There's a lot to love in Paris during the holiday season. (Can we just say window displays at Galeries Lafayette?!) Christmas markets, hot mulled wine, an ice skating rink in front of the Hôtel de Ville, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées covered in white lights... For those planning to spend the holidays in Paris, we've sleuthed out one of the coolest Christmas gifts we've seen in awhile. The Hotel Plaza Athénée, the bastion of luxury on the Avenue Montaigne, has partnered with the Château of Versailles to offer guests a unique and everlasting Christmas gift for future generations: "Buy your own tree and plant your roots in French History."
Local agencies have embarked on an important project to replant the legendary Versailles forest around the Château, and you can contribute to this beautiful natural landscape with your very own tree. "My Private Tree” is a limited-time offer because there are only 10 trees available, each valued at 1000 euros. Priced from 1428 euros in a Deluxe Room (with a guaranteed upgrade to a Junior Suite), the package includes your own tree at the Château de Versailles with the ownership certificate and your name engraved at Versailles. You'll also have free access to the Château for a full year. Retire to the Plaza Athénée for two nights of bliss, daily Continental breakfast for two included, along with a bottle of organic Champagne. Available until December 28, 2011.