Strolling around the Christmas markets of Paris
Published on 15 November 2019 in Events
As autumn progresses, Paris looks increasingly more like a party. Christmas illuminations, exquisite display windows and festive markets pop up to make the city a place of enchantment that fully embraces the Yuletide atmosphere. The Platine Hotel recommends that you take the time to discover the Christmas markets of Paris...
Christmas markets bursting with handicrafts and gastronomic treats
All the marchés de Noël (Christmas markets) of Paris, and they are certainly numerous, share a similarly convivial and festive ambiance. Christmas carols, luminous decorations, and quaint wooden booths combine to create an atmosphere that is full of the magic of this special time of year. Browse a Christmas market and you’ll find a wealth of gift ideas amongst the many handmade and original items on offer, including jewellery, leather goods, hats and stoles, as well as many delicious treats ranging from traditional Christmas biscuits to chocolates and fruit pâtes. That said, the Christmas markets in the various Parisian districts do each have their own distinctive personality.
Christmas markets for all tastes
One of the favourites of your Platine Hotel team is undoubtedly the 15th arrondissement’s Christmas market, which takes place on the forecourt of the district’s town hall. In addition to the stalls, it offers pony rides and a Santa's sleigh for the kiddies. If you’re looking for elegance and refinement, head to the Marché des Tuileries on the very popular Place de la Concorde. Or you might prefer the solidarity-focussed markets of the Cité Fertile and Fééries d'Auteuil or the Recycling-themed market in the 18th arrondissement. You also have plenty of international flavours to choose from as Swedish, English, African and Norwegian Christmas markets are spread throughout the capital...
The Christmas market is a must for the holiday season. Ask the Platine Hotel team to guide you to the market you’ll enjoy the most. Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, crêpes and waffles are waiting to get you into the Christmas spirit!
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