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The Top Five Best Annual Christmas Markets in Paris

December 05, 2021
What's the best part about celebrating Christmas in Paris? The beautiful lights? Sure! The amazing shopping? Of course! The cool winter weather? Yep! More love in the air? Definitely! Truth be told, there are a lot of reasons why the French capital is one of the perfect destinations to spend the holiday season. One of them is going to the city's Christmas markets! From mid-November to late December, Paris offers novel holiday markets you won't want to miss. From affordable gifts to cheap food, they present the true Parisian holiday experience. This year, you'll want to go to all of them, especially these five!

The Top Five Best Annual Christmas Markets in Paris

La Magie de Noël Christmas Market at Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden in the 1st arrondissement is already one of the most popular parks in Paris. Not only is it a beautiful spot, but it's also near what's probably the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre. So, of course, the Christmas market that takes place here would be one of, if not the most popular in the city. Every year, Paris anticiaptes ' La Magie de Noël' in the Tuileries Garden. It's a lot of fun, what with the glittering lights, the eye-catching holiday decorations, the ice skating rink, and the huge Ferris wheel. It's the type of Christmas market that even the little ones can enjoy.

Eiffel Tower Christmas Village

You probably already know why this Christmas market is on this list, right? The Eiffel Tower Christmas Village is truly a Parisian holiday staple you shouldn't miss if you're celebrating the holidays here. Just as its name says, the famous Champ de Mars park near the iconic landmark transforms into a magical Christmas village complete with a row of adorable snow-topped cottages operating as food stalls, gift shops, and the like. You can do your holiday shopping here since many of what they sell are affordable but still high-quality. This year, the 'village' already opened in early December and will run up until January 2, 2022.

The Top Five Best Annual Christmas Markets in Paris
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Guilhem Vellut

Marché de Noel Notre Dame

Another Christmas market neat one of Paris's iconic tourist spots, the Marché de Noel Notre Dame never disappoints. This is where you'll find all sorts of fascinating knick-knacks, amazing handicrafts, delicious vin chaud (mulled wine), and a warm packet of roasted chestnuts. Don't they all sound like such cozy Parisian Christmas? If you're one to shop for interesting items that you know you won't find anywhere (and anytime) else, the Marché de Noel Notre Dame is your kind of market! Oh, and let's not forget the gorgeous scenery of the iconic Notre Dame cathedral and the Seine River nearby!

Montmartre Christmas Market

The famous Montmartre district is already a busy area to begin with but when the Montmartre Christmas Market starts up, it'll only get even busier. But how do you know when this market will open up? Follow the smell of roasting chestnuts near the Sacré-Cœur. It will lead right beside the Place des Abbesses Metro—making it easy to get to via public transport—where you'll find Montmartre Christmas Market treating you the most delectable holiday treats in Paris. Apart from roasting chestnuts, there'll be mulled wine, candy canes, fruit cake, madeleines, and more. What's not to love?

Hôtel de Ville Christmas Market

Finally, there's the Hôtel de Ville Christmas Market to look forward to every holiday season! If the image of the famous hotel in the 4th arrondissement, with its beautiful Renaissance structure, covered in twinkling lights, Christmas decorations, and more won't catch your attention, then this market's sweet treats and adorable handicrafts will. At the Hôtel de Ville Christmas Market, you'll find goodies that will please both your eyes and your taste buds, particularly those that will work well as holiday presents for your friends and families. And if you brought your little ones with you here, you can let them ride the carousel, other free rides, play games, and more!

The Top Five Best Annual Christmas Markets in Paris
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Flickr.com/ A.Currell

One of the best holiday traditions in Paris is going to the special Christmas markets that open up all over the city. Not only are they filled with the festive mood, but they also offer affordable goodies, ranging from delicious food to great gift options!

Here's to hoping your luxury home is big enough to store everything you'll buy from these Paris Christmas markets!

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