Traditional and popular Christmas markets are a major shopping event and are held from November onwards.
Originating in Germany and the Alsace, Christmas markets have spread across the whole of Europe since the 1990s. A great favourite with Parisians and visitors to the city, they have gradually become an essential part of the festive season in Paris and can be found in all districts of the capital, with Christmas markets on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, at Montparnasse, La Défense …!
These markets made up of wooden chalets create a warm and magical Christmassy atmosphere and are the perfect place to pick up Christmas decorations, festive objects, regional produce and arts & crafts … You will certainly find decorations for your Christmas tree, some original ideas for Christmas presents and ingredients to make your Christmas meals even more delicious.
During the month of December, department stores extend their opening hours and open their doors on Sunday. These extended opening times are the perfect opportunity for doing your Christmas shopping and enjoying a family stroll past the delightful animated store window scenes!