If you want to avoid all the hassle and headache of a traditional family Christmas at home, why not take a romantic river cruise to Paris? In 2012 just over 4 million Brits used their Christmas break to spend the holiday overseas and this option is becoming increasingly more popular.
Paris is for everyone
Paris is famous as a city for lovers but it’s also wonderful for art aficionados, its club scene and its restaurants. In fact, Paris caters for all tastes and for all ages.
European river cruises are a great way of avoiding motorway queues, railway engineering works and all the other complications that so often accompany the UK’s great ‘Christmas getaway’. You’ll be able to fly into Charles de Gaulle airport and then board your boat and let someone else take care of all the traditional stresses and strains that accompany this time of the year.
The City of Light – Paris
You could always start your trip with a stroll down the Champs Elysees and admire the wonderful light display that lines the 2-kilometre avenue. This really is a display of the light fantastic and a perfect venue for those who just wish to walk around and take in the atmosphere.
If you want to avoid some of the crowds that fill the city at Christmas time then you could always try discovering Paris on a cruise. You’ll be able to travel through the heart of the city on the river Seine; absorbing the sights as you float by.
Heavenly Parisian food delights
If you want to enjoy a special meal with your loved one then you should visit Bofinger restaurant on the rue de la Bastille. This art nouveau establishment is visually perfect and its menu will give you the opportunity to sample genuine French food including, escargots and langoustines.
If you really want to push the boat out and you have a limitless budget then head over to the Hotel Meurice on the rue de Rivoli and just sit back and enjoy. This wonderful restaurant provides a grand and opulent setting for some of the very best food that you’ll ever eat. If you choose to go here, you really will have a meal to remember.