@florian when I was in paris for Christmas last year, most places were closed on Christmas day itself but everywhere was open on both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, so I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble finding places that are open
It wasnt insanely crowded, when I was there, but not empty either, the Christmas Markets, seemed to get a fair amount of touristy business, but those should (mostly) be closed by the time you’re there I think?
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