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Christmas markets

Since the 14th century when they first appeared in Germany, Christmas markets have become a popular event throughout Europe. Not to be missed from mid-November onwards, they can be found in several districts of Paris. 

Prettily decorated wooden chalets sell Christmas decorations, gourmet food products, arts and crafts and ideas for Christmas presents, plus there are stalls with food and drink … perfect for taking a break and getting warmed up.


Ferris wheel, stalls and restaurants ...
Christmas market from Place de la Concorde to Rond-point des Champs-Élysées, open until January 4, 2015, every day from 10.30am until midnight (Friday and Saturday night until 1am)
The Ferris wheel wil remain on Place de la Concorde until February 15, 2015, open every day from 11am until midnight (Friday and Saturday night until 1am)

Champs-Élysées illuminations

Until January 7, 2015
Every day from 6pm until 2am, and all night long on December 24 and 31.

Around the Eiffel Tower

Champ de Mars on ice
From December 13, 2014 until January 4, 2015

Bir Hakeim
From December 17, 2014 until January 4, 2015

Branly promenade, in front of Quai-Branly museum, along the Seine
From December 17, 2014 until January 4, 2015

Beaugrenelle shopping center
From November 27, 2014 until January 4, 2015

Montmartre, place des Abbesses

From November 28, until December 31, 2014


Square Viviani, quai de Montebello
From December 12 until 23, 10am to 8pm (9 pm from Friday to Sunday)

Montparnasse station

From December 4 until 31, 2014

La Défense

20th anniversary of the Christmas market!
300 chalets on the Esplanade
Until December 28, 2014, from 11am until 8.30pm, closed on December 25

Gourmet Christmas at palais Brongniart

Paris fair of Christmas gastronomy at La Bourse de Paris
Friday December 19 from 2pm until 10pm
Saturday December 20 from 10am until 9pm
Sunday December 21 from 10am until 8pm
Monday December 22 from 10am until 6pm