Dipping into a fondue or raclette
You can’t visit Paris in winter without sampling these cheese specialities. It can be enjoyed all year around although the plummeting temperatures make fondue and raclette the ideal winter warmer. There are two types of fondue: Bourguignonne, beef, and Savoyarde – basically melted cheese and white wine heated in a pot for dipping bits of baguette. In raclette, the melted cheese is presented on a heated plate or spit to grate off onto bread. The Park Hyatt Vendôme serves upscale fondue and raclette in a chic mountain chalet décor.
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Ice skating at the Grand Palais
Not just one of the city’s best-loved museums, in December and January its impressive nave coiffed with a 1900s Art Nouveau glass roof transforms into the world’s biggest indoor ice rink. One of the most beautiful spots in the city, watch the shadows change on the ice as the sun shines through the glass. At night, the rink becomes a disco open until 2am.
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Experiencing stylish chalet living
Chalet style invaded Paris last year, converting the city’s bars into cosy pop-up hideouts of furry blankets and mulled wine. Bringing some of that sought-after hygge to Paris, it’s set to become an annual thing. Our favourite spots include the Park Hyatt Vendôme (as mentioned above), Le Perchoir rooftop bar and the Pavillon Puebla.
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