Description:Christmas Markets in Paris (2011)
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There are a number of Christmas markets in Paris which generally open towards the end of November and continue until after Christmas Day. They are a good way to pick up some festive decorations, regional food and drink and various arts and crafts. The best thing about Christmas markets though is they really put you in the festive mood. When the markets come to town, it is almost time to think about the family and holidays!
One of the biggest Xmas markets in Paris was located in Les Halles. However, due to renovation works in 2011 there will be no market this year. The largest will be at La Défense with some 350 traditional wooden chalets. The most popular with tourists is likely to be at the Avenue des Champs Elysées where 160 chalets will have a variety of goods on offer.
The list below indicates the Christmas markets know to be going on in Paris in 2011 to date. Check back here for updates as Guide2Paris finds out more information.
Avenue des Champs Elyseés
Open from 19th November to 2nd January 2012
Metro : Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau (Lines 1 or 13)
Boulevard St Germain
Open from 2nd December to 2nd January 2012
Metro : Saint-Germain-des-Près (Line 4)
100 chalets + ice rink
Open from 8th December to 2nd January 2012
Metro : Trocadéro (Lines 6 and 9)
Open from 5th December to 30th December 2011
Metro : Montparnasse-Bienvenue (Lines 4, 6, 12 or 13)
Open from 23rd November to 27th December 2011
Metro : Esplanade de la Défense (Line 1)
Open from 25th November to 24th December 2011
Metro : Place d'Italie (Lines 5, 6 or 7)
Place des Abbesses
Open from 26th November
Metro : Abbesses (Line 12)
Open from 8th December to 24th December 2011
Metro : Boulogne Jean Jaures (Line 10)
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