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Our selection of the most beautiful Christmas markets 2018

Every year, Christmas markets are installed all over France to enhance our Christmas and it’s magical fairyland spirit ! Wine, roast chestnuts, gingerbread and presents of all kinds, we have selected for you the most beautiful Christmas markets in France which are close to our top end range of Le French Time campsites.

Christmas markets East of France

The North East of France offers wonderful Christmas markets which are nearby to the 5 stars campsite Les Castels La Forge de Sainte Marie or Sites et Paysages Au Clos de la Chaume. The first to create this tradition in France since 1570, they are largely influenced by the German culture being so close to the border.

Obviously the most famous market is Strasbourg, the largest and the very first in France. It reaches over numerous Strasbourg sites and  has surpassed all visitor records with 2 million people coming from all four corners of France to discover  the 300 guaranteed authentic chalets.


Christmas markets

Christmas Market, Strasbourg

Information: from  23rd November until 30th December, 2018

Metz also offers its Christmas market which one can qualify as being the 2nd most beautiful and largest of France. Its range scatters over the 6 main Places of the city. Place de Chambre is the one for the gourmands. Whereas, Place Saint-Louis, one can find gifts of all kinds. And why not try the Ferris Wheel at Place Saint Jacques ?

Christmas Market

Information: from 17th November 2018 until 6th January 2019

Appearing on the list of ” The Best Christmas Markets ” established by European Best Destination, Colmar also deserves your attention ! By the way, there is not only one but five of them ! Come and discover the best Alsatian gastronomy situated at Place Jeanne d’Arc. And do not miss the district of Petite Venise which will put stars in the eyes of your children with its merry-go-round, its toys, mechanical Christmas Crib and soft toys. Look out Strasbourg, there is competition here !


Christmas Market

Christmas Market – Carousel

Information: from 23rd November until 30th December, 2018

Other Christmas markets

In Pas-de-Calais, the one  to visit in Arras, it attracts more than 500 000 visitors a year. It is the largest Christmas market in the region. It offers one hundred chalets and animations which will delight the young and the old, like the Ferris Wheel, an ice skating rink and a toboggan run 30 meters long !

Christmas Market

Information: from 24th November until 30th December 2018

Finally, if we had to suggest the ultimate market we would recommend  the one in Lyon. Its situated at Place Carnot, with more than 150 exhibitors offering candles, jewellery, local crafts, decorations and delicacies of all kinds. Lyon is also known for its Festival of Lights, an installation which radiates throughout the city and takes place on the 8th December of  every year. Not to be missed !


Christmas Market

Festival of Lights – Lyon

Information: from 24th November until 24th December, 2018

We wish you  and your  family a wonderful time during your visit of the Christmas markets ! See you soon at our Le French Time campsite...

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