Magic of the Paris Christmas Markets

Paris is a special place any time of the year, but during the Christmas season the magic truly comes out. From the special sweets and confections lining shop fronts to the many Christmas Markets around town, Paris turns into a warm place to spend the holidays.

There are many Christmas Markets around town, but two of my favorites are the ones found lining the Champs-Élysées and across the street from the Eiffel Tower at the Place de la Trocadero. Here is a look at what it’s like to walk through the Paris Christmas Markets.

Champs-Élysées Market

 

Ferris wheel Paris

 

 

Trocadero Market

 

Paris Christmas

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By: Matt Long

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5 Responses

  1. Kieu

    Great photos! My fave time of year to be in Europe if not for the Christmas markets alone.

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  2. Thierry

    Hi Matt,
    Sorry for my english, I’m more a french speaking person.

    I read 4 posts of your blog, and stopped after. I understand that a blog is very personal but… You visited a lot of french wine regions and didn’t go through Alsace ! What a pity. You could have travel on the Rhine river, discover the very good alsatian food and…. the Strasbourg’s Christmas Market ! Yes… the tradition of these markets is a century tradition in this french region.
    You preferred to think that a 20 years parisian’s tradition of Christmas Market was THE experience… Again, what a pity.

    I also visited Iceland, and I was very disappointed by your first rating of the Blue Lagoon.. luckily you, you changed your appreciation after a second visit. But what the hell are you expecting from a trip in an other country if it’s not to discover new things ??? Food for example… Give at least a try to the whale… and if you don’t like it.. fine… but this north american moral of what the other countries should or shouldn’t do to accomodate “luxurious”americans tourists will always surprise me.

    Sorry if this comment seems to be rude, it is not the intention… it simply wants to be a wake-up call for the goal to discover the world.

    When I travel around the world, I am always so exciting to discover the DIFFERENCE… and sometime I like it, sometimes I hate it, but at least I tried.

    I was reading your blog by clicking a link on the BBC Website… else I wouldn’t probably never hear about you.

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    • Matt Long

      It was rude, but that’s ok. 🙂 The great thing about travel is that it is a very personal experience, there is no right or wrong way. The world is also very large and while I wish I could have visited every region around the region, I haven’t yet. It takes a while, so instead of criticizing where I’ve been look for the positives.

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  3. David Lazechko

    I have the choice of being in paris on Nov. 25 or Dec 11 2017. I would arrange to be there for December 11 if i knew that the Trocadero Christmas market was still going on. My problem is that I cannot find any infromation to suggest that it still exists. Can you confirm it went this year?

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    • Matt Long

      Sadly it was not running this year 🙁 No idea if it’s planned for 2017 but I’d doubt it

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