What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

(December 7-13, 2017)

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This week, get into the holiday spirit with Christmas markets galore, a Kapla building workshop for the family, and a sky-high trampoline adventure.

Merry Christmas Markets

One of the most charming French holiday traditions is the local Christmas Market. And while this year the one on the Champs-Elysées is cancelled, Paris offers many other opportunities to soak in the yuletide spirit and shop for stocking stuffers. Whether your taste runs to Afro-Caribbean specialties, retro-vintage finds, or vegan treats, you can find the style and ambiance that’s right for you. Start this weekend at the Féerie d’Auteuil Christmas spectacular, featuring concerts, exhibits, shopping, performances and activities for kids, with the proceeds going to the Apprentis d’Auteuil association. ‘Tis the season to be giving!

When: Dec. 8-10, 2017, 11am-7pm
Where: Fondation Apprentis D’auteuil, 40 rue Jean de La Fontaine, 75016 Paris
 

 

© Guillaume Bontemps/Mairie de Paris

Building Stories

Paris Rendez-vous, the concept store at City Hall, is offering free Kapla construction workshops for little Parisians and their families through the end of the year. Centered around the theme “Tales and Legends”, the workshops will have Kapla experts on hand to help you and your kids develop your artistic and architectural abilities while building your favorite storybook castle or haunted mansion. Space is limited, so check the WEBSITE for times and reservations.

When: Through Jan 7, 2018, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Paris Rendez-Vous, 29 rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris

Jump for Joy

What’s better than seeing the view of Paris from the top of the Tour Montparnasse? How about seeing it from the top of the Tour Montparnasse on a trampoline? At Top Jump Paris, adults and children can leap, bounce and tumble with a 360° view of the city, over 200 meters up. Cap off the adventure with a hot chocolate or glass of champagne at the rooftop bar (be sure to check the website beforehand for closures due to weather). Happy Jumping!

When: Through Jan. 7, 2018, 2pm-6pm
: Tour Montparnasse – Montparnasse 56, 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris

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