Author: Laurianne Barbier
Christmas Markets on the Champs-Élysées.
Useful information: From the Champs-Élysées roundabout to the Place de la Concorde – Metro stations Champs-Élysées Clemenceau (lines 1 and 8) or Franklin D Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9)
While Paris may not receive a sprinkling of snow every year, the city lacks none of the magic of Christmas with a superb market on the world’s most beautiful avenue: over 100 stalls, attractions, stands with delicious treats... You will find regional and homemade products from all over France… and Europe! There is always an ice skating rink and the Christmas lights stretch for over 2 kilometres!
Christmas Market at La Défense
Useful information: In the square at the Arche de la Défense – Metro station Défense (line 1 in zone 2 or RER A in zone 3)
At the Portes de Paris (City Gates), don’t miss out on the Christmas Markets at La Défense, at the foot of the Grande Arche: it’s the largest in Ile-de-France with no less than 350 stalls! It is a spectacular location, especially at night when everything lights up, from the little stalls to the backdrop of imposing buildings.
Father Christmas’ Village at Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Useful information: Around the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Metro station Saint-Germain (line 4)
Father Christmas’ Village at Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a small and welcoming Christmas market.
Christmas Market at Montparnasse
Useful information: At the foot of the Tour Montparnasse. Metro station Montparnasse Bienvenüe (lines 4, 6, 12, 13)
Around forty stalls allow you to nibble your way through various global cuisines, and to find gift ideas for toys and games, Place Raoul Dautry.
Christmas Market at République
Useful information: From the 1st until mid-December. Place de la République – Metro station République (lines 3, 9, 5, 11)
50 stalls of hand-crafted, traditional items, and a few stands for food lovers. Children will be delighted by the variety of entertainment and activities: carousel, trampoline, bouncy castle...
Gare de l’Est. Metro station Gare de l’Est (lines 4-5-7). Bredele biscuits take pride of place!
The Christmas village in Montmartre. Metro stations Abbesses, Lamarck (line 12). The most romantic and highest Christmas in Paris, with about 50 stalls stocked by the shopkeepers of Montmartre, selling craft items, local produce and gift ideas.
Christmas Market at the Trocadéro. You will find hundreds of wooden stalls opposite the Eiffel Tower from mid-December to the beginning of January. Metro station Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9)
Town hall in the 15th arrondissement. Metro station Vaugirard (line 12) – 31 rue Péclet.
Saint-Antoine de Padoue Church. 52 boulevard Lefebvre, Paris 15e – Metro station Porte de Versailles (line 12) – Bric-a-brac, delicatessens, jewellery, Christmas gifts and decorations, books, fashion...
Féeries d’Auteuil 40, rue Jean de la Fontaine, Paris 16e – Metro station Jasmin (line 9) or Eglise d’Auteuil (line 10)
Place Lévis Paris 17e Metro station Malesherbes (line 3) or Villiers (lines 2 and 3)
Square in front of Cathédrale Notre-Dame – Metro station Saint-Michel (line 4)
Place Saint-Sulpice (6e) – Metro station Saint-Sulpice (line 4)
Boulevard de Ménilmontant – Metro station Ménilmontant (line 2)
Italie 2 shopping centre (13e) – Metro station Place d’Italie (lines 5-6-7)