The biggest: The Great Palace of Mirrors

The 16 December to 9 January, The Grand Palais becomes frosted! The fourth edition of the Grand Ice Palace offers an impressive field of gliding of 3000m2, making it the largest skating rink in France. Enjoying this arctic cold, the huge Standing Wild Bear of Richard Orlinski hibernates in the middle of the track and eve on the future Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron from a height of 7 metres. Toddlers skaters have a space dedicated and secured, monitored, sometimes by the father Christmas himself! Shows and animations will follow in the nave. Each evening, the track turns into a real dancefloor giant with DJ’s, where the ice reflects the mirror balls and other beams of light.

The Great Palace of the Ice at the Grand Palais. 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower (Viii). December 16, 2018 January 9, 2019. Every day from 10h to 13h, 14h to 19h and 20h to 2h. Rates (skates included): 12€ for children, 17€ in the morning and 25€ in the afternoon for the adults. Single ticket price for the night: 29€.

The most ecological way: the skating rink of Versailles

The rink green 300m2 returns for the sixth consecutive year on the parvis of the Hotel de Ville of Versailles. In a winter wonderland and festive, while fir trees, chalet and Christmas decorations, large and small, can give heart to joy on the synthetic ice, which works without water or electricity, allowing significant savings of energy compared to arenas with traditional open sky. Then take a break to enjoy a crepe or a waffle with a hot drink. Place the slides with the castle of the Sun King as a backdrop for a change of scenery enchanting.

Rink green of Versailles. The forecourt of the Hotel de Ville to Versailles (78). From 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Every day from 10h to 12h30 and from 14h30 to 19h. Prices: 8€ with rental a pair of skates (adult) and€ 6 (children under 8 years of age). 4€ without skates.

The most high: the ice rink at The Grande Arche to The ice rink placed on the roof of The Grande Arche (92), the only area, where you can admire Paris. Grande arche

She is back on the roof of The Grande Arche for the second year in a row. At 110 meters in height, the roof-top terrace, putting on her coat to provide an atmosphere of 100% for the winter. With an ice rink, ecological ice, synthetic “Xtrem Slide” of 300m2, where you can admire the most beautiful parisian monuments. And what warm up: hot chocolate, mulled wine, pancakes… the mountain! Two night with DJ ‘ s are organized on 27 December and 3 January, from 18: 30 to 20: 30.

Rink on let ilo of The Grande Arche de la Defense. 1, parvis de la Défense, Puteaux (92). From 8 to 21 December 2018: Wednesdays and weekends from 10: 30 to 19h. From 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019: all day from 10.30 to 19h. Rates (access to the roof + entrance to the ice rink + exposure): 12€ (adults), 7€ (children from 3 to 12 years). Free for children under 3 years of age. Rental skates: 3€. Gloves mandatory.

The more “green”: the skating rink of the Tuileries

The new space gliding of the Tuileries garden will delight lovers of winter sports, with a length of 100 m and a surface area of 1200m2 in true ice. Jacks are provided for switching the rhythm of the music. Lined with fir trees, the sense of disorientation is guaranteed. Next, a second ice rink for children is home to penguins and a sled for the fun of it happily. Lace up underfoot, small and large will be able to see santa flying in the sky of Paris.

Rink of the garden of the Tuileries. Entrance on the rue de Rivoli (Ier). November 24, 2018 January 6, 2019. Monday to Thursday from 11h to 23h, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 00h45, Sunday, from 11am to 23: 45. The 25 and 31 December from 11h to 21h. Rates: 10€ renting a pair of skates (for adults) and 6€ (children).

The more synthetic: the ice rink of les Halles, The skating rink installed in the heart of the Canopy offers 200m2 of gliding synthetic. ALAIN POTIGNON

No need to leave Paname to lace up his skates. In order to show off on the ice to the rhythm of the music of Christmas, it can be found under the Canopy of les Halles, which welcomes once again a beautiful space to glide synthetic (200m2, the biggest of Paris) the holidays. But be careful, only the lucky holders of the loyalty card of the Forum (free, registration on the Internet) will be able to access it. We took the opportunity to enjoy the majestic Christmas tree is 22 meters high decorated with garlands, fairy and walk the thirty or so chalets in the Christmas market installed not far from there. The icing on the cake, skates and protections are available to visitors free of charge. The gloves are strongly recommended.

Rink the Forum des Halles. 101, rue Berger, level -1, on the Terrace (Ier). On December 8, 2018 January 6, 2019. From 14h to 19h on weekdays and from 11h to 19h on weekends and school holidays. Free, reserved for members of the loyalty program Forum des Halles.

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