Christmas Markets and Christmas decorating in France

From November 11, 2016 to January 08, 2017
  • Marché de Noël, Paris

    Marché de Noël, Paris

    © Flickr - Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

  • Marché de Noël, Strassbourg

    Marché de Noël, Strassbourg

    © Flickr - Vincent Dujardins

  • Marché de noël Colmar

    Marché de noël Colmar

    © Flickr - Office de Tourisme de Colmar

Christmas Markets and Christmas decorating in France

Do you love everything that has to do with Christmas? Then you should read on, here you will find 30 of the finest French towns if you want to get in the Christmas spirit.

From November 16th until January 4th French towns and villages will sparkle and shine in celebration of Christmas and New Year. During this period, you can visit the traditional Christmas markets, where you will find local crafts, traditional decorations and typical products of the area.

In the large cities, the malls will transform their windows into magical fairytale stories and monuments, squares, streets, parks and facades will be decorated for the occasion.

 

Christmas Markets only one hour's drive from the airport

Paris and Ile-de-france

  • Christmas Market on Champs-Elysées from november 11th 2016 until January 2nd 2017, open from 10.30 AM until midnight
  • Christmas Market in Saint Germain des Prés from november 13th 2016 until January 8th 2017, open from 10.00 AM until 7.00 PM
  • Christmas Market at Abbesses - Montmartre from the end of november 2016 until january 1st 2017, open from 10.00 AM until 5.00 PM
  • Christmas Market from Alsace at Gare de l'Est from the beginning of december until mid-december 2016, open from 9.00 AM until 8.00 PM (sundays from 10.00 AM until 7.00 PM)
  • Christmas Market at Gare Saint Lazare from mid-november until December 25th 2016
  • Christmas Market at Féerie d'Auteuil from the 7th until the 15th december 2016, open from 11.00 AM until 7.00 PM
  • Christmas village - Trocadéro on Ice - from december 15th 2016 until januar 3rd 2017, from 11.00 AM until 8.00 PM (Christmas Market and ice rink at the Eiffeltower)
  • Champs de Mars on Ice from december 15th until januar 3rd 2017
  • Christmas village - Quai Branly - from december 2016
  • Christmas in Provins – on december 10th & 11th you have the opportunity to experience the fifth medieval christmas market in Provins, which of cause is lit by candle lights in the evening.

 

Alsace

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  • Christmas Market in Colmar from november 25th until December 31st 2016
  • Christmas Market in Eguisheim from November 25th until december 23rd 2016
  • Christmas Market in Mulhouse from november 24th until december 28th 2016
  • Christmas Market in Ribeauvillé from December 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th 2016
  • Christmas Market in Riquewihr from november 26th until december 25th 2016
  • Strasbourg has around 300 christmas stalls placed on 11 different adresses in the city and is one of the biggest christmas markets I Europe. As an example, you can visit Place de la Cathédral from november 25th until December 31st 2016

 

Côte d'Azur

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  • Christmas Market in Cannes on Allées de la Liberté from the end of november until the beginning of january
  • Christmas Market in Nice at Place Masséna from the start of december until beginning of january
  • Christmas Market in Menton on several adresses in the city from the beginning of december until the beginning of january
  • Christmas Market in Villeneuve-Loubet from the beginning of december until Christmas eve

 

Other regions

Of course you can also find beautiful Christmas markets in other regions – you will find more information on those by following these links:

 

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