The most popular Christmas markets in Paris

Seasonal goodies ©ErasmusOfParis/Flickr

Will you spend your Christmas in Paris or maybe just a couple of days during December? Well, if the answer is “yes”, I suggest you not to miss to visit at least one of the most popular Christmas markets in Paris. A visit to a Parisian Christmas market is undoubtedly a memorable experience. The festive atmosphere fills all the beautifully decorated stands. You can buy perfect gifts for your loved ones. You can also buy gorgeous Christmas tree decorations for your tree. Besides, there are delicious foods and drinks on offer. If you would like to find out which are the best Christmas markets in Paris, all you have to do is to read the following article.

Saint Germain des Prés Village of Father Christmas

Starting on the 6th of December and ending on the 2nd of January, this Village of Father Christmas is with no doubt an unforgettable experience. It occurs along the Saint Germain Boulevard. The Christmas market offers about 30 magical chalets which are full of seasonal goodies and gorgeous gifts. The fantastic market is open every day. (December 2012)

Seasonal goodies ©ErasmusOfParis/Flickr

La Défense Christmas Market

Another spectacular market runs from the 21st of November until the 29th of December at Parvis de la Défense. It is considered one of the largest and most authentic Christmas markets in Paris. The almost 300 magical chalets are richly decorated, offering delicious seasonal goodies and wonderful gifts to the visitors. You can buy different sort of presents, ranging from artworks to Christmas tree decorations. The market is open every day. (December 2012)

Mulled wine and crepes at a Christmas Market in Paris ©austinevan/Flickr

Montparnasse Christmas Village

If you would like to buy local or regional products, the Montparnasse Christmas Village is the right place to go. The market takes place between the 5th and 30th of December. Besides enjoying the delicious products, visitors have the occasion to purchase fantastic gifts for their loved ones. It can be visited every day. (December 2012)

Trocadéro Christmas Village

One of the most popular Christmas markets, “Trocadéro on Ice” takes place on the Place du Trocadéro, near the Eiffel Tower. Besides the fantastic chalets, it offers opportunity for ice skating. Among the highlights of the market are a giant ingloo, the ice rink and giant snowman. The market takes place between the 13th of December and the 6th of January. It is open daily from 11:00 to 20:00. (December 2012)

Trocadéro Christmas Village ©dalbera/Flickr

Gare de l’Est Christmas Market

It takes place at the Gare de l’Est between the 30th of November and the 15th of December. Visitors can enjoy delicious seasonal goodies, such as gingerbread, pretzels, chocolates, Alsatian delicatessen and so on. It can be visited every day. (December 2012)



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