things to do in Paris –
January 2014

It Kicks Off with a Giant Sale & Includes
Concerts, Activities and Museum Events

Things to do in Paris January 2014. Paris doesn't slow down after the holidays, in fact it starts gearing up for more events like Paris Fashion Week, plenty of classical music concerts, new museum exhibits.

There's a good reason we call it the City of Celebration, as Paris starts the New Year with a Big Sale and ends with a Chinese New Year celebration.

Les Mega Soldes (big sales!) The winter sales officially kick-off on January 8, 2014 at stores throughout Paris. As the sale days continue the discounts get deeper — up to 70% off! The sales end on February 12. Now's the time to scoop up that Louis Vuitton bag you've had your eye on.

If you notice an increase in incredibly handsome men in Paris mid-month, that will be because of Men's Fashion Week!

And, if you've arrived after Christmas, don't worry. There's still time to enjoy the holiday lights around the City of Lights and even to check out a couple of Noël markets. See the map on the bottom of this link.


Before-You-Go January 2014 Checklist

Things to Do in Paris – January 2014

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Things to do in Paris January 2014

Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Tours

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Tours

Why wait out in the cold? (it is January, after all) when you can skip-the-line and make your way to top of the world's most popular monument, the Eiffel Tower. On this guided tour, you'll learn fascinating details and trivia about the building of Gustave Eiffel's Iron Wonder.

Information about Eiffel Tower Tours »

Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise

Everything looks better from a boat cruising down the Seine! On this relaxing ride you see Paris from a different perspective. All the famous landmarks will pass by as you enjoy a multi-course French meal with wine. If you want to splurge, book the Service Premier option, which gets you a private table at the front of the boat.
Book Your Evening »

Tour Paris, Cruise the Seine, Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Paris City Tour

If it's your first time to Paris we recommend a city tour to give you a overview of the city. After you see the sights, you'll take a relaxing cruise down the river Seine followed by a leisurely lunch on the Eiffel Tower. All in all, it makes for a perfect day in Paris.

Paris City Tour Booking Information »

Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Tour

Louvre Museum Tour

Make the most of your time in Paris. This private tour gets you ahead of the loooong lines and into the world's largest & most popular museum. Group size is limited to 20 people so personal attention is guaranteed. Highlights include the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and of course Mona!

Skip-the-Line Louvre Tour »

Top Day Trips From Paris

Things to do in Paris January 2014

VIP Palace of Versailles Guided Visit

VIP Palace of Versailles Guided Visit

Instead of worrying about trains, brochures and guide books, why not go the royal route? This VIP Palace tour makes the past come alive with illuminating details of palace life. See the Versailles most tourists will never see, including the restricted living areas of the French kings and queens not open to the public. You'll be picked up at your hotel (or apartment) along with return transportation.
VIP Palace of Versailles Guided Visit »

Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Tour

Loire Valley Castles

It's an easy day trip from Paris to the splendid chateaux of the Loire. Take a leisurely tour of the magnificent castles on the banks of the Seine and still get back to Paris for dinner. Step back in time as you wander the gardens, mazes and traverse the moats of the Renaissance castles.
Book Your Day Trip »

D-Day Tour From Paris – Day Trip

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
D-Day Beaches

Sixty-nine years have passed since the Allied Forces arrived at the D-Day beaches of Normandy, spelling the beginning of the end of WWII. Spend a day exploring the beaches, monuments and museums on a trip that gets you back to Paris on the same day. We recommend the small group tour in a minivan, that collects you at your Paris hotel.
D-Day Tour From Paris »

Top Food & Wine Activities

Things to do in Paris January 2014

Champagne Region Private Grand Tour

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Champagne Private Grand Tour

Wind your way through the celebrated vineyards and villages where champagne has been made for centuries. On this private tour, your driver will take you along the picturesque Route de Champagne with plenty of private tours and tasting at top producers. Pick up is at your hotel, so sample all you want.
Champagne Private Grand Tour Inquiry Form »

Cooking Classes In Paris

Cooking Classes In Paris

… Or stay indoors and take a leisurely cooking class to master a few French classic dishes to make when you return home. Our Cooking Concierge has included the top favorites — from private classes to group classes in a kitchen studio.

Our Guide to Cooking Classes In Paris »

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

Love chocolate? Then Paris is the place to be. We've found delicious ways to learn about chocolate in the City of Food. Go behind-the-scenes and taste some of the best patisseries and chocolatiers in Paris.

Our Guide to Paris Chocolate Tours »

Visit a Parisian Market with a Food Expert

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Visit a Parisian Market

Join our Paris pal and French food expert Rebekah to learn the inside scoop on street markets. Three or four days each week Rebekah leads gourmands (like you!) on an informative tour of one of the best farmers markets in Paris. Choose from a hands-on market tour or the Decadent Gourmet Tour. This is a real Paris Insiders secret, and one we highly recommend.
Inquiry Form – Rebekah's Gourmet Tours »

Paris Gourmet Food, Walking Tour

Gourmet French Food Walking Tour

Take a stroll through Paris exploring and tasting your way through fromageries, boulangeries and wine shops. Sample traditional French foods and find out about the craftsmanship that is involved in producing them. Morning tours are in the Latin Quarter, afternoon tours are in Montmartre.
Gourmet French Food Walking Tour »


January 2014 Paris Updates

There's a lot more of France just outside the Paris city gates, and so much of it is reachable on day trips from Paris. Visit the D-Day beaches, or even London! We also pass home some advice on museum visits and cheese tours.


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Things to do in Paris January 2014

January Sales

January Sales

On your mark, get ready and shop! On January 9, 2014 one thousand Paris boutiques and Grands Magasins commence the annual January sales. France being France, even store sales must be authorized by the préfectures of each département (local government). It's hard to describe the shopping frenzy that the January sales inspire.

• January 9 to February 12
Where? Most stores in Paris. Here are a few of our favorite department stores:
Printemps »
Le Bon Marché »
Galeries Lafayette »

Paris Fashion Week January 2014

Paris Fashion Week

Although you can't buy tickets to the fashion shows, if you hang out in the trendy bars around the Carrousel du Louvre you might have a celebrity sighting. Be on the lookout for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and a collection of tall, thin models.
• January 15 to 19 Men's Fashion
• January 20 to 23 Haute Couture
Mode à Paris Website »

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

This has become a very popular event in recent years. There's a lively parade and celebrations throughout the 13th Arrondissement between Place d'Italie and the Porte de Choisy, with Buddhist shrines and plenty of good Asian eats.
• January 31, 2014
Information »

The Best of Classical Music

Things to do in Paris January 2014

Classical Music Events — New Year's Day 2014

Classical Music Events

Bring in the New Year with classical music. There's plenty to choose from — Chopin performed at Saint Ephrem, trumpet & organ music at Saint Eustache, a New Year's Concert at St. Germain des Pres and even a concert cruise on the Seine!
• New Year's Day
Book Early to Secure Your Seat »

Classical Music at Saint Ephrem

Classical Music at Saint Ephrem

Enjoy a concert at one of the most beautiful churches in Paris, now classified as an historical monument. Choose from works by the greatest composers of all time; Franz Liszt, Erik Satie, Ludwig van Beethoven, Peter Tchaikovsky, Frédéric Chopin
• Eglise Saint Ephrem
• Many dates in January
Book Tickets Online »

Mozart's Requiem at La Madeleine


Experience the choral masterwork of Mozart's final composition, The Requiem, performed by the Amadeus Choir and Jean Louis Petit Orchestra. You might also catch additional performances such as works from Albinoni and Schubert. The location in the center of Paris cannot be beat!
• Eglise de la Madeleine
• January 18
Get Your Tickets »

Vivaldi in Paris

A Paris Insiders Guide favourite
Vivaldi in Paris

No, he's not on tour, but Vivaldi's music continues to be the most popular in Paris, particularly when performed at one of the city's historic churches. In fact, there are four concerts featuring his music on New Year's Day alone. And his famous The Four Seasons is being performed at three classic churches. Not to be missed.
Vivaldi Performed in Paris in January »

Classical Music Concerts – January 2014

Attending a classical music concert in one of Paris' oldest churches or a cathedral will create a powerful memory of your trip to the City of Music. Listen to favorites by Mozart, Pachelbel, Schubert, Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven in one of the city's oldest religious buildings. Popular concerts are held throughout Paris at Saint Ephrem, La Madeleine, Saint Germain-des-Pres and even on a boat on the Seine River.

What's New at the Museums

Things to do in Paris January 2014

The Legacy of Delacroix

Masterpieces from the Collection of Étienne Moreau-Nélaton
The Legacy of Delacroix

See rare drawings and paintings of Delacroix from the collection of painter, art collector and art historian Étienne Moreau-Nélaton (1859-1927). Throughout his life he collected pivotal works by Manet, Pissarro, Sisley and Delacroix.
• Musée Delacroix, Website »
• Ends March 17, 2014
• Entrance to the museum is free with The Paris Museum Pass »

The Etruscans and the Mediterranean

The City of Cerveteri

Explore Etruscan civilization and discover Cerveteri, one of its greatest cities. Trace the development of this powerful, maritime city whose influence reached to centres throughout the Mediterranean, including Rome, from Asia to North Africa, from Greece to southern France.
• The Louvre
• Ends March 10, 2014
Website »
• Entrance to the museum is free with The Paris Museum Pass »

La Renaissance et le Reve

The Renaissance and Dream

See eighty works by Renaissance artists including works by Hieronymus Bosch, Veronese, Dürer and Correggio. This whimsical exhibit takes you to the golden age of dream interpretation, from the moment of sleep to awakening.
• Luxembourg Museum
• Ends January 26, 2014
Website »

Félix Vallotton: Fire Beneath the Ice

Fire Beneath the Ice

This is the first Vallotton (1865-1925) retrospective in a French national museum since 1979. Born in Switzerland, he had an important influence in the development of woodcut as an artistic medium. He also produced a great body of paintings including a portrait of Gertrude Stein (1907).
• Musée d'Orsay
• Ends January 20, 2014
Website »

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