Christmas Markets

Bethune Christmas market northern France

Written by on December 4, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Bethune Christmas market northern France

A short drive from Calais brings you to the town of Bethune in the Hauts de France region, department Pas de Calais. It’s not that well known on the tourist map, overlooked for its larger neighbours Lille and Arras as well as arty favourite Lens with its swanky branch of the Louvre. Bethune, northern France […]

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Christmas Markets Alsace 2018

Written by on December 2, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets Alsace 2018

Alsace is pretty much where modern Christmas started almost 500 years ago. It was the first place to hold a Christmas market, to have Christmas trees in homes and it’s where the Christmas bauble was invented! Located in north-eastern France, Alsace, like Lorraine, is unlike other French regions in that its culture is heavily influenced by its […]

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Le Touquet Christmas Market 2018

Written by on November 26, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Le Touquet Christmas Market 2018

Le Touquet is a smart, chic and delightful seaside town on the Opal Coast about 45 minutes from Calais. Famous for its lights, shops and art deco covered market place, Le Touquet makes for a lovely Christmas market visit. This year the gorgeous Le Touquet lights will be illuminated on Friday 30 November. The Christmas […]

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Boulogne-sur-Mer Christmas Market 2018

Written by on November 25, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Boulogne-sur-Mer Christmas Market 2018

Those who have discovered the old town of Boulogne-sur-Mer will be aware how very pretty this part of the port town is and at Christmas time it’s even more magical. Enter the old town through the immense stone gates cut into the high walls and discover a real winter wonderland. This is one of my […]

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Lille Christmas Market 2018

Written by on November 25, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Lille Christmas Market 2018

For those who take their Christmas shopping seriously, it would be hard to find a better place in Europe than Lille. Not only are there almost 4000 shops in this city in northern France but there is also a super festive Christmas market and cultural attractions galore… Festive fun at Lille’s Christmas market Based in […]

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Strasbourg Christmas Market 2018

Written by on November 21, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Strasbourg Christmas Market 2018

The oldest and one of the largest Christmas markets in France, Strasbourg is home to the “Christkindelsmärik” a spectacular Christmas market. With the highest Christmas tree in Europe, several Christmas markets and the most illuminated city in Europe in December – no wonder it’s called “Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas”. It began in 1570 in front […]

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Reims Christmas Market 2018

Written by on November 19, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Reims Christmas Market 2018

Reims Christmas market is one of the best in France and attracts a lot of visitors. There’s a reason for that, not only is it truly festive and incredibly pretty, it’s also fun. And, let’s not forget the Champagne connection! What’s on at Reims Christmas Market 2018 Just 45 minutes from Paris by train, Reims Christmas […]

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Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2018

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Christmas Markets
Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2018

We look at some fabulously festive places to visit in France for Christmas 2018. Alsace Head for Strasbourg‘s Christmas market, known locally as the Christkindelsmarik, the oldest in Europe. From 23 November to 30 December, beautiful lights and decorations in the most festive Christmas market with the tallest decorated Christmas tree in Europe.  Take a […]

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3 Christmas Festivals in France 2018 

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Christmas Markets
3 Christmas Festivals in France 2018 

Hundreds of wonderful festivals take place in France for Christmas – from quirky and authentic events like the Licques Turkey Parade to the huge Festival of Lights in Lyon attended by huge crowds. Going to a Christmas market is one of the great festivities of the season – so, where ever you are in France […]

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Where to see the Christmas lights in Paris 2018

Written by on November 15, 2018 in Christmas Markets, Paris
Where to see the Christmas lights in Paris 2018

Christmas is when Paris really does seem to live up to its name as the City of Light and the Christmas lights in Paris 2018 promise to bring a feeling of magic to the festive season. The city can be cold at Christmas so wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes because the best way […]

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