The Best Magical Christmas Markets in Paris

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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.



The iconic Christmas market has found a new home in as equally a swanky spot as its previous location: the Tuileries gardens situated right in front of the Louvre. Dubbed La Magie de Noel (The Magic of Christmas), the market features a giant ice rink, a ferris wheel and 120 stalls serving up Christmas food specialties from 20 French regions. There’s also a host of artisans showcasing and selling their creations, and kids can look forward to a free theatre and a Guignol puppet show on weekends.

Date: From November 15th to January 4th

Location: Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France

2- La Défense Marché de Noël

La Défense

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

Location: Esplanade de La Défense, 92800 Paris-La Défense

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3- Notre Dame Cathedral

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

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

Location: Place du 11 novembre 1918, 75010 Paris, France

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5- Féeries d’Auteuil

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

Location: 40 rue Jean de La Fontaine, 75016 Paris, France

6- Quai Branly

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

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Where to Stay in Paris

There’s a massive choice, and prices are generally reasonable considering this is a capital city. We’d advise picking somewhere within easy walking distance of a metro so that you can easily get around all the sights in this itinerary.

Our favourite way to find the best deals on accommodation is to book directly on the hotel website. usually have the best rate available thanks to our collaborators that feeds us with Exclusive and live Promo and deals.

  • Le Lapin Blanc, a Hotel just a 5-minute walk from Cluny-La Sorbonne Metro station. he best rate available online. You can modify or cancel your booking without fee until 2 days at noon before your arrival. Get a discount of 10% using promocode WEBACK2019 .
  • Des Duc Hotels, a few steps from Chatelet, the Louvre and Notre Dame. Get a discount of 10% using code WEBACK.
  • Concortel paris hotel, Reserve directly on website and get 15% reduction compared to other tariffs available online. free breakfast during week-end stays reserved via Hotel Website.
  • Hotel Saint honore, Just a short walk from the Champs Elysées and the Madeleine, the hotel Saint Honore is ideally situated for direct access to the Paris airports (CDG, Orly) and the 4 main train stations. BEST RATE GUARANTEE Get 25% off for your 3 nights stay !
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