Throughout the holidays, Paris offers a number of festive Christmas markets in an atmosphere that offers enjoyment, discovery and a wide range of activities.
For visitors, this is an ideal time to take a walk as a family, do some shopping, and discover Paris in a whole new way. Merchants also benefit from the holidays, as it’s an excellent opportunity for them to promote their businesses and products.
In this article, we’ll present you with the 10 best Christmas markets in Paris.
La Défense Christmas market
A magnificent Christmas village, La Défense Christmas market is one of the largest Christmas markets in the French capital. Located on the plaza of La Défense, it features wooden chalets, pretty trinkets and several chic restaurants offering exquisite cuisine.
A Christmas Market in the colors of Japan
This market takes place at Espace Cinko and presents a variety of Japanese creations such as hats, kimonos and many other Japanese specialties. With more than 40 designers and specialists, it offers silk and natural stone accessories, spices and creative workshops. A great way to discover Japan in Paris!
The Notre-Dame of Paris Christmas market
In this market, you can discover artists exhibiting French crafts and gastronomy. A visit from Santa Clause as well as free entertainment for children, everything is in place to have a wonderful time. It’s located at Boulevard Saint-Michel and Boulevard Saint-Germain.
The Canopée des Halles Christmas market
This market is held every year under the Canopée des Halles at 1 Passge de la Canopée, 75001 Paris. With approximately twenty exhibitors, it offers a beautiful festive atmosphere in the heart of Paris where you can discover beautiful handcrafted gifts.
The Alsatian Christmas market at the Gare de l’Est.
This market welcomes trains from various locations throughout eastern France. It’s a 100% Alsatian Christmas market which provides an opportunity to discover the best of Alsatian food: pretzels, foie gras, gingerbread, flammekueche and, of course, their famous sauerkraut. Something to warm hearts this winter season.
The Jardin des Tuileries Christmas market
In the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries, specifically at 113 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, this market offers gift ideas, entertainment and gourmet restaurants. In the heart of the capital, it’s one of the most beautiful parks in Paris.
The Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas market
With sparkling trees and unique, magical chalets, this market on Boulevard Saint-Germain is simply elegant and charming. You’ll discover new flavors as well as many original and high-quality artisanal creations.
The Montparnasse Christmas market
Composed of 40 chalets, this traditional Christmas market sits at the foot of the Tour Montparnasse, specifically at Place Raoul-Dautry, Paris 15. It offers visitors a wide variety of quality local products. Something to put you in the Christmas mood if you’ve just arrived in the capital from Montparnasse station.
The Christmas Market on the plaza in front of Saint-Lazare station
Are you a technology lover? If so, Gare Saint-Lazare is the perfect place to find high-tech gifts and discover unparalleled gastronomy. The ST LAZ’ MARKET is set up on the plaza in front of the Saint-Lazare station.
Afro-Caribbean Christmas market
Located in the 3rd Arrondissement of Paris, at Galerie Joseph, this market offers a large number of booths in Afro-Caribbean colors. It’s the ideal place for sampling the cuisine of Africa and the West Indies. Festive ambiance is guaranteed!
Visit the Christmas markets on our tour buses
Such beautiful places for Christmas, don’t you think? To facilitate traveling from one district to another, don’t forget to order bus passes for visiting Paris. You’ll be sure to have a very special and magical time! Discover our bus passes and select the one that best suits your stay. Visit Paris as you please.