In France, the city which became famous for its Christmas markets is Strasbourg in Alsace. Nevertheless, in Paris there is also a great tradition of Christmas markets in various parts of the city. We chose three of them, where you will find very different types of atmospheres and presents to offer for Christmas.
Close : Christmas Market and village in Montmartre
Ten minutes away from Quartier libre Saint Georges and dedicated to French craftsmanship, the Christmas market in Montmatre is to be found Place des abbesses, near the Sacré Cœur. Workshops for kids and families are organized. And you have to taste their infamous hot wine ! Metro : Abbesses. (Line 12)
Connected : Christmas at the “Station F”
In the new neighborhood built around the National Library, the “Station F” is one of the most successful hives for French Startups. Christmas celebrations are the occasion for this unique place in Paris to open its doors to all the curious visitors on the weekend of the 11th and 12th December. Technology and new devices will be the focus of this very special Christmas Market. Metro : Bibliothèque Nationale (Line 14) https://stationf.co/events/marche-de-noel
Traditional : “Il n’y a plus d’après” à Saint-Germain-des-Prés
“Il n’y a plus d’après”, is a popular song by Juliette Greco from the fifties where the neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Près became the center of Parisian lifestyle : youth, philosophy (existentialism!) and endless parties. The Christmas market there is at the same time very traditional (hot wine, crafts) and warm. The best excuse to walk down the Boulevard Saint-Germain from the café “Les deux magots” along the stands and to keep walking towards the Boulevard Saint Michel and maybe up to Cathedral Notre-Dame! Metro: Saint-Germain-de- Près (Line 4) https://www.comite-saint-germain.com/illuminations-de-noel/