Dates of the 2017 Christmas Markets in France

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Here are the dates of the 2017 Christmas markets in France. Each year, Christmas markets are opening in towns and villages across France. With their outstanding architectural settings, French towns and villages deliver an enchanting setting enhanced with lights and decorations. Come and enjoy 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.


The 2017 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

The 2017 Christmas Markets won’t take place on the Champs-Élysées © French Moments

Find out more about Paris’ Christmas Markets in our dedicated page! (dates coming soon)


Champs-Élysées, 8th arrondissement of Paris

Champs-Élysées Paris by night

The Champs-Élysées at night time, Paris © French Moments

After being host on the Champs-Élysées since 2008, the Christmas market will not be renewed in 2017. However the famous Christmas lights display will still take place from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde!

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

2017 Christmas Markets in France © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Paris La Défense © French Moments

Open from end November to end December 2017. Dates TBC

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

2017 Christmas Markets in France © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Strasbourg © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 24 December 2017. Guest of Honour for the 2017 edition: TBC

TBC: the markets on Place de la Cathédrale and the adjoining Place du Château should be extended until Saturday 30 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Strasbourg.


Colmar, Haut-Rhin

Christmas market of Colmar, Alsace © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Colmar © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 30 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Colmar.


Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin

St. Etienne Church at Christmas, Mulhouse © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Mulhouse © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 27 December 2017 (closed on Christmas Day).

Find out more about Christmas in Mulhouse.


Riquewihr, Haut-Rhin

Christmas in Riquewihr, Alsace © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Riquewihr © French Moments

Open from 25 November to 24 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Riquewihr.


Éguisheim, Haut-Rhin

Christmas in Éguisheim © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Éguisheim © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 23 December 2017 and 27 to 30 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Éguisheim.


Kaysersberg, Haut-Rhin

Kaysersberg Christmas Market © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Kaysersberg © French Moments

Open during the five weekends preceding Christmas (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) from 24 November to 18 December and from 22 to 23 December 2017. 

Find out more about Christmas in Kaysersberg.


Obernai, Bas-Rhin

Christmas in Obernai © OTC Obernai

2017 Christmas Markets:  Obernai © OTC Obernai

Open from 25 November to 31 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Obernai.


Sélestat, Bas-Rhin

Christmas in Sélestat © selestadium-novum

2017 Christmas Markets: Sélestat © selestadium-novum

Open from 24 November to 24 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Sélestat.


Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin

Guebwiller Christmas Market © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Guebwiller © French Moments

2017 Dates for the festivities of ‘Noël Bleu’: tbc.

Find out more about Christmas in Guebwiller.


Thann, Haut-Rhin

Christmas in Thann © French Moments

2017 Christmas Markets: Thann © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 24 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Thann.


Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin

Christmas illuminations in Ribeauvillé © OT Ribeauvillé

2017 Christmas Markets: Ribeauvillé © OT Ribeauvillé

Open 2-3 December and 9-10 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Alsace.


Champagne-Lorraine

Metz, Moselle

Christmas Market of Metz © Ville de Metz - Christian Legay, Marc Royer

Christmas Market of Metz © Ville de Metz – Christian Legay, Marc Royer

Open from 18 November to 30 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Metz.


Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle

Nancy Christmas Market © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 31 December 2017.

In Nancy, the Christmas market is known as Marché de Saint-Nicolas (St. Nicolas Market). Find out more about Christmas in Nancy.


Reims, Marne

Reims Christmas Market © Carmen Moya

Reims Christmas Market © Carmen Moya

Open from 24 November to end December 2017. End date TBC

Find out more about Christmas in Reims.


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Montbéliard, Doubs

Christmas market of Montbéliard © French Moments

Christmas market of Montbéliard © French Moments

Open from 25 November to 24 December 2017. Guest of Honour for the 2017 edition: Corsica

Find out more about Christmas in Montbéliard.


Besançon, Doubs

Open from end November to 24? December 2017. Dates TBC


Dijon, Côte d’Or

Christmas in Dijon © Mairie de Dijon

Christmas in Dijon © Mairie de Dijon

Open from 2 to 30 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Dijon.


Nord-Pas-de-Calais – Picardy

Lille, Nord

Christmas in Lille

Christmas in Lille (photo montage)

Open from 17 November to 27 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Lille.


Arras, Pas-de-Calais

Arras Christmas Market © Guillaume R

Open from 24 November to 30 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Arras.


Béthune, Pas-de-Calais

Béthune Christmas Market © JM Hecquet

Béthune Christmas Market © JM Hecquet

Open from end November to end December 2017. Dates TBC

Find out more about Christmas in Béthune.


Normandy

Rouen, Seine-Maritime

Marche de Noël Rouen © Barnie 76

Marche de Noël Rouen © Barnie 76

Open from 23 November to 31 December 2017.

Find out more about Christmas in Rouen.


Rhône-Alpes

Annecy, Haute-Savoie

Annecy at Christmas © Adriphoto

Annecy at Christmas © Adriphoto

Open from 24 November 2017 to 7 January 2018.

Find out more about Christmas in Annecy.


Grenoble, Isère

Grenoble Christmas Market © JM Francillon / Ville de Grenoble

Grenoble Christmas Market © JM Francillon / Ville de Grenoble

Open from end November to end December 2017. Dates TBC

Find out more about Christmas in Grenoble.


Lyon

Open from 1 to 30 December 2017 (place Carnot)


South & West of France

Bordeaux

Open from 24 November to 26 December 2017 (allées de Tourny)


Toulouse

Open from 24 November to 26 December 2017 (place du Capitole)


Nantes

Open from 24 November to 24 December 2017 (place du Commerce)


Marseille

Open from 18 November 2017 to 7 January 2018 (quai de la Fraternité, Vieux-Port)


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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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