Dates of the 2016 Christmas Markets in France

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Here are the dates of the 2016 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 2016 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

2016 Christmas Markets in France

Madeleine Church at Christmas © French Moments

Find out more about Paris’ Christmas Markets in 2016 in our dedicated page! (coming soon)


Champs-Élysées, 8th arrondissement of Paris

2016 Christmas Markets in France

Christmas market in the Champs Elysées, Paris © French Moments

Open from 11 November 2016 to 2 January 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

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

2016 Christmas Markets in France

Christmas market in La Défense © French Moments

Open from 19 November to 27 December 2015. 2016 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

2016 Christmas Markets in France

Christmas in Strasbourg © French Moments

Open from 25 November to 24 December 2016. Guest of Honour for the 2016 edition: Portugal

Find out more about Christmas in Strasbourg.


Colmar, Haut-Rhin

Christmas market of Colmar, Alsace © French Moments

Christmas market of Colmar, Alsace © French Moments

Open from 25 November to 30 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Colmar.


Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin

St. Etienne Church at Christmas, Mulhouse © French Moments

St. Etienne Church at Christmas, Mulhouse © French Moments

Open from 24 November to 27 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Mulhouse.


Riquewihr, Haut-Rhin

Christmas in Riquewihr, Alsace © French Moments

Christmas in Riquewihr, Alsace © French Moments

Open from 26 November to 25 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Riquewihr.


Éguisheim, Haut-Rhin

Christmas in Éguisheim © French Moments

Christmas in Éguisheim © French Moments

Open from 25 November to 23 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Éguisheim.


Kaysersberg, Haut-Rhin

Kaysersberg Christmas Market © French Moments

Kaysersberg Christmas Market © French Moments

Open during the four weekends of Advent (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) from 25 November to 18 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Kaysersberg.


Obernai, Bas-Rhin

Christmas in Obernai © OTC Obernai

Christmas in Obernai © OTC Obernai

Open from 26 November to 31 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Obernai.


Sélestat, Bas-Rhin

Christmas in Sélestat © selestadium-novum

Christmas in Sélestat © selestadium-novum

Open from 2 December to 24 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Sélestat.


Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin

Guebwiller Christmas Market © French Moments

Guebwiller Christmas Market © French Moments

The festivities of ‘Noël Bleu’ take place during the weekends of Advent from 3 to 18 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Guebwiller.


Thann, Haut-Rhin

Christmas in Thann © French Moments

Christmas in Thann © French Moments

Open from 25 November to 24 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Thann.


Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin

Christmas illuminations in Ribeauvillé © OT Ribeauvillé

Open 3-4 December and 10-11 December 2016.

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 19 November to 28 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Metz.


Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle

Nancy Christmas Market © French Moments

Open from 27 November to 31 December 2015.

Find out more about Christmas in Nancy.


Reims, Marne

Reims Christmas Market © Carmen Moya

Reims Christmas Market © Carmen Moya

Open from 18 November to 31 December 2016.

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 26 November to 24 December 2015. Guest of Honour for the 2016 edition: Austria

Find out more about Christmas in Montbéliard.


Besançon, Doubs

Open from 28 November to 24 December 2015. 2016 dates tbc


Dijon, Côte d’Or

Christmas in Dijon © Mairie de Dijon

Christmas in Dijon © Mairie de Dijon

Open from 26 November 2016 to 1 January 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 18 November to 30 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Lille.


Arras, Pas-de-Calais

Arras Christmas Market © Guillaume R

Open from 25 November to 30 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Arras.


Béthune, Pas-de-Calais

Béthune Christmas Market © JM Hecquet

Béthune Christmas Market © JM Hecquet

Open from 26 November to 31 December 2016.

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 24 November to 31 December 2016.

Find out more about Christmas in Rouen.


Rhône-Alpes

Annecy, Haute-Savoie

Annecy at Christmas © Adriphoto

Annecy at Christmas © Adriphoto

Open from 25 November 2016 to 1 January 2017.

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 21 November to 24 December 2015. 2016 dates tbc

Find out more about Christmas in Grenoble.


Lyon

Open from 24 November to 24 December 2016


South & West of France

Bordeaux

Open from 25 November to 27 December 2016


Toulouse

Open from 25 November to 24 December 2016


Nantes

Open from 19 November to 24 December 2016


Marseille – Foire aux Santons

Open from 14 November to 31 December 2016


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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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