2014 Dates of Christmas Markets in France

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Originating in Alsace, Christmas markets are now found in most cities in France. Every year, more and more people come to experience the charm of an old-fashioned Christmas spirit. With their outstanding architectural settings, French towns and villages offer an enchanting market often made up of decorated chalets surrounded by glittering Christmas trees soaring against the backdrop of historic buildings and monuments. In many places, the aromas of mulled wine, hearty food, roasted chestnuts and local delicacies fill the crisp air of winter for the joy of visitors young and old. Here are the 2014 Dates of a few Christmas Markets in France.


Champs-Élysées, Paris

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Open from Friday 14 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015, from 11am to 8.30pm.

Metro station: Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12), Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13)

Find out more about Christmas on the Champs-Élysées.


La Défense, Paris

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Open from Thursday 20 November to Sunday 28 December 2014 from 11am to 8pm (extended to 9pm on Friday and Saturday).

Metro and RER stations: La Défense Grande Arche (métro line 1, RER A, Tram 2)

Find out more about Christmas in Paris.


Strasbourg, Alsace

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In 2014, Strasbourg’s Christmas market starts on 28 November and ends on 31 December.

Find out more about Christmas in Strasbourg.


Colmar, Alsace

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In 2014, Colmar’s Christmas market starts on 21 November and end on 31 December.

Find out more about Christmas in Colmar.


Mulhouse, Alsace

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In 2014, Mulhouse’s Christmas market starts on 24 November and ends on 28 December.

Find out more about Christmas in Mulhouse.


Riquewihr, Alsace

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In 2014, the Christmas Market of Riquewihr takes place from the 29th November to the 28th December.

Find out more about Christmas in Riquewihr.


Éguisheim, Alsace

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In 2014, Éguisheim’s Christmas market is open on the 22nd and 23rd November, from the 28th November to the 23rd December, and from the 27th to the 30rd December.

Find out more about Christmas in Éguisheim.


Kaysersberg, Alsace

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In 2014, Kaysersberg’s Christmas market takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of Advent, and also on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December.

Find out more about Christmas in Kaysersberg.


Obernai, Alsace

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In 2014, Obernai’s Christmas market takes place from the 29th November to the 31st December (Closed on Christmas Day).

Find out more about Christmas in Obernai.


Sélestat, Alsace

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The Christmas market of Sélestat is open from the 5th to the 24th December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Sélestat.


Guebwiller, Alsace

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In 2014, the Blue Christmas festivities take place every weekend from 29 November to 26 December.

Find out more about Christmas in Guebwiller.


Thann, Alsace

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The Christmas Market of Thann is open from 28 November to 24 December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Thann.


Metz, Lorraine

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The Christmas market of Metz is open from the 22nd November to the 28th December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Metz.


Nancy, Lorraine

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The Christmas market of Nancy is open from the 28th November to the 27th December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Nancy.


Montbéliard, Franche-Comté

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The Christmas market of Montbéliard is open from the 22nd November to the 24th December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Montbéliard.


Besançon, Franche-Comté

The Christmas market of Besançon is open from the 21st November to the 24th December 2014.


Dijon, Burgundy

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The Christmas market of Dijon is open from the 29th November 2014 to the 4th January 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Dijon.


Reims, Champagne

The Christmas market of Reims is open from the 21st November to the 28th December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Reims.


Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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The Christmas market of Lille is open from the 19th November to the 30th December 2014 (closed on Christmas Day).

Find out more about Christmas in Lille.


Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

The Christmas market of Arras is open from the 28th November to the 30th December 2014 (closed on Christmas Day).

Find out more about Christmas in Arras.


Rouen, Normandy

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The Christmas market of Rouen is open from the 28th November to the 31st December 2014 (closed on Christmas Day).

Find out more about Christmas in Rouen.


Annecy, Haute-Savoie

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The Christmas market of Annecy is open from the 29th November to the 28th December 2014.

Find out more about Christmas in Annecy.


Find out more about Christmas markets in France.

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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