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06 December 2022  |  Tourism

France's best Christmas markets

Christmas is fast approaching!

The houses are dressed in their most beautiful decorations, the cities are illuminated with their most beautiful lights, but also Christmas markets... A family outing to observe the Christmas lights, enjoy a hot chocolate, enjoy a very friendly and unique atmosphere.

Here are the best Christmas markets in France;

Strasbourg, the capital of Christmas

Strasbourg is the most illuminated city for Christmas, known and appreciated for its oldest Christmas market.

This Christmas Market has existed since 1750, originally it was called: Christkindelsmärik which means "Market of the Child Jesus" in Alsatian, it consisted of the sale of gingerbread.

Christmas market in Colmar

In Alsace, 6 Christmas markets where you can discover an intimate atmosphere while strolling through the streets of this pretty town. You will even find a gourmet market, where master restaurateurs will concoct divine dishes for you.

In the Dordogne, Sarlat-la-Canéda

The Sarlat Christmas market offers Christmas carols, illuminated streets of the medieval city, the village of Santa Claus.

Montbéliard and the Christmas lights

Burgundy-Franche-Comté, you will find local markets to offer artisanal souvenirs to your family. It is very popular for its warm, family atmosphere.

Lyon, the festival of lights

One of the prettiest Christmas markets with 140 chalets for 130 companies with local, regional, national producers and more. It has become the largest in the region. In addition, you can also attend the Festival of Lights.

Le Barcarès, the magic of Christmas

One of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in France, but also one of the most impressive. A Christmas village where you can enjoy day and night a festive atmosphere and good hot chestnuts and mulled wine, Catalan restaurants. You will even find a labyrinth where you can get lost in the heart of this magical attraction.

Mulhouse reinvents itself

Mulhouse emphasizes nature, authenticity and enchantment. A Christmas village has been built with a magical space designed especially for local artists. Do you know the bredalas and Mulhouse waffles? In Alsatian German and Lorraine Franconian, bredele or braedele, bredala, bredle or more specifically Winachtsbredele are petit fours which are now made for the end of year celebrations.

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Amélie Roca

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