If you’re spending this Christmas period in France, we know how important it can be to find a good Christmas dinner in Paris! If you’re looking for a Christmas Dinner cruise, somewhere to eat on Christmas Eve in Paris or even for a Christmas lunch in Paris, you have lots of options!
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Christmas Dinner on Paris Cruises
Some of the most famous river cruises in Paris are offering a different option for you to enjoy your Christmas in Paris. Including Christmas Eve lunches and dinners and dining out on Christmas Day itself!
Vedettes de Paris
Vedettes de Paris is a great Parisian boat cruise which are offering a Christmas Eve Dinner. Costing €75 per person, the dinner takes place Jardin d’Hiver in the Salon des Vedettes at the foot of the Eiffel tower! Both services include a full complete menu, with a welcome glass of champagne. It starts at 8pm on the 24th of December.
One of the most famous river cruises, the Bateaux-Mouches is inviting families to experience a Christmas Day lunch cruise. In their glass-paneled boats, you’ll be able to enjoy a spectacular moving panorama of Paris and it’s monuments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Their special Christmas menu includes a bottle of wine between 2 people and a full delicious menu including cheeses, foie gras, and stuffed free-range chicken. Prices are €90 per person and €55 per child with a childrens menu. It starts boarding at 12.30pm and lasts until 2.45pm!
Christmas Eve Dinner in Paris
If you’re looking to find a great restaurant to eat at for Christmas Eve in Paris it can be tricky but there are a few options!
For a truly special Christmas dinner, might we suggest the iconic Moulin Rouge! Since their kitchen brigade has been at the helm of Chef David Le Quellec, the Moulin Rouge has been receiving rave reviews from its patrons. They’ve even been included in the highly-respected Gault & Millaut Restaurant Guide!
You can make your reservations in advance online for their dazzling Christmas evening starting at 6:30pm. Including a 5 courses dinner served with Champagne bubbles by Laurent-Perrier (half a bottle per guest) – count 230€ per guest including the Féérie show!
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82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris
A great central location for Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve in Paris is L’Opera restaurant! At 88€ per head, it’s an option which is not too incredibly pricey, they can also offer a vegetarian option on request.
1 Place Jacques Rouche
The Four Seasons George V hotel is home to Le Cinq restaurant, a up-market fancy establishment! For the staggering price of 700€ you can get their special Christmas menu and eat while listening to live jazz quarter, head over between 3.30pm and 6.30pm to enjoy a gospel choir too!
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
31 avenue George V, 75008 Paris
You can find more info and book on their website
Les Ombres is an INSIDR favourite in terms of restaurants and this year they are offering a lovely Christmas menu for all to enjoy while taking in a breath-taking view of the Eiffel Tower! A little bit more pricey at €170 per person but definitely worth the high class level of food! More of a seafood themed meal but their creamy truffle risotto is a must have!
27 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
You can find out more about their menu and book online on their website
Christmas Day and Christmas Lunch in Paris
Christmas day in Paris is a little bit more tricky with places to eat but there are a range of restaurants open which serve a Christmas lunch, a Christmas menu or normal traditional French food!
Le Violon d’Ingres
This Michelin starred restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Paris, with their prices only slightly higher than a traditional brasserie, it’s a must try! On Christmas Day and Eve they are offering an exquisitive tasting menu for €150 per person which isn’t too bad for such incredible food!
This high class French cuisine restaurant is offering Christmas festive options for lunch and dinner with no fixed menu. Expect prices of €100+ but the food is absolutely incredible!
84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
You can make enquiries and book online through their website
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
This exquisite dining establishment is hosting a festive menu from the 19th of Decemember, offering a 5 course meal of €170+ depending on what options you select. They also offer to host private groups of 10+ people for a different rate and different options.
If you’re not celebrating Christmas or want a more relaxed feeling, you can go to one of our INSIDR favourites. Café Constant offer modern French cuisine at competitive prices and the staff are lovely. Their food is delicious and the atmosphere will be sure to make it special, even if you’re not festive!
139 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
You can find out more about this lovely restaurant on their website
Or head over to Bofinger, a traditional French brasserie that are offering a festive set menu at noon on the 25th of Decemember. Competitive prices and choice of foods make this a nice relaxed place to spend your Christmas!