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The City of Lights, with its Christmas markets, is like a fairy tale setting. Starting in November, the crème de la crème of small Parisian creators converge, wooden shacks pop up along the French capital’s landmarks and boulevards, and strings of lights give it all a romantic glow. Amid fragrances of cinnamon and evergreen trees, we present our favourite Parisian Christmas markets, from the hippest to the most traditional.

Hôtel Bohême

Christmas market at Hotel Boheme in Paris
Photo credits: Laure Juilliard

In an exceptional setting in the heart of the 11th arrondissement, Hôtel Bohême showcases about 40 elite Parisian creators. Exclusive items, previews and outstanding values comprise this impeccable selection of leathercraft, ceramic ware, posters, clothing and other limited-edition objects. This is it: the very finest.

When: November 24–25; December 8–9, 2018

Where: 71 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011 Paris


Klin d’oeil de Noël x Le Carreau du Temple

Christmas market at the Carreau du temple, Paris
Photo credits: Laure Juilliard

The Klin d’oeil concept store is presenting its first Christmas market at Le Carreau du Temple, right in the heart of Marais. The event will boast some 70 creators hand-picked for the occasion, DIY workshops and a food area sweetened with sublime hot chocolate and gingerbread aromas. This is your chance to load up on fashion, accessories, décor, beauty and wellness products.

When: December 8–9, 2018

Where: Le Carreau du Temple, 2 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris


A very French Christmas

In keeping with the made-in-France trend, head to Canal Saint-Martin for Créa’MIF’s Christmas market. These creations are hip, ethical, sophisticated and 100% French.

St-Martin canal of Paris
Photo credits: Kimon Berlin

When: December 14–16, 2018

Where: Espace Canal Saint-Martin, 13 Rue Jean Poulmarch, 75010 Paris


La REcyclerie Christmas markets

In December, La REcyclerie, a vast space with a café-eatery, urban farm and DIY workshop, offers four
distinct Christmas markets that embrace the values of ecology and sustainable development. You’ll find
practical, eco-friendly gifts, including an array of 100% vegan items, Nordic creations, tastings and craft products presented in association with PØLAR Festival. Expect the unexpected.

Christmas decorations
Photo credits: S. Faric


Marché de Noël Ta Mère Nature (December 1–2, 2018);

Village de Noël d’Une Autre Mode Est Possible (December 8–9, 2018);

Marché de Noël Nordique (December 15, 2018);

Marché de Noël végane (December 16, 2018)

Where: La REcyclerie, 83, boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris


Vintage Christmas market

In the Ménilmontant area, the Fifties Sound collective invites you to travel back in time; the Marché de
Noël vintage is your ticket to retro-cool goodies from the 1900s to the 1980s.

When: December 22–23, 2018

Where: La Bellevilloise, 21 rue Boyer, 75020 Paris


Alsatian Christmas market

You could go to the famous Strasbourg Christmas markets… or you can let them come to you. The
Marché de Noël Alsacien invites you to the Gare de l’Est to discover delicious traditional Alsatian treats.

Gare de l'est train station, Paris
Photo credits: M-Louis

As you’ll see kougelhopf, männele, schiffele, bredele, munster and grumbeerekiechle really are a

When: December 5–21, 2018

Where: Parvis de la Gare de l’Est, 75010 Paris


Traditional markets

Though more touristy, their enchanting locations make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Christmas
movie set in Paris. Wooden shacks, entertainment, tastings, gastronomy and products crafted by small
French producers and creators await you.

Saint-Germain des prés church, Paris
Photo credits: Serge Melki

What: Marché de Noël de Saint-Germain-des-Prés

When: December 1–31, 2018

Where: Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, 75006 Paris


What: Marché de Noël de Notre-Dame

When: December 14–23, 2018

Where: Square René Viviani, 25 Quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris


What: Marché de Noël sur le Parvis; Hôtel de Ville

When: December 14, 2018–January 6, 2019

Where: Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris


What: Village de Noël du Champs de Mars, marché et patinoire

When: TBA

Where: At the foot of the Eiffel Tower

Ice skating on the Champs de Mars in Paris
Photo credits: Majunznk


What: Marché de Noël de Montmartre

When: TBA

Where: In front of Saint Pierre de Montmartre, 2 rue de Mont Cenis, 75018 Paris

Gift from Montmartre, Paris
Photo credits: Justkids


What: Marché de Noël des Abbesses

When: TBA

Where: Place des Abbesses, 75018 Paris


Credit photo cover : Fox Wu

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