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The city of Paris welcomes – during Christmas – tourists and visitors superbly with thousands of lights and ornaments, more than 125 squares and streets are lit up and decorated with streamers, garlands, lights of all kinds, Christmas trees and multi-colored Christmas balls. Among the most beautiful lighting there are those of the Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Boulevard Saint-Germain, rue de Richelieu, Place Vendome, Forum des Halles and Eiffel Tower.
Among the many Christmas markets in Paris, definitely not to be missed are: the Christmas Market at La Défense, the ultra-modern center of the capital, then to visit are the markets housed in the old heart of Paris such as Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Place Saint-Sulpice, and of course those that take place along the Champs-Elysées and close to the Eiffel Tower (Trocadero). Do not miss to visit the famous Parisian department stores like Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, Le Bon Marché and BHV, which organized during the Christmas special windows.
PARIS CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Markets 2018:
22 November – 30 December 2018 (Le Village de Noël sur le Parvis de La Défense)
1 December – 31 December 2018 (Marché de Noël Boulevard Saint-Germain)
14 November – 23 December 2018 (Marché de Noël Paris Notre-Dame)
Christmas Market at La Défense (Le Village de Noël sur le Parvis de La Défense). This Christmas market, the largest in the Paris region with over 350 wooden chalets, offering a large variety of Christmas crafts and cuisine of the French regions. The market of la Défense is one of the most beautiful of the French capital, especially in the evening when the surrounding buildings are illuminated, creating a unique setting.
Opening: 22 November – 30 December 2018. Opening Hours: open every day from 11.00 to 20.00.
Getting there: Underground: Grande Arche de la Défense. RER: La Défense.
Village de Noël du Champs de Mars. An ice rink of 300 m2 and a Christmas market which consists of more than 100 wooden chalets located just in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Opening: We are waiting for the 2018 dates. Opening Hours:
Christmas Market in Notre-Dame (Marché de Noël Paris Notre Dame, Paris 5e). Christmas market devoted to the arts and crafts next to the cathedral of Notre Dame (Quai Montebello, Square Viviani). The market is located in a beautiful setting and is made up of 28 exhibitors.
Opening: 14 December – 23 December 2018. Opening Hours: open every day from 10.00 to 20.00. On Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 21.00.
Getting there: Underground: Maubert.
Christmas market on the Boulevard Saint-Germain (Marché de Noël du Boulevard Saint-Germain). Christmas market with 40 chalets on the Boulevard Saint Germain. In this Christmas market you can explore many flavors and aromas and discover quality craftsmanship.
Opening: 1 December – 31 December 2018. Opening hours: open every day from 10.00 to 21.00.
Marché de Noël Forum des Halles.Christmas market Forum des Halles. 3rd shopping center in France, 75 000m² of commercial space … are the vertiginous figures of the Forum des Halles de Paris. Christmas market with 40 chalets.
Opening: 1st December 2018 – 6th January 2019. Opening hours: Open daily from 10h to 21h.
Info: 2A ORGANISATION T. 02 40 84 32 32. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Invalides Christmas Market (Marché de Noël aux Invalides). « Noël aux Invalides », the Musée de l’Armée opens its doors for 2 weeks to exhibitors who prefer French quality products. Installed at the foot of the Dôme, the 40 chalets of Christmas and the illuminations will make you feel the magic of the holidays of end of the year! The Invalides Christmas Market wishes to promote the know-how of our best craftsmen and the quality of French and European products.
Opening: We are waiting for the 2018 dates. Opening hours: Open from 11:30 to 19:00 every day, early closing on December 24 (16.30). Closed on December 25th.
Info: 2A ORGANISATION Tel. 02 40 84 32 32. E-mail: email@example.com
Getting there: Underground: La Tour-Maubourg, Varenne o Ecole Militaire
Christmas Market des Fééries d’Auteuil (Marché de Noël des Fééries d’Auteuil, Paris 16e). Market organized by the Fondation d’Auteuil in 40 rue Jean de La Fontaine – 75016 Paris. Christmas Market which is a combination of creativity and tradition. The visitor will find foie gras, cheeses and wines, as well as jewelry, paintings. There will also be an exhibition of cribs made by young apprentice at Auteuil. Entertainment for children and adults, concerts by choirs of children and adults, historic carousel, music bands.
Opening: We are waiting for the 2018 dates. Opening Hours: open from 11 to 19.
Info: Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil, 40 rue Jean de La Fontaine, 75016 Paris. Tél. : 01 44 14 75 75
Getting there: Underground: Jasmin.
Christmas market at Place des Abbesses, Paris 18e. Christmas Market with about twenty wooden chalets organized by the association of traders Lepic-Abbesses. Children are at the center of the animations of this Christmas market, there will indeed be special shows dedicated to them.
Opening: We are waiting for the 2018 dates. Opening Hours: open every day from 10 to 20.
Getting there: Underground: Abbesses.
OTHER EVENTS OF CHRISTMAS IN PARIS REGION:
Christmas in Disney Village – Disneyland Paris (Eurodisney).
Opening: 10 November 2018 – 6 January 2019. Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 19:00 / 22:00.
Getting there: RER: Marne la Vallée – Chessy.
Salon Noël Gourmand de Paris. This event focuses on food and gastronomy and takes place in the Cité de la Mode et du Design where are found the best craftsmen of French gastronomy.
Opening: 14 December – 17 December 2018. Opening Hours: Friday from 10.00 to 20.00; Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00; Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00; Monday from 10.00 to 18.00.
3) Also of interest are visits to the Parisian churches that offer to admire beautiful cribs (crèches de Noël), among the most beautiful ones are those of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris (District: Notre-Dame/Quartier Latin; Metro: Cité), and of the churches of Saint- Laurent (District: La Villette/Belleville/Canal Saint-Martin; Metro: Gare de l’Est), Saint-François Xavier (District: Saint-Germain-des-Prés/Musée d’Orsay/Montparnasse; Metro: Saint François-Xavier) and Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois (District: Champs-Elysées/Louvre; Metro: Louvre-Rivoli).
Christmas Market in Montparnasse (Marché de Noël à Montparnasse – place Raoul-Dautry, Paris 15e). The market which consists of 40 chalets takes place at the foot of the Montparnasse Tower (Parvis de la Gare Montparnasse), in place Raoul Dautry here you will find a great selection of local products and quality. Centre Commercial du Montparnasse – 15e.
Opening: We are waiting for dates 2018. Opening Hours: open every day.
Getting there: Underground: Montparnasse-Bienvenue.
Christmas Market Les Galeries Lafayette (Marché de Noël Galeries Lafayette boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e).
Opening: We are waiting for dates 2018. Opening Hours: Open Monday to Saturday from 09.30 to 20.00.
Getting there: Underground: Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette
Christmas Market in Sèvres (Village de Noël Sèvres, Paris 7e). This Christmas market consists of fifteen stalls on the Square Boucicaut (Rue de Sèvres).
Opening: We are waiting for dates 2018. Opening Hours: from 10.00 to 20.00.
Getting there: Underground: Vaneau.
Christmas Market on Place Saint-Sulpice (Village de Noël, place Saint-Sulpice, Paris 6e). This Christmas market with 40 log cabins offers a wide variety of Christmas crafts and culinary specialties of the French regions.
Opening: We are waiting for dates 2018. Opening Hours: open every day from 10 to 20.
Getting there: Underground: Saint Sulpice. RER: Saint Michel – Notre Dame.
Christmas market on the Champs Elysées (Village de Noël des Champs-Elysées, Marché de Noël sur les Champs-Elysées, Paris 8e). It is a thematic market. The market extends from the roundabout of the Champs-Elysees to the Place de la Concorde, with over 200 wooden chalets. This Christmas market offers a great variety of Christmas crafts and culinary specialties of the French regions. The Champs-Elysees is decorated with more than 400 lit Christmas trees, and Christmas decorations and illuminations of the famous Parisian street stretch for almost 2.5 km.
Opening: We are waiting for dates 2018. Opening Hours: open every day from 12.00 to 24.00 (Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 1.00).
Getting there: Underground: Charles de Gaulle Etoile. RER: Charles de Gaulle – Etoile.
Craftsmen’s Village of the Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées (Village des Artisans d’Art du Marché de Noël des Champs Élysées). This year, more than thirty workshops are to share with you their passion and knowledge. Demonstrations, discoveries and original gifts await you.
Opening: We are waiting for dates 2018. Opening Hours: open every day from 11.00 to 23.00 and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Getting there: Métro: Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau (Lines 1 e 13), Concorde (Lines 1, 8 e 12), Franklin D. Roosevelt (lines 1 e 9).