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- Posted:Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Paris in the winter is magical
And one travel writer also feels this way, believing that winter time is a great season to head to the city of love. Rick Steves - who writes European travel guidebooks and penned this article in the Baltimore Sun - noted that ambling down the Champs-Elysees in the colder months is "one of Europe's greatest treats".
If you're in the area between November and the middle of January, you'll be welcomed by holiday lights strung up in the streets, across buildings and on famous landmarks, as well as on the trees that line the boulevard. Doesn't that sound lovely?
But that's not all. Winter is, apparently, a good time for hunting in France and if you decide to head to a restaurant you're sure to find lots of venison and game birds on the menu. If you're still hungry after all that, make sure you get a bag of hot chestnuts from one of the street vendors for your pudding.
For those who may still be a bit cash-strapped after the credit crunch and the expense of Christmas, don't forget to get your hands on the Paris Pass, which will help you see all the most famous tourist hotspots for free - and jump all the queues!
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