Paris absolutely lights up during the holiday season. It's understated and festive. Spend a day walking around Paris just taking it in. But, don't forget to walk inside the city's hotels, stores, and museums that decorate and go all out for the holidays. It's definitely worth fighting the crowds in order to get a peak at the trimmings. I personally loved the Christmas trees.
The Musee d'Orsay became the place to be during a gala event hosted by the American Friends of the Musee d'Orsay. The night was in honor of the opening of the renovated galleries at the Musee d'Orsay. I love parties where art is the center of attention and people are just having a great time. And, there is something about being in a museum at night. The d'Orsay really shined that evening. Bravo to the American Friends of the Musee d'Orsay. All of the galleries at the museum are now open to the public.