Pictured on this page is a shot of Place de la Concorde in Paris, decorated with a festive and elegant Christmas tree. Concorde is just a skip and a jump away from the glimmering lights and Christmas market on the nearby "Champs", so it can be a good place to start if you want to venture out for a festive stroll. Also make sure to see our guide to Christmas lights in Paris in 2012 for a more complete list of where you can soak up a little holiday cheer.
Click through to see our 2012 gallery of Christmas and holiday decorations in Paris, from Christmas markets to ice-skating rinks and light-decked trees. And if you want still more inspiration, check out our Paris holiday window displays from past years.