My dearest Christmas markets in France !!!

So this is the season to be merrier indeed. Always my best part even if many dear ones are no longer physically with us. I will be with my 3 boys and Dad will be back from a long stay in the hospîtal and be merry.  And we need to plan ever so earlier these days lol!! So here it is be prepare be ready be merrier !!!Merry Christmas to all:::!!

As the title says, there are many wonderful Marché de Noël or Christmas markets in my belle France. I have written before on some,but will post those that I have great memories with the family and been to them on several occassions sometimes two in the same year! This will be on my black and white series, no pictures, Hope you enjoy them as we did/do.

Some of my favorites Christmas market or Marché de Noël, near our home is the the marché de Noël at the place Maurice Marchais,Hôtel de Ville of Vannes. A huge Marché de Noël a highlight of the Christmas activities, appointment appreciated by families. On this same square, two gourmet chalets offer sweets: pancakes, chichis, waffles, chocolate, mulled wine, coffee, tea … Every day from 14h to 19h and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10h to 12h. Opening Friday, December 20 from 18h to 22h. Webpage : https://golfedumorbihan56.com/noel-vannes/

Another nice one in my area will be from Friday December 9 to Saturday December 24 2022 at the Place Notre Dame in Auray, across from the Church of St Gildas. A wind of magic will blow on the city with the launch of the Illuminations that will unfold from December 8 to January 7 2023 in the streets of Auray. Webpage : https://golfedumorbihan56.com/noel-auray/

One of the best in Brittany will be the Marché de Noëlin Rochefort en Terre  to January 1st 2023, The whole city puts on its clothes of lights to the delight of young and old! Light garlands, stalactites, curtains of lights are installed in the streets and alleys and the park of the castle. Come stroll and admire these lights that will amaze young and old. Wooden chalets and shops of the city: Fairy atmosphere in the Small City of Character from 17h30! We have come every year since 2011! webpage: https://en.rochefortenterre-tourisme.bzh/explore/the-magic-of-christmas/christmas-lights-in-rochefort-en-terre/

Live Magic of Christmas at the Esplanade de Hoche, in Quiberon! The Village de Noël will be there to January 3 2023. Come stroll, feast and meet the folks at the Christmas Village, open every day. You will discover gift proposals, an associative scene and booths with the theme of Noël Gourmand! Free skating on natural ice. Every day for free, borrow ice skates, take off on the track! The little ones will be able to take off themselves, wearing shiners, pushing toboggan sleds. A teams of volunteers are there to help you choose the skates. For your safety and comfort, do not forget your gloves and hat! Opening of the ice rink on December 3rd. And many more !! webpage : https://www.baiedequiberon.bzh/a-voir-a-faire/agenda/un-noel-quiberonnais

And on my dear Seine et Marne at Disneyland Paris we will be a big one as usual.  The Noël Enchanté Disney at Disneyland Paris the traditions continuesin the two parks Disney and the Disney Village.  There will be many thrills and entertainment at the Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney Village. All up to January 8 2023, Webpage : https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-usd/seasons/christmas-at-disneyland-paris/

Of course , my dear Versailles cannot be left out plenty there always, Le Parcours du Roi or King’s tour is the 2022 Christmas show at the Palace of Versailles which offers families the opportunity to discover the most beautiful rooms of the castle in a baroque atmosphere, from December 10, 2022 to January 1, 2023. An event that ends with a very special meeting with the baroque Santa Claus! From the Salon d’Hercule to the Queen’s Chamber via the Hall of Mirrors illuminated by royal fireworks, musicians, dancers, singers, fencers and comedians are preparing under the gilding of the Grand Apartments for a visit-show outside from the ordinary leading to the Galerie des Batailles, where adults and children meet a very special guest…the baroque Father Christmas! Unique !! webpage : https://en.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr/

To January 2 2023, hundreds of garlands will illuminate the Christmas 400 pine trees on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, of course. The installation of trees will be up by mid-November and will illuminate the most beautiful avenue in the world with a flamboyant red. All the illuminations in Paris tourist office : https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/major-events/christmas-in-paris/christmas-lights/christmas-lights-in-paris

One of the best if not the best in the Paris region happened in Hauts de Seine dept 92 at La Défense. A Christmas Village on the parvis de la Défense to December 24 2022. The modern neighborhood at the forefront of La Défense is transforming its face as the sun goes down and the lights of the Christmas market come on. Under the Grande Arche of glass and steel, emblem of the city’s economic district, the atmosphere becomes magical thanks to the Christmas stalls. Decorations, gifts, ethnic objects, delicacies, sandwiches with melted cheese: these are the ingredients of this evocative Christmas market.

Take it to the Gare St LazareCour de Rome ; the Marché de Noël   November 16-21 Creations made in France . Rendez vous in the street Cour de Rome to see some like Basus, La Fine Equipe, Dagobear, Ullys, TheTops, Furia, Laurie, and Collants Lauve. The Saint Germain des Prés Christmas Market to January 8 2023, and 10h to 19h. You will find many stalls merchants but also entertainment for young and old. It is also an opportunity to find gift ideas or culinary specialties. This is the ideal way to market and prepare your New Year’s Eve meal. Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church in the 6éme arrondissement of Paris. The Christmas Market of Notre Dame!! This year more than ever be there if possible. It will be from December 9 to December 26,2022  Nearly 40 artisans will welcome you for this Christmas Market located on the square René Viviani. You will find artisans, fashion designers and accessories sellers.The Christmas Market of Abbesses, Montmartre. To January 2, 2023 and from 10h to 17h. The Place des Abbesses 18éme arrondissement of Paris, organizes its traditional Christmas market. This is the place to go for the hunt for gifts and local products: all to experience the magic of Christmas family. The Magic of Christmas in the Tuileries To 8 January 2023 At the Jardin des Tuileries – place de la Concorde, Paris 1éme.

The Paris tourist office on the above Christmas markets: https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/major-events/christmas-in-paris/christmas-markets-in-paris/christmas-markets-in-paris

There you go folks, be here or be square a magical moment to be in my belle France. Hope you do your planning well and have a wonderful time with family and dear friends wherever you are in the wonderful Earth. Again, Merry Christmas to all !!!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

2 Comments to “My dearest Christmas markets in France !!!”

  1. What a great list. One of these days I hope to visit a Christmas market in France. I didn’t realize there were so many to choose from.

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