Christmas Markets

10 places to spend Christmas in France

Written by on October 30, 2019 in Christmas Markets
10 places to spend Christmas in France

We don’t think you need a lot of reasons to spend the holiday season in France. The fabulous festive markets, awesome food and wine, cakes and cheese are reason enough! But, just in case, we asked the France experts at holiday rental company French Connections to share some of their favourite places to spend Christmas […]

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Strasbourg Christmas Market 2019

Written by on October 30, 2019 in Christmas Markets
Strasbourg Christmas Market 2019

Strasbourg isn’t just one of the most beautiful cities in France. It’s also home to the “Christkindelsmärik” a spectacular Christmas market and one of the oldest in Europe. It’s where you’ll find the highest Christmas tree in Europe, and if that’s not enough to bring you out in a severe dose of Christmas fever, there […]

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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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