The most beautiful Christmas markets in France in 2021

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In Europe and particularly in France, over the years, decades, the Christmas markets have multiplied. Formerly reserved for large cities or certain villages with a well-established tradition, they are now present in the smallest and most remote towns. So much so that a family walk, in the middle of the chalets and in the scent of mulled wine, has become an essential part of the end-of-year celebrations. Here is our selection of the 10 most beautiful Christmas markets in France in 2021.

And in Europe? All over the European continent, Christmas markets compete in beauty. We have selected for you, in this article , our 10 most magical markets.

Christmas market of Strasbourg

With its more than 300 chalets and three fir trees, the Strasbourg Christmas market is undoubtedly one of the best known in France and Europe. Generally, it ends on Christmas Eve but some stalls remain open the following days. It is not a surprise, therefore, if every year, 2 million visitors jostle there. How to make the most of this magical moment in the Alsatian capital? We tell you everything in this article .

Dates 2021: from November 26

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Christmas market in Strasbourg
Strasbourg Christmas market (Photo credit: Nicolas Vollmer / CC)

Christmas market of Montbeliard

This Christmas market, located in Montbéliard, in the Doubs (East), consists of 150 chalets. You will certainly come across figures of tradition, such as that of Santa Claus of course, but also those, more regional, of Countess Henriette de Wurtemberg or Saint Nicolas.

Dates 2021: from November 27 to December 28

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Christmas market of Colmar

Here is one of the most famous Christmas markets in Alsace and one of the most beautiful in France. Finally one … it is more about four places of festivities that can be visited through a circuit, going from the Place Jeanne d’Arc (very focused on gastronomy) to the Place des Dominicains. There is also a lot of crafts, including beautiful wooden toys.

Dates 2021: from November 26 to December 29

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Christmas market of Reims

The city of kings is also a little like that of Santa Claus. Between the Kingdom of Children, the Ferris wheel in Place d’Erlon, the Christmas and Kings Fair, the various parades and events, you will not get bored. Special mention for the illuminations, throughout the city, very successful.

Dates 2021: from November 26 to January 3

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Christmas market of Mulhouse

Unlike the other Christmas markets in the region, that of Mulhouse is distinguished by the immense fabric that dresses the city center. In total, there is nearly 10 km of fabric! And it is even possible to buy creations made in it. Mulhouse also gives pride of place to creativity, with many clothing workshops. For the more athletic, an ephemeral ice rink is held at the zoo, and a 5km race takes place ten days before Christmas.

Dates 2021: November 24 to December 27

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Mulhouse market (Credit: Guillaume.s / CC)

Christmas market of Lille

It is in the historic and sumptuous setting of Vieux Lille that the Christmas market is held every year. Meet at Place Rihour, to discover the hundreds of richly decorated chalets which offer many products from the region, but also from more distant regions such as Russia or Poland.

Dates 2021: November 19 to December 30

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Christmas market of Marseille

We leave the woody and cold atmosphere of the north-east of France a little for the milder climate of the South: in Marseille, despite its sometimes hot winters, we know how to celebrate Christmas. Nearly 80 chalets are waiting on the Old Port. Unmissable: a visit to the Santons Fair, Place du Général de Gaulle, which has been held in the city since 1803!

Dates 2021: from December 1 to 31

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Christmas market of Bordeaux

An imposing market (nearly 150 exhibitors), a lot of activities (such as the Ouélafé treasure hunt, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) and solidarity, with the presence of many associations, are the specificity of Bordeaux during the end celebrations. year.

Dates 2021: from November 26 to December 26

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Our selection of the most beautiful Christmas markets in France in 2021 is now complete. But we know that you will not necessarily agree with our choices. Comments are made for that!

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