Experience French Delights at Paris Christmas Markets
Paris is known as the City of Light and at no time more so than during the holiday season. Christmas Markets in Paris are a great place to find unique seasonal gifts - and to experience the real magic of this great city. The world famous shopping areas of Paris are at their best too.
Throughout Paris, there are streets filled with a wide range of attractive Christmas markets, brimful of gifts and delectable food. Here's the pick of the best Christmas Markets in Paris.
Marché de Noël, Champs-Elysées
On the most glamorous thoroughfare in Paris, more than 200 traditional stalls market their seasonal wares, from local souvenirs to French delicacies. Hundreds of Christmas trees line the route from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Go at night for a truly unforgettable experience.
Marché de Noël Alsacien, Gare de l'Est
The Alsatian Christmas Market isn't to be missed by anyone keen on food. It's in the forecourt of the majestic Gare de l'Est rail station and the focus is on produce from the Alsace region. Expect delicious sausages, fine wines and choucroute, the local take on sauerkraut.
Marché de Noël, La Défense
In the ultra-modern La Défense business district, savvy holiday travelers will find a real surprise. There are 350 stalls set up over a wide area with just about every holiday offering you can imagine. There's arts and crafts vendors, local produce and even homemade games. All that and mulled wine, too.
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Best Holiday Shopping Areas in Paris
Paris is one of the great shopping destinations on the planet. During the holiday season, that reputation is turned up to the max. These are some of the highlights.
The grandest of the Parisian grand boulevards is home to the grandest of department stores. Galeries Lafayette is a Christmas fairground of a store, a Parisian institution designed in jaw-dropping art nouveau style. Nearby, its fierce rival Printemps attempts to out-decorate its near neighbor each year. Go - and judge for yourself.
One of the hippest areas in Paris, famous for its atmospheric streets and neighborhood cafes, The Marais comes into its own during the holidays. There are chic boutiques, on-trend French brands such as APC - and the historic Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville department store.
The "Golden Triangle" is the most deluxe of Parisian shopping destinations, in the 8th arrondissement, just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. Travelers will find the flagship stores, in all their magnificent Christmas finery, of the likes of Chanel, Balmain and Givenchy. Avenue Montaigne is the heart of it all. Go with deep pockets - or just to admire window displays. A Parisian delight.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do vacation rentals for Christmas Markets in Paris cost?
On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $165 and $222 and find discounts up to 36%!
What kinds of rentals can I find for Christmas Markets in Paris?
There are many Hotel rooms and Apartment rentals that are great for Christmas Markets in Paris.
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