The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais

Champagne glass and invite to a spectacular wine fair and gourmet dinner in Montreuil sur Mer France

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is the place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine fair, sublime gourmet dinner, carol singers and an enchanting Christmas market – this event will certainly get you in a festive mood.

It all takes place on 9 and 10 December 2017, and it promises to be one of the best Christmas experiences of the season.

Christmas wine fair

On Saturday 9 December 2017, the Cave de Montreuil will hold a wine fair in the historic citadel of the hill top town of Montreuil-sur-Mer. It’s a chance for you to taste and buy the finest wines, Champagne and spirits.

It’s impossible to taste a fine wine without a good glass, so La Cave de Montreuil is offering a free wine glass with each paid entry (5 Euros per person). You’ll certainly be well equipped to enjoy the produce from various French regions, grape varieties and grand crus. The big classics will be present: Chablis 1er cru, Pouilly Loche, Sancerre, Grand cru de Bourgogne, Chateauneuf du Pape, Saint Joseph, Côtes Rôties, Saint Julien, Margaux, Saint Estephe and Bollinger champagne to name just a few. There will also be wine from lesser known areas but no less delicious, it’s a great chance to discover some new favourites.

Not only will you have the opportunity to taste a vast array of wines but also rums, gins and brandies. Helping you make a real treat of the day, a gourmet food stand at the wine fair is going to be so tempting!

Scrumptious Wine Pairing Dinner

Chefs busy in a kitchen preparing a feast

On Saturday 9 December, head to the restaurant at the historic Hermitage Hotel, it’s just five minutes’ walk from the citadel. Here a very special dinner will take place.

The team from Anecdote, the second restaurant of 2 Michelin star super chef Alexandre Gauthier (voted best chef in France by prestigious food guide Gault et Milau in 2016) will prepare a stunning three course gourmet dinner at The Hermitage Hotel. Throughout the evening you will enjoy a variety of wine pairings in the company of the wine growers themselves.

This is going to be a really popular event so book your tickets in advance, we’d hate you to miss out. Tickets cost Euros 95 per person and that includes wine. The evening starts at 19h with dinner commencing at 20h. Book your tickets at La Cave de Montreuil in town or online here: lacavedemontreuil.wine/reservation-diner-degustation

Carol Singers and Christmas Market

Christmas lights, a cobbled street and a perfect little French brasserie

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy the sound of traditional Christmas Carols as the singers take a tour of the Destination Gastronomique restaurants of Montreuil-sur-Mer. Takes place on 9 December 2017, from 18h-22h.

A Christmas market will be held in the pretty the Rue du Clape-en-Bas, 9-10 December, 2017. You’ll find chalets with gifts, fir trees, garlands, music and a chance to enjoy a delicious glass of mulled wine.

Practical information

The wine fair will be held Saturday 9 December 2017, 10h – 18h. Entrance fee: 5€ – glass included. Address: The Arsenal, Citadel (Opposite the tourist office), Montreuil sur Mer

Gastronomic dinner will take place 9 December 2017 from 19h (à table at 8pm). A fabulous three course dinner which includes wine and costs 95€. Address: Hotel Hermitage, Place Gambetta,  62170 Montreuil

Booking for the dinner is essential as there are a limited number of places. Details: lacavedemontreuil.wine/reservation-diner-degustation

There are more details about Montreuil-sur-Mer, its fabulous restaurants and things to do on the Destination Gastronomique website.

Why not make a special weekend of it and stay over, there are lots of fabulous hotels. We recommend: The Hermitage, Les Hauts de Montreuil, Maison76 , Le Clos des Capucins – where you’re guaranteed a warm and festive welcome.

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