The Night Before Christmas In Paris
Dec. 24, 2013, Paris, France: Paul and Vicki Terhorst assimilated to the French traditional Christmas when they took to enjoying the streets and oysters of Paris…
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
Fifteen years ago Vicki and I spent our first Christmas in Paris.
We stayed in Paris all that winter and decided Paris makes winter the best season of all. Museums, shows, fairs, conferences...Paris in winter runs at full speed. Everything stays open, without the sporadic closings that plague the rest of the year. French chefs cook better food in winter, with more game and heavier, tastier sauces. Fewer tourists clog up the city. I remember one rainy, cold Saturday morning, I raced to the Louvre to be there when it opened. For several minutes I had the Mona Lisa to myself.
As an aside, most tourists arrive and depart Paris on weekends. I figure they rarely want to take in a museum on either their first or final day. So Saturday mornings become the best time to visit the Louvre, Orsay, or other usually crowded museums.