Four Reasons to Visit Paris in 2013

As we approach the end of 2012 it’s that time of year where many begin planning their holidays for the coming year. Well if you’re wondering where would be a good place to go in 2013 then look no further than the French capital which has a host of exciting events to come in the New Year. Here you have some of the best from each season.


Winter – Valentine’s Day

Not specific to 2013, but this is just as important next year as it always is. There is no place better to spend February 14th than in the City of Love and with Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday next year it is the perfect opportunity to take a long weekend city break to the French capital with your loved one.

With countless beautiful dining spots across the city and plenty of quality stores to buy that special gift, Paris is the perfect Valentine’s Day location.


Photo Credit: Flickr user – y.caradec

Spring – The French Open

The French Open Tennis Championship at Roland Garros is always special, but could be even more so next year with so many players at the top of their game right now.

World Number One Novak Djokovic is of course a favourite, while Roger Federer proved he still has it by winning Wimbledon in 2012. The King of Clay Rafa Nadal will be back defending his crown, while Andy Murray has now won his first grandslam and is looking for number two.

This all points to an exciting tournament, which is always a lot of fun in the May French sunshine!


Summer – Bastille Day

On July 14th each year the whole of France celebrate Bastille Day, marking the storming of Bastille prison in 1789 which was the start of the French Revolution. The nation celebrates with fireworks, concerts and a tasty doughnut-type treat called a ‘chi chi’.

And as you can imagine, Paris takes these celebrations and puts its own big-city spin on them. There will be fireworks set off from closeby the Eiffel Tower and there are parties all night long. And if looking for something a little quieter then check out the military parade on the Champs-Elysées.

Photo Credit: Flickr user – Bob Jagendorf

Autumn – Paris Autumn Festival

This is perhaps Paris’ biggest cultural festival with highlights from the worlds of theatre, dance, film, photography and more all present. A lot of the events and exhibitions are a little experimental and many debut at the Paris festival. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t impressive, rather that each new show always has plenty of potential.

The events for the festival take place across the city in a number of locations. The total audience each year is around 100’000 people, making I one of Europe’s most popular arts festivals. Be sure to head along if visiting Paris next autumn.


No matter what season you choose to visit Paris, you can be sure that you’ll find some quality and comfortable accommodation with an apartment from All-Paris-Apartments. With places to choose from in all corners of the city you can find the perfect spot for your city break.


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