2015 Dates of Christmas Markets in France

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Originating in AlsaceChristmas 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 2015 dates of a few Christmas markets in France. Check out the websites of local tourist offices for more information on opening hours. Note that many Christmas markets extending beyond Christmas will be closed on the 25th December.


Paris-Île de France

Find out more about Paris’ Christmas Markets in 2015 in our dedicated page!


Champs-Élysées, 8th arrondissement of Paris

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Open from 15 November 2015 to 4 January 2016

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, Hauts-de-Seine

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Open from 19 November to 27 December 2015.

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

Find out more about Christmas in Paris.


Alsace

Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin

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Open from 27 November to 31 December 2015. Guest of Honour for the 2015 edition: Luxembourg

Find out more about Christmas in Strasbourg.


Colmar, Haut-Rhin

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Open from 20 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Colmar.


Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin

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Open from 21 November to 27 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Mulhouse.


Riquewihr, Haut-Rhin

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Open from 28 November to 27 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Riquewihr.


Éguisheim, Haut-Rhin

Open from 21 November to 22 November 2015 + from 27 November to 23 December 2015 + from 27 December to 30 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Éguisheim.


Kaysersberg, Haut-Rhin

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Open during the four weekends of Advent (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) from 21 November to 23 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Kaysersberg.


Obernai, Bas-Rhin

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Open from 28 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Obernai.


Sélestat, Bas-Rhin

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Open from 2 December to 24 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Sélestat.


Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin

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The festivities of ‘Noël Bleu’ take place during the weekends of Advent from 5 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Guebwiller.


Thann, Haut-Rhin

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Open from 27 November to 24 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Thann.


Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin

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Open 5-6 December and 12-13 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Alsace.


Champagne-Lorraine

Metz, Moselle

Metz Christmas market © Philippe Gisselbrecht / Office de Tourisme Metz

Open from 21 November 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Metz.


Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle

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Open from 27 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Nancy.


Reims, Marne

Open from 20 November 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Reims.


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Montbéliard, Doubs

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Open from 28 November to 24 December 2015. Guest of Honour for the 2015 edition: Scotland

Find out more about Christmas in Montbéliard.


Besançon, Doubs

Open from 28 November to 24 December 2015.


Dijon, Côte d’Or

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Open from 28 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Dijon.


Nord-Pas-de-Calais – Picardy

Lille, Nord

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Open from 18 November to 30 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Lille.


Arras, Pas-de-Calais

Open from 27 November to 30 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Arras.


Béthune, Pas-de-Calais

Open from 28 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Béthune.


Normandy

Rouen, Seine-Maritime

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Open from 27 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Rouen.


Rhône-Alpes

Annecy, Haute-Savoie

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Open from 27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Annecy.


Grenoble, Isère

Open from 21 November to 24 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Grenoble.

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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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