The best Christmas markets in Paris


22 March, 2024


26 March, 2024

As the countdown to Christmas begins, Paris transforms into an enchanting hive of Christmas markets and festive displays. With the scent of freshly baked pastries wafting along every corner and twinkling lights illuminating your way, it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year to visit The City of Light.

From the historic cobblestone streets of Montmartre to the iconic Champs-Élysées, each market offers a unique blend of lovingly-made crafts, tasty treats, and a delightfully festive ambience. Wrap up warm and prepare to be dazzled by the magic of Parisian Christmas markets – where every sip of mulled wine and bite of a sugar-dusted crepe is a moment to be savoured amidst the city's glittering lights.

La Défense Christmas Market

Step into a winter wonderland at the La Défense Christmas Market, and stroll through rows of beautifully decorated cabins offering artisanal crafts, gourmet delicacies, and delightful gifts. Immerse yourself in the festivities as you nibble on warm gingerbread - ideally paired with some mulled wine. The market's elegant setting and curated selection of hand-crafted goods make it a must-visit while you’re in the area.

Montmartre Christmas Market

Sitting above the city, Montmartre is a pretty Parisian neighbourhood renowned for its artistic history and as the home of the spectacular Basilica of Sacré-Cœur. Wander through its cobbled streets and you’ll soon discover the lovely Christmas market, featuring a good collection of stalls with locally-made crafts and traditional snacks.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas Market

Embrace the holiday cheer as you stroll past little alpine-style cabins in the cosy ambience of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas Market. A wonderful spot to pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends back at home, you’ll find everything from handmade toys and clothes to locally-produced wines and spirits. Afterwards, you can indulge in an evening of fine dining in one of the neighbourhood’s gourmet eateries.

Champs-Élysées Paris Christmas Market

Head to the epicentre of Paris’ festivities at the Champs-Élysées Christmas Market, where the city’s most famous avenue transforms into a dazzling spectacle of glowing lights. Admire the illuminated tree-lined boulevard as you peruse the many stalls of this bustling market, before testing your skills on the ice rink or soaking up the sights from above with a ride on the ferris wheel.

Notre Dame Christmas Market

Against the backdrop of the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Square Viviani, the Notre Dame Christmas Market is easily one of the most scenic destinations in the city. Amble by the charming wooden huts adorned with fairy lights and festive decorations, selling all kinds of beautiful items; baubles, cashmere scarves, and handmade jewellery are just a few of the delightful things you’ll find as you make your way around. Meanwhile, foodies will relish the opportunity to tuck into some hot chestnuts and sample the wide selection of local cheeses.

Alsatian Christmas Market in Gare de l'Est

Transport yourself to the enchanting surroundings of Alsace at the Alsatian Christmas Market in Gare de l'Est. Explore the quaint wooden chalets, offering an array of specialities from vendors who have travelled from the region to bring their traditional fare to the streets of Paris; think charcuterie hampers, tempting pâtisserie, and crisp sparkling wines.

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