Things to Do & See

Marchés de Noël- Christmas Markets


Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas every where you turn in Paris. One of my favorite things to do to get into the holiday spirit is to check out the many Christmas markets going on from late November up until early January. Everything from Christmas lights, shows, ice skating, churros, hot chocolate, hot wine, and shopping for Christmas gifts.

 Here is a list of the various markets going on right now in Paris.

 Marché de Noël- Champs Elysées 8eme

Dates: 14 November 2014- 4 January 2015

Hours: Weekdays from 12:00pm- Midnight ( Fridays, and Saturday until 1am

Where to find it: Avenue de Champs-Elysées (from the round about up until place de la concorde)

Metro°: Champs Elysées Clémenceau

Specialties: One of the largest Christmas markets in Paris, makes for a great day or evening outing, Ice- Skating Rink, Free shows throughout the week

Marché de Noël- Montparnasse 15eme

Dates: 4-31 December 2014

Hours: 10am-7pm

Where to find it: Near the Montparnasse Tower

Metro°: Montparnasse Bienvenue

Specialties: Many regional produits

Marché de Noël- La Defense (92400)

Dates: 28 November- 28 December

Hours: Open everyday 11am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-9pm. Closed 18, 24& 25 December)

Where to find it: Near the shopping center at La Defense

Metro°: La Defense

Specialties: One of the largest markets in the Il de France region. There are over 350 stands with unique objects from different regions

Marché de Noël- République 3eme

Dates: 6- 24 December

Hours: Every day 10am- 7pm, Saturdays until midnight

Where to find it: Place de la République

Metro°: République

Specialties: This is one of the smaller more local markets with around 40 stands. There are a lot of gastronomy, artisan, and festive stands to check out.

Marché de Noël- Montmartre 18eme

Dates: 5 December- 4 January

Hours: Every day 10am- 8:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-10pm

Where to find it: Right near the Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Metro°: Anver

Specialties: Scenic area of the artsy district of Montmartre, where you have great views of the Sacre Coeur church and a great view of Paris

Marché de Noël- Trocadéro 16eme

Dates: 13 December- 4 January

Hours: Every day 11am- 20:30pm

Where to find it: Right at Trocadéro

Metro°: Trocadéro

Specialties: One of the medium sized markets with one of my favorite views of the Eiffel Tower.

These are just a few of the many markets going on. For more info on Christmas Markets in Paris check out:

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