If you want to delight your eyes and taste buds, immerse yourself in a warm and festive atmosphere, and do some last-minute shopping, the Christmas markets of Paris are a must. They spring up all over the capital from the end of November, each with its own unique charm and selection of specialties. Explore!
The charm of Christmas markets
The recipe for a perfect Christmas market involves certain essential ingredients. Firstly, you need rows of little wooden stalls stocked with all manner of handicraft items, artisanal foodstuffs and Yuletide decorations, plus an impressive fir tree and the combined fragrances of the typical treats that are so evocative of the festive season, including mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, toffee apples, pancakes and waffles... Finally, the stalls must be adorned with luminous decorations, garlands, and fir branches, etc. These markets embody the Christmas spirit and make you forget you’re in the heart of a big city.
Markets for all tastes
Each district of Paris has its Christmas market. In an exceptional setting at the foot of Notre-Dame, arts and crafts are in the spotlight. The market at the Hôtel de Ville delights children with its magical forest and little train. If you’re looking for gift inspiration, lose yourself in the 10,000m2 Parvis de la Defense market where some 300 stalls await you. Then there’s the regional vibe of the Alsace market of the Gare de l'Est, as well as Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese and Italian markets... A whole festive world to discover!
Enjoy your stay in Paris and take advantage of the central position of your Hotel du Continent to explore the enchanting Parisian Christmas markets. Picturesque, charming, traditional and original, they will instantly immerse you in the atmosphere of Christmas and New Year...
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