Plan Your Trip to Paris in January

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If you are planning a trip to Paris in January, this article is for you! (And even if you are only seeing this in January, it’s not too late!!)

Here you will find all the most fabulous events and exhibitions happening in January, the best places to partake in a shopping spree during Paris’ famous les soldes d’hiver (winter sales), some of our favorite places to eat from quaint bistros to the best crêpes for eating your heart out, and in case you are just now deciding yes I want to go to Paris, we have also included some of our favorite places (including some new ones!) to take our rest after long days counting steps in the French capital.

Weather is almost certain to be chilly in January in Paris, so be sure to pack your most fabulous wintery looks. Happy traveling!

Lh Design Lovers Guide to Paris January

What to See

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The charming Montmartre area of Paris (Photo by Jeff Frenette)

By now, we already know the must-sees in Paris, but during the month of January, there are tons of fabulous special exhibitions, and design shows ready for discovery.

At Musée des Arts Décoratifs, you have “Iris Van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses” on until the 28th of April, 2024 (along with a number of other fabulous MAD Paris exhibitions!).

Sølve Sundsbø for Iris van Herpen, Hypersonic Speed ​​Top, Capriole Collection , 2018 | Private collection Iris van Herpen © DR | Courtesy Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Sølve Sundsbø for Iris van Herpen, Hypersonic Speed ​​Top, Capriole Collection , 2018 | Private collection Iris van Herpen © DR | Courtesy Musée des Arts Décoratifs

For a delightful Parisian experience visit the grand Opéra National de Paris. If you plan to attend the opera, be sure to check out the nearby Hotel Indigo or Hotel Touraine Opera.

For design, you simply cannot miss this year’s Paris Déco Off, from the 17th to the 21st of January 2024, where the best suppliers for all things interior design, from textile to wallpaper, enliven showrooms around the Parisian streets. Party at night on Saturday the 20th from 6:30 – 10:30 pm. L’Ameublement Français will showcase Haute Facture in all its splendor in a multi-faceted, immersive, and timeless exhibition across four showrooms. The event highlights craft, talent, and exclusive pieces designed specially for the occasion.

Paris Déco Home, during the same time as Déco Off, is your fix for home décor and art of living, from furniture to lighting and accessories, where each house opens its space between the first eight arrondissements.

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The January 2024 edition of Maison & Objet at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center from the 18th to the 22nd takes on interior design, furniture, and all home decor for its 30th anniversary. The M&O program also includes exhibits in the city center. Be sure to take a look and be inspired!

Where to Shop

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Prada Paris (Photo by Hugo Delauney)

It is in the crispy air of the month of January that Paris holds its infamous Les Soldes D’Hiver (Winter Sales), available in all stores from the 11th of January onwards.

Be sure to check your favorite boutiques and then some for these special sales. We won’t miss a visit to Printemps, Le Bon Marché, or the iconic and newly renovated La Samaritaine. For more exclusive offers, go to L’Artyrie Paris, 58m, and Soi Paris in the chic Marais neighborhood. And, of course, visit your favorite designer brand stores. Hermès Paris Faubourg Saint Honoré shop is always a must!

Love antiques? The Paris Flea Market, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, also often referred to as Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt or simply Les Puces (The Fleas), is a must! If you have never been before, we highly suggest a private tour with The Antiques Diva & Co..

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Where to Eat

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(Photo property of Les Deux Magots)

Apart from going to Les Deux Magots for your French bistro dream dinner, these restaurants will incite your appetite and bring a smile to your face. This is also near Paris Deco Off’s left bank showrooms if this happens to be your reason for visiting Paris.

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(Photo property of Les Ambassadeurs)

The restaurants at Cheval Blanc Hotel are not to be missed, curated by chef Arnaud Donckele. As well as Les Ambassadeurs at Hotel de Crillon.

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(Photo property of Guy Savoy)

Guy Savoy earned recognition for being the best restaurant in the world by La Liste in 2022; a must visit! Finally, if you love macarons and fuschia as much as we do, a stop at Fauchon should definitely be on your list!

Also, do note that on the 6th of January, the whole country celebrates Epiphany Day by eating a traditional Galette des Rois with a flute of champagne, available at any boulangerie near you! If you are in town, be sure to indulge!

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Still Need to Book a Hotel?

If you are checking for hotels, read on for our top picks, specially selected as the perfect places to get around the main Parisian neighborhoods!

You can never go wrong with one of the many Hyatt locations or the ever-perfect Hôtel Ritz Paris with its Chanel Spa), but there are many other fabulous hotels waiting for your visit as well!

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Le Royal Monaceau Raffles Paris (Near Champs-Élysées)
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RELAIS CHRISTINE w/Guerlain Spa (Saint Germain des Prés) paris january 2024
Relais Christine w/Guerlain Spa (Saint Germain des Prés)
NOLINSKI PARIS (1st arr.) paris january 2024
Nolinski Paris (1st arr.)
JULIANA HOTEL PARIS (Near the Eiffel Tower) paris january 2024
Juliana Paris Hotel (Near the Eiffel Tower)
J.K. PLACE PARIS (7th arr., near Seine) paris january 2024
J.K. Place Paris (7th arr., near Seine)
HOTEL BAUME Paris (Saint Germain des Prés) paris january 2024 koket
Hotel Baume (Saint Germain des Prés)
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Have Time for a Spa or Need a Hair Salon?

DIOR SPA PLAZA ATHENEE (Nothing says "at the spa in Paris" better than this!)
Dior Spa Plaza Athenee (Nothing says “at the spa in Paris” better than this!)
DAVID MALLETT (French girl hair by the master himself!) paris january 2023
David Mallett (French girl hair by the master himself!)
MARISOL PARIS (Hair art & Handmade Extensions) paris january 2023
Marisol Paris (Hair art & Handmade Extensions)

Feature Image by Léonard Cotte on Unsplash

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