1. Parisian Christmas trees are downright dinky.
It makes sense — most Parisian apartments are pretty dinky, too. But these trees look like little munchkins.
2. Rather bewilderingly, Parisians (and the French in general) adore having outdoor fairs in dead winter.
Up goes the big sparkly Ferris wheel at Place de Concorde and the fête foraine at Bastille. It brings you into a whole new sensory realm to have icy air zipping past your ears as you get flung upside down.