You are staying in Paris during the festive Christmas season and looking for gift ideas for your loved ones? Don't worry, the French capital is filled with Christmas markets where you will surely find what you're looking for!
Before revealing more information, are you familiar with the history of Christmas markets? These traditional events, originating in Germany and Alsace in the 90s, quickly spread throughout Europe, becoming the quintessential festive celebration at the end of the year.
In addition to offering a variety of gift items, Christmas markets also provide a tempting selection of traditional dishes to enjoy as you stroll or in the small temporary restaurants set up for the occasion! Whether you prefer tartiflette, pretzels, waffles, or roasted chestnuts, you will certainly find something to satisfy your taste buds. The atmosphere is warm and magical, with shops set up in charming wooden chalets typical of mountainous regions.
Below, you'll find a list of Christmas markets in Paris, including addresses and opening dates. Choose the one that suits your preferences!
- Tuileries Market
Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris
18/11/23 - 7/01/24
- Notre-Dame Market
Square Viviani, 75005 Paris
8/12/2023 - 25/12/23
- Saint-Germain-des-Prés Market
Boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris
25/11/23 - 01/01/24
- La Défense Market
Parvis de la Défense
16/11/23 - 27/12/23
- Montmartre Market
Place des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
25/12/23 - 31/12/23
So, what are you waiting for? Explore the Christmas markets while savoring a delicious hot wine and immerse yourself in the magic of the season!
Photo ©Daniil Silantev