We’ve selected some delightful happenings for you to get the best of the holiday spirit across the channel
Alsace – Strasbourg’s Christmas market Christkindelsmarik, the oldest in Europe, will host live concerts to add to the already buzzing streets. From 26 November to 31 December.
Auvergne – In Clermont-Ferrand, small chalets sell, local arts and crafts, wines and regional foods. Alongside is entertainment for children and even Father Christmas’s house!
Burgundy – In Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, the market brings together the best food producers in the region along with craftsmen and artists for a gastronomic event! From 19-24 December.
Languedoc-Roussillon – This Catalan market will open in Perpignan on 3 December with a programme filled with family-friendly activities and an ice-rink.
Midi-Pyrénées – In Toulouse, visitors can admire the twinkly lights and its Henri IV courtyard garnished with fairy-like decorations. From 30 November to 26 December.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais – In Lille, from 21 November to 30 December, the main square will be transformed with chalets, a Ferris wheel and an 18 meter-high Christmas tree.
Provence – In the heart of Avignon, the Christmas market will host about fifty craftsmen and merchants in small chalets on the Place de l’Horloge. From 24 November to 1 January.
Rhone-Alps – In Lyon, a magical market will put on Christmas music and carol performances along with local food specialties. From 24 November to 30 December.
Ski resorts in the Alps:
In Les Gets, an enchanted forest will be home to Father Christmas along with pixies, gnomes, elves and other fairytale creatures.
Les Menuires puts on a magical evening with a choreographed torchlight decent by ESF ski instructors, the arrival of Father Christmas and fireworks.
Val Thorens puts on numerous events including hosting Father Christmas, a torchlight descent followed by a fabulous firework display on the 24th.
For more information on these Christmas markets, have a look at our article on our blog.
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