Installed just today at the Place de la Concorde, the biggest Christmas tree in all of Europe is currently delighting both visitors and inhabitants of Paris with its impressive beauty. Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can be equally delighted by visiting the tree, which will be up until January 3, 2013, during their visit to Paris.
The tree stands tall at an amazing 35 meters high, right in the middle of one of the most majestic squares in Paris, the Place de la Concorde. The tree has been brought to this spot thanks to the children’s television network Nickelodeon and the Paris City Hall. The height of the tree equals that of another major monument in the Concorde area: the Obélisque.
The tree is a natural coniferous tree that has come from a forest in the French town of Moselle. It was chosen in partnership with the forest agency the Office National des Forêts. Those who are concerned about the environment can rest assured that this tree comes from a forest that is managed sustainably.
It took a whole three days for the tree to reach the city of Paris from Moselle, in an extraordinary convoy. After that, a week was spent decorating the tree with hundreds of LED lights, again in an effort to reduce the environment impact.
Those who visit this giant Christmas tree can therefore wonder at how they managed to get so many sparkling lights on such a large tree. They can also take a trip down the Champs-Elysées in order to enjoy the lights decorating the streets of that glitzy avenue. Those who want to make a whole day out of the visit can also ride the enjoyable Grande Roue Ferris wheel, also at the Place de la Concorde, for a panoramic view of Paris.