International Christmas Mass in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

Notre Dame, 6 Place du Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris
Phone. +33 (0) 1 42 34 56 10 – Website:


  • 20:00pm: International mass with the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and the Adults’ choir, led by Lionel Sow.
  • 21:45pm Projection of the movie Notre-Dame de paris, Cathédrale vivante
  • 23:00pm Christmas Eve with Christmas carols by the Children’s and Adults’ choirs from the Maîtrise.
  • 24:00pm Midnight mass with the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and the Children’s and Adults’ choirs, led by Lionel Sow.


  • 8:30am Dawn mass.
  • 9:30am Solemn verses.
  • 10:00am Gregorian mass with the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and the Adult Choir, led by Sylvian Dieudonné.
  • 11:30am International mass with the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and the Children’s and Adults’ choirs, led by Lionel Sow.
  • 12:45pm Mass.
  • 17:30pm Evening prayer.
  • 18:30pm Evening Christmas mass with the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris and the Adults’ Choie, led by Lionel Sow.

American Church in Paris

American Church in Paris, 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) 1 40 62 05 00 – Website:

FRIDAY 24 DECEMBER 2010, Christmas Eve Services
(Please note the church will be closed on Dec. 24th from noon to 4pm.)
download Christmas Eve flyer

  • 4:30 Family Christmas Eve Service in the Thurber Room. Especially for those with young children. Pastors Scott Herr & Laurie Wheeler
  • 7:00 Musical Prelude
  • 7:30 Service of Lessons and Carols with Choir, Handbells and Soloists. Rev. Scott Herr preaching. Includes a special moment for the children
  • 9:30 Musical Prelude
  • 10:00 Service of Lessons and Carols with Choir, Handbells and Soloists. Rev. Scott Herr preaching
  • 11:15 Eggnog and Cookie Reception in the Thurber Room

25 December — the church will be closed
26 December — worship services at 9:00, 11:00 and 1:30
31 December — the church will be closed from noon
(please note: there will not be a Watchnight Service this year).
1 January — the church will be closed all day
2 January — worship services at 9:00, 11:00 and 1:30

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Paris Special Christmas Tour

Window Shopping and Magical Christmas Decorations tours  in Paris

Richard Nahem – Email:
Phone +33 6 3112 8620 – Website :

Richard Nahem owner of Eye Prefer Paris tours, will personally  lead private Christmas tours showing clients the magical shop windows, gleaming outdoor lights, beautifully decorated trees, and festive Christmas markets all through Paris. The tour includes visits to department stores Galeries Lafayette & Printemps, the Champs Elysees, gourmet shops


Fauchon & Hediard on Place Madeleine, and the rue St. Honoré, with designer shops like Hermes and Lanvin. The tour also includes a mandatory hot chocolate stop at one of the top chocolate shops in the city.

Tours are three hours and are available either 11AM-2PM, or 3PM to 6PM, seven days a week, from November 29, 2010 to January 9, 2011 with the exception of December 25, 26, & January 1, 2. The cost is 225 euros for up to three people and each additional person 75 euros. Tours are private and limited to eight people.

Web site :

Contact: Richard Nahem

Email: Tel +33 6 3112 8620

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Mamma Mia! Musical in Paris

Christmas Eve with Mamma Mia! at Theatre Mogador

Theatre Mogador, Rue de Mogador, 75009 Paris
Phone: +33 (0) – Reservations:

22 legendary songs of ABBA tell the story of Donna, a single mother living on a Greek island paradise. To celebrate the wedding of her daughter Sophie, whom she raised alone, Donna has invited Rosie and Tanya, her best friends. They used to be « Donna and the Dynamos ». Sophie wants to find the identity of her father so he can give her away at her wedding. She invites three men from her mother’s past back to the island…

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

Some tickets are still available for 24 December 2010 show at 20:00, reserve them now!!

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New Year’s Eve 2011 at the Ritz Hotel

End the Year  at Paris Most Celebrated Hotel

Hotel Ritz Paris, 15 Place Vendome,
phone: +33 (0)143 163 363 – website:

At the Bar Vendome you will enjoy a bottle of Champagne to the music of a bossa jazz band.
The Hemingway Bar and Ritz Bar invite you to taste Champagne and famous cocktails in an electro-disco atmosphere.

Selection of 6 deluxe canapes: €80
Selection of 12 canapes and petite fours: €120
Cocktails as from: €30
Glass of Champagne as from: €26

For New Year’s Eve, the Ritz Paris, more festive than ever, awaits you for a memorable and magical night. To celebrate New Year’s Eve right to the end of the night the Ritz Pass will propose several celebrations to choose from:

In a dream-like decor the gastronomic restaurant L’Espadon proposes a prestigious and surprise-filled dinner to the sound of a swinging orchestra and its singers. New Year’s Eve Dinner at L’Espadon: €2.011 per person including some exceptional wines.
View L’Espadon’s menu fpor New Year’s Eve 2011..

The Ritz Club, the very hype Parisian nightlife spot opens exceptionally for an elegant an exclusive event. After a unique dinner to the sound of a live band and its singers, a DJ will play all night long and guests will dance right through the night. New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Ritz Club: €750 per person, including beverages.
View the Ritz Club menu for New Year’s Eve 2011…

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New Year’s Day Classical Concert in Paris

Chopin by Candlelight at St. Ephrem Church

Eglise St-Ephrem, 17 rue des Carmes, 75005 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 54 77 52 –  ‎Reservations:
Saturday, January 1st 2011. 16:00

Celebrate Chopin’s bicentenary with a candlelight concert of the composer’s works for piano, performed by Elio di Tanna in the beautiful Church of St. Ephrem. Elio di Tanna received highest honours at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Join this gifted young pianist for musical celebration of Chopin in Paris.

Located in the historical heart of Paris, the Church of Saint Ephrem with its outstanding acoustics is a regular venue for concerts of classical music. This ancient Latin quarter church was constructed in 1733 in the Corinthian style. It was used by a variety of different faiths until the late 19th Century, when it became a center for Catholic social movements founded by Robert and Albert de Mun. The interior is classically embellished with an impressive collection of paintings.

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Burlesque show for New Year’s Eve 2011

New Burlesque Cabaret at Théâtre de la Cité internationale

Théâtre de la Cité internationale, 17 Bd. Jourdan, Paris 14e
Phone: +33 (0) 1 43 13 50 50 – Reservations:

Anyone who has seen Mathieu Amalric’s new film, On Tour, already knows what new burlesque is. They have seen its new-creatures acting in the movies. But they have not seen them ‘for real’, and that’s obviously a whole different experience. A series of busty American women served up on stage, but on a stage that they individually chose and that they themselves decorated with photos from yeasteryear. As the ‘new’ indicates, this movement revists the ‘old’ burlesque: a show performed by women and centering around strip-tease, but that partially defuses the erotics of nudity by transforming it into a form of comedy or of quirky and off-beat showmanship. More ‘tease’ than ‘strip’, in a way.

In the 1990’s, several American women, using a clever mix of burlesque and queer theories, reinvented an eccentric, emotico-outrageous comic presence that was necessarily just too much. Today they are named Dirty Martini, Kitten On The Keys, Julie Atlas Muz, Evie Lovelle, Mimi Le Meaux or Roxy Roulette. These names contain entire (theatrical) programs.

New Year’s Eve New Burlesque Programme:

20:30 Cabaret New Burlesque
00:30 Jesse Evans in Concert
02:00 DJS Rocky Roulette and Xabi

The ticket costs €55 and includes a glass of Champagne and  some delicatessen.


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Paris Christmas Lights Map

Paris Street are Shining for Christmas: Paris Illumine Paris

1 December 2010 to mid-January 2011

On the occasion of Christmas and New Year, a true light path is deployed in over 125 districts, representing more than a hundred streets and squares of the capital.

Neighborhoods illuminated:

Rue de Richelieu, Paris 1
Rue Montorgueil, Passage des Panoramas, Paris 2e
Old streets of the Temple and Britain, Paris 3e
Rue Saint-Paul and Rambuteau, Paris 4e
Rue Mouffetard, Place de l’Eglise Saint-Médard and place of Contrescarpe, Paris 5e
Boulevard and the Place Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the Rue du Dragon, Paris 6e
Rue de Grenelle and Boulevard Raspail, Paris 7
Carré de Castellane, rue Royale and François 1er, Paris 8th
Streets and Vignon Caumartin, Paris 9e
Marché Saint-Quentin and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris 10e
Rue Oberkampf Paris 11e
Rue de Charenton and the Viaduc des Arts, Paris 12e
Avenue des Gobelins and Italy, Paris 13e
Streets of Alesia, Daguerre, and Brézin Didot, Paris 14e
Lecourbe streets and Cambronne, Paris 15e
Streets Duret, Lesueur, Pergolesi, des Belles Feuilles, Annunciation and Avenue de Passy, Paris 16e
Rue de Courcelles, Levis, Poncelet and avenue des Ternes, Paris 17e
Place and Rue des Abbesses, rue Lepic and High Montmartre, Paris 18e
Secretan Street and Avenue of Flanders, Paris 19e
Rue de Belleville, Jordan and the Pyrenees, Paris 20e …

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Christmas with Kids in Paris at Playmobil Park

Meet Father Christmas at Playmobil Fun Park

Playmobil Park, 22-24, Allée des Jachères, 94260 FRESNES
Phone: +33 (0) 1 49 84 94 44  – Website:

Playmobil FunPark Christmas festivities. On the programme: photo (€1) with Father Christmas (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday then every day from 18 December).

Creative workshop for personalizing gift cards (every day, 10.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm)…  All participants leave with a Playmobil FunPark 2011 calendar!

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Christmas Decorations in Paris Department Stores

Galerie Lafayette’s Musical Windows Theme

Galerie Lafayette, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 PARIS
Phone: +33 (0) 1 42 82 30 25  – Website:

christmas decorations galerie lafayetteAt Galerie Lafayette this year-end holiday theme will be this year by the current musicals.
A tree 20 m high gold-colored, turquoise and violet.
The facade of the store dressed in the famous light lace dress by Italian artist Valerio Festi;
The animated displays revisit musicals from the 50s to our days of “Hairspray” to “Mamma Mia” through “The Rockettes” or “The Soldat Rose”.

Workshops “Christmas tree decoration, 4, 11, December 18 at 14h, 15h30 and 17h and 9 and 16 December at 16h, 17h30 and 19h. Participation is free and no registration …

View Lafayette’s Christmas windows presentation video:

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Thai Restaurant for New Year’s Eve 2011

Le Comptoir de Thiou for a Etnic Chic Celebration

Le Comptoir de Thiou, 12 avenue George V, 75008 Paris
Phone: (0) 1 47 20 89 56 – Website:

THAI RESTAURANT NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011 IN PARISLe Comptoir de Thiou is a popular restaurant for many key players in the fashion and new trends, which see it as a place of rendezvous fashionable Paris. The ethnic and modern decor and the high quality cuisine in our restaurant are the keys to our success.

The kitchen at Le Comptoir de Thiou plays on the combination of flavors from Europe and Asia, resulting in revenues of our restaurant a unique and original character.

New Year’s Eve 2011 Thai Dinner
135 Euros

Glass of champagne or cocktail

Tasting Platter:

  • Chicken Skewers
  • Beef salad with lemongrass
  • Mini spring rolls Prawns


  • Crispy fried shrimp with basil
  • Rice as “Thiou”


  • The Crying Tiger as “in thiou”
  • Sticky Rice


Assorted Desserts:

  • Rice with coconut milk, palm sugar & vanilla ice cream
  • Soup & Exotic Fruit Infusion Tea »Spices Imperial”
  • Mini Chocolate Nems
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