Christmas markets in Paris

In Paris, Christmas markets are the opportunity to shop for Christmas.

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!

Christmas market at Notre Dame Cathedral

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 15 December 2017 to 24 December 2017
Square René Viviani - 2 rue du Fouarre, Paris

A Christmas market with more than forty craftsmen, makers of clothes and accessories, sculptors...

Christmas market at Montparnasse (Discontinued in 2017)

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
Discontinued in 2017
Quartier de Montparnasse - Montparnasse, Paris

Situated below the Montparnasse tower block, this Christmas village has a wonderful selection of regional products.

Christmas village on La Défense esplanade

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 23 November 2017 to 28 December 2017
La Défense et son esplanade - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

Village over 10,000m ² with more than 300 chalets with traditional arts and crafts, 400 m ² of festive decorations

Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées (Discontinued in 2017)

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show
Discontinued in 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris

Charming wooden chalets line the entire stretch from Concorde to the Champs-Elysées roundabout, selling regional food specialities...

Christmas market at Quai Branly

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2017 - January 2018
Quai Branly - Du pont de l'Alma au pont de Bir Hakeim, Paris

A Christmas market at the foot of the Eiffel Tower: crafts, Christmas decorations, gift ideas and gourmet food

Eiffel on ice

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2017 - January 2018
Parc du Champ-de-Mars - Quai Branly - Avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris

Activities, winter sports and tastings await you at Eiffel on ice, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.