Paris in January
Here are five amazing things you can do in Paris in January
1.) Orsay Museum
On the Left Bank of the Seine, you can appreciate the architecture of the building but also the unique and rich permanent exhibition. From the modern art to the impressionism, everything is here to please your eyes and curiosity.
2.) Paris Flea Market
Paris Flea Market is definitely one of the best places to shop in Paris. The warehouses and streets are full of vintage house accessories, clothing and unique antiquities. As the most famous flea market in the world, it is a real city-within-the-city full of treasures and secrets. We strongly recommend you to join the Paris Flea Market Walking Tour with a local guide to discover the hidden secrets and makes your tour a real opportunity of shopping.
3.) Visit the Great Place Des Vosges Square
The Place des Vosges square falls into the famous and trendy district of Paris, le Marais. As one of the oldest place in Paris, it is totally worth a visit. Nobody can as well as a local guide tell you about the realities and the secrets of the place. Join the Marais Free Walking Tour to discover more about Marais area!
4.) First Time Visitor to Paris? Enjoy the “Welcome to Paris Tour”
It is your first time in Paris and you are so excited to visit everything, you don’t know what to start with? Well, join this unique “Welcome to Paris Tour” that is made for you. You will discover the main monuments of Paris, like Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower but also go on a boat cruise! All of it with a Parisian guide that knows every tips to make the start and the rest of your journey in Paris unforgettable!
5.) Hot Chocolate and Macarons at Laduree
You have heard so much about French “patisseries”? Well it is time to try some in Paris and not a basic tasting! Go to the Champs Elysees and try some fresh home-made macarons from Ladurée tea house: the most famous Parisian macarons maker. Ladurée has over 150 years of experience.
Events in Paris in January
Galette des Rois (épiphanie):
In January the Festival of Epiphany is the right moment to try a tasty french “Galette des Rois”, King Cake. Will you find the small trinket on the cake and become the new Queen or King? Take a Try!
Soldes d’hiver (du 12/01 au 15/02):
When winter sales begin, you know it is the moment to stop window shopping and start real shopping! The good opportunities are numerous in Paris at this time. The Trendy Marais becomes the place to be for a real Parisian vintage shopping.
Haute couture Printemps-été F Fashion in Paris et H prêt-à-p Automne-hiver. Fashion Week Spring/Summer is the event for the major fashion houses to present their new collections. Held each year in the Louvre Carrousel, the Fashion Week discloses all of the French fashion know-how.
After the joys and Christmas celebrations you might think that the City of lights turns off. But I realized that there are still so many things to do in Paris in January, the city never stops shining! You can appreciate the parks under the snow, go get warm in museums or even have an interesting and lively walk in the Flea Market of Paris, my favorite activity in January!Claire
Weather in Paris in January
Min 2° C / 35.6° F
Max 6° C /42.8° F
Average number of rainy days: 18
- 13 million visitors a year 99%
- Incredibly detailed 80%
- Contains hidden mysteries 70%
Free Activities in Paris in January:
- Holidays City Illuminations: Visitors in Paris in Winter enjoy the City of light turned in its magic showing. Display lights embellish the city and especially the Champs Elysees!
- Wine tasting at Bon Marché department store: What about a free tasting of French wines to warm you up in the middle of the winter? It takes place at the Grande Epicerie du Bon Marché 38 rue de Sèvres Fridays and Saturdays from 1100hrs to 1900hrs.