The Best Magical Christmas Markets in Paris
It’s winter in Paris, but that’s no reason to stay inside! Throw on your coat and head out into the crisp December air, as [Paris is Paris] shows you the most magical Marchés de Noël the City of (Christmas) Lights has to offer.
1- MARCHÉ DE NOËL, CHAMPS-ELYSÉES
Date: From November 15th to January 4th
2- La Défense Marché de Noël
This is the largest of all the Christmas markets in Paris and certainly one of the merriest. Its 350 or so stalls are packed full of festive decorations, original presents and tasty treats. Set in the heart of the busy business district, the Christmas village makes for a quirky contrast with the tall skyscrapers. Come visit this glorious monument, enjoy the best holidays with the best-rated hotels in the region.
Date: From November 19th to December 27th
3- Notre Dame Cathedral
Nestled next door to Notre Dame at Square Viviani, this lovely market brings together more than 40 designers, craftspeople, sculptors, and performers. Every year, an enormous decorated tree is set in front of the Cathedral, making for perfect Christmas cards. Speaking of trees, the garden in Square Viviani has a tree that has been standing for over 400 years!.. book a hotel for a guided tour in the old city.
Date: From December 12th to December 23rd
Location: 2 rue du Fouarre, 75005 Paris, France
4- Alsacien, Gare de l’Est
This market specializes in delicacies brought over from the German-influenced Alsace region. This means that this is your perfect chance to try their bretzels(pretzels), pains d’épices (spiced bread), charcuterie, sauerkraut, mountain cheeses, white wines and eau-de-vie, gingerbread, and more! What other reasons are you looking for!?
Date: From December 3rd to December 18th
5- Féeries d’Auteuil
Christmas and food are almost synonymous, so there is no reason to miss a gourmet Christmas market — right” Besides the typical French cheese, wine, and champagne, there are many beautiful nativity scenes crafted by the community organization Apprentis d´Auteuil, which helps disadvantaged youth.
Date: From December 5th to December 13th
6- Quai Branly
Last, but not least, the Christmas market at Quai Branly could not have a more romantic location: at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. You will find Christmas ornaments, crafts, gift ideas, and, again, delicious treats. As every year, the ice skating rink is available for anyone who fancies an ice ride while in the shadow of the grandiose Eiffel Tower.
Date: From December 17th to January 3rd
Location: Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France