Thursday, 18 December 2008

Christmas markets in Paris

3088725035_e6bc2d0dee_2 All the great Christmas markets starts to appear when the sweet Christmas time comes closer. There are several in Paris proper, and they're certainly worth a visit, both for the atmosphre, but also for the shopping.

Here's a list over the greatest markets in Paris for 2008

L'arche de Noël à la Défense
The largest Christmas market in Paris with 10.000 square metres and 250 stalls, which offers everything from local art work to regional tastes.
Date: 26/11 - 28/12
Time: 11:00-20:00 Sunday to Friday, 9:30 - 20:00 Saturday
Location: Esplanade at La Défense
Metro: line 1 - Esplanade de La Défense
RER A: Grande Arche de La Défense

Marché de Noël et village du Père Noël PLACE SAINT SULPICE
Date: 10/12 - 24/12
All days: 10:00 - 20:00
1, place Saint-Sulpice 75006 PARIS
Métro: Saint Sulpice
RER: Saint Michel - Notre Dame

Le Village du Père Noël (Santa's village) at la place Saint-Germain des Prés
Date: 05/12 - 31/12
All days: 10:00 - 20:00
75006 PARIS
Métro: Saint-Germain des Prés

Marché de Noël Champs-Elysées
The market spreads from the round about at Champs-Elysées (by the Triumph Arch) to place de la Concorde at the other end.
Date: 20/11 - 04/01
Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 PARIS
Métro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile
RER: Charles de Gaulle Etoile

Marché de Noël Place des Abbesses
Date: 28/11 - 30/12
1, place des Abbesses
75018 PARIS
Métro: Abbesses

Marché de Noël à la Maison de l’Alsace
Date: 29/11 - 28/12
All days: 11:00 - 20:00
Maison de l’Alsace
39, avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 PARIS
Métro: Franklin-D Roosevelt
RER: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

Marché de Noël à la Gare de l'Est
Date: 29/11 - 13/12
08:00 - 20:00 Monday to Saturday, 09:00 - 19:00 Sunday
Parvis Gare de l'Est
75010 PARIS
Métro: Gare de l'Est
RER: Gare du Nord

Marché de noël PLACE DE LA NATION
Date: 01/12 - 24/12
All days: 10:00 - 20:00
75011 PARIS
Métro: Nation
RER: Nation

Marché de Noël à la Tour Montparnasse
Date: 28/11 - 29/12
All days: 10:30 - 19:30
The many colourful stalls offers many products, especially handcrafts and food from the region. It's a good place to find that special Christmas gift and enjoy the hot warm spiced wine.
Place Raoul Dautry - 33 avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
Métro: Montparnasse bienvenue

Marché de Noël à Disney Village
Date: 12/12 - 06/01
Monday to Friday: 15:00 - 21:30, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 - 21:30
RER : Marne la Vallée - Chessy


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