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The best Christmas markets in Paris

Feeling festive? These amazing Parisian Christmas markets are a celebration of all things Noël, from Montmartre to La Défense

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Christmas market season is almost here, so bust out the coats and festive cheer. Wait, that rhymes? Paris makes poets of us all. The City of Light shines brightest over the festive season, and the best Christmas Markets in Paris are as romantic as it gets. There is no shortage of markets across the French capital, so we’ve done the hard yards and identified the best of the best, listed below.

It has been a difficult couple of years for Christmas Markets, but that shouldn’t dampen anyone’s festive cheer. Paris is a city for raising spirits, whether through its famous attractions or incredible restaurants, but there is something about mulled wine and Christmas that hits differently.

The best Christmas markets in Paris

Marché de Noël à Montmartre

December 10 - 31

Is there anywhere more fitting for a Christmas market in Paris than Montmartre? We say probably not. The villagey vibe is perfect for the collection of 30 wooden chalets that decorate the ground below the snowy Sacré-Coeur.

Pipping hot spiced wine, hot meals, and a host of traditional presents to browse.

Marché de Noël à Montmartre
Paroisse Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, 75018 Paris
Metro: Abbesses

  • Shopping
  • Markets and fairs
  • Paris et sa banlieue
Marché de Noël sur le Parvis de la Défense
Marché de Noël sur le Parvis de la Défense

November 23 - December 24

What Christmas at La Défense lacks in charm, it makes up for in quantity and variety of choice. Spread over 10,000 square metres, the 350 stands that make up this Christmas supermarket offer a little bit of everything: arts and crafts, local food produce, mulled wine, games, wreaths… 

Marché de Noël sur le Parvis de la Défense
Parvis de la Défense 92400 Paris La Défense
Metro: Esplanade de la Défense, La Défense - Grande Arche  

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  • Markets and fairs
  • Gare de l'Est
Marché de Noël alsacien à la gare de l'Est
Marché de Noël alsacien à la gare de l'Est

November 30 - December 16

The Alsatian Christmas market takes place on the forecourt of the Gare de l’Est, and pedals the best of the Alsace - wine, choucroute and, of course, sausages. There will also be free tastings, Christmas theatre, and storytelling - plus charming gifts for all your last-minute shopping needs.

Marché de Noël alsacien à la gare de l'Est
Gare de l'Est, Place du 11 novembre 1918, 75010
Metro: Gare de l'Est

Marché de Noël Italie 2

December 1 - 31 

A collection of 20 chalets situated around Place d'Italie, the Christmas market at Italie 2 is a cosy festive attraction. From authentic foodie treats like chocolate and Bretzels, you can buy presents for your friends and family, as well as tucking into something while browsing. 

Marché de Noël Italie 2
30 avenue d'Italie 75013
Metro: Place d'Italie 

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Marché de Noël de la Gare Saint-Lazare

December 1 - 17

In the forecourt of Saint-Lazare station, this Christmas market is composed of a collection of pop-up shops offering original and unique productions. All with the prestigious 'Made in France' tag. Great selection of handmade gifts. 

Marché de Noël de la Gare Saint-Lazare
13 rue d'Amsterdam 75008
Metro: Saint-Lazare

Marché de Noël du Mail Branly

Throughout December, precise dates to come

A hop, jump and a skimp from the Eiffel Tower, the Mail Branly Christmas market in Paris is a small but valuable market for tapping festive cheer in a great location. Warm hands with a cup of mulled wine or cider while shopping for artisanal wooden products and hand-sewn gifts to the backdrop of the twinkling Eiffel Tower. 

Marché de Noël du Mail Branly
Du pont de l'Alma au pont de Bir Hakeim 75007 
Metro: 
Alma - Marceau

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