning to be in Paris during the holidays? Here's a schedule of who's open between December 20-January 5, and what they're serving for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Haven't sorted out your Thanksgiving holiday plans yet? No need to freak out. We've rounded up a few resources to help our American readers, as well as any locals who'll be sharing the table this year.
Eiffel Tower bread knives be banished! This year, give the Francophile foodie in your life the perfect present – be it edible (or quaffable) or not – using our handy gift guide. We’ve canvassed some of Paris’ top food retailers, writers and producers to find great gifts with a no-dust-gathering guarantee.
Trying to find a restaurant for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? We've rounded up the best options for you here.
The vast majority of Paris restaurants will be closed through January 2, but a few will be open to help you celebrate the New Year. There are no bargains at this time of year, but we've broken down your options, most ranging from 90€ to (gasp!) 700€.
Ho ho ho! We hope that you've enjoyed counting down the days before Christmas with a new Bûche de Noël every morning. Our final cake, boasting edible fungus and a silver saw, comes from Pierre Hermé. Happy holidays, everyone!
Paris Restaurants during the Holidays
The vast majority of restaurants in Our Guide to Paris will close during the week between Christmas and the New Year. Because their schedules vary and are rarely posted online, we’ve tracked down our favorite restaurants to ask when they’ll be open and to sort out any special holiday meals they might be planning. All information has been confirmed directly in 2011.
- Paris Restaurants for Ringing in the New Year – a list of options organized by cost, plus our top picks – for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
- Celebrating Christmas in Paris Restaurants – a list of options organized by cost, plus our top picks – for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Calendar of Holiday Closures
Salt & Pepa have reunited to rap about this year's crop of Bûches de Noël.