Paris is a city with a certain magic; many a love story has had its passion ignited here. The city oozes romance, has a rich history and offers excellent opportunities for shoppers. Paris has something for all travellers no matter which month of the year.

Even though Paris is fairly quiet during January, visiting in the first month of the year does have its benefits. As there are fewer tourists, attractions are less crowded so you won’t need to queue as long for entrance to tourist attractions such as the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower.

Flights in January are cheaper due to the drop in tourism at this time of year. You will be able to find some great deals to Paris, so if you’re looking to travel on budget, January is a recommended time to go.

Hotels also have greater availability as there are fewer visitors to the city at this time of year. You can book a cheap hotel in Paris on the Accorhotels website by clicking here.

The weather in Paris at this time is very cold and you may even see it snow. It doesn’t tend to rain as much, though it is still worth packing some waterproof clothing just in case. You should also consider packing shoes that are good on ice as due to the cold temperatures, the pavements can become quite icy and slippery.

Disneyland Paris is magical at this time of year, especially if you visit at the beginning of the month as you may still get to experience some of their Christmas events. If it has been snowing then you will be in for a real treat as it looks even more enchanting.

For shopaholics, January is an exciting month to visit Paris as it’s the beginning of the winter soldes or sales. The start of Paris’ winter sales is 8th January 2014 and if you’re looking to find a bargain, make sure you arrive early at your favourite stores, before all of the best items are snapped up by other savvy shoppers.