A winter wonderland in Paris: best Christmas Markets



Here are some great ideas if you want to enjoy a winter wonderland in Paris: best Christmas Markets.

Paris is wonderful anytime, but the winter season makes it all so much more magical, as ever after Black Friday Paris dresses in its shiny coat of bright golden lights and garlands. There is a beautiful tradition born in Germany in the Middle Ages and quickly spread throughout the entire Europe: that of Christmas Fairs and Markets.

Paris can also brag with some of the most bright and happy such markets. They are meant to promote natural and traditional local products and make the season brighter and more happy. Handicrafts, warm food, sweets and hot wine are just some of the things you can procure here.

And of course, here are some of the most popular such markets in the French capital city:

  • The Notre Dame Christmas Market is located just by the famous cathedral where the legendary Quasimodo was born in Victor Hugo’s imagination. This fair located in the fifth arrondissement is one of the most merry of them all. Trinkets, jewelry, souvenirs and food are on display in small huts set up for the occasion.
  • The Winter Village (Le Village de Noel) on Champs de Mars harbors one of the most numerous and beautiful cabins specialized in artwork and handicrafts. If you want to decorate your Christmas Tree with all the panache of Parisian decorations, this is the place to go.
  • At the Gare de l’Est on the other hand you are in for an Alsatian Christmas as the fair held there with traditional foods, pretzels, decorations and Alsatian wine for you to taste.

Christmas in Paris will be a very personal and intimate experience, one you will enjoy from the start. Don’t forget to go online and book your Paris airport transfer before your trip so you can get quickly and safely to your destination and start your wonderful stay!