Have you heard about the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas Village? Every winter for twenty years this far-famed district of Paris has played host to a delightful, diverse and colourful Christmas market offering a welcoming and warmly festive atmosphere. Take a stroll around its stalls, discover its scents and flavours and high-quality artisan craft items. Everything is set up and waiting to help you get ready for the Christmas holidays.
The magic of Christmas comes to Saint-Germain-des-Prés
The festive tradition is maintained with affection and true Yuletide style in this picturesque district of the capital. This Christmas market came into existence in 1999 thanks to the energy and vision of the Comité de Saint-Germain-des-Prés in tandem with the enthusiastic participation of various merchants. It might not be the largest Christmas market in Paris, but it’s certainly one of the warmest and most festive. From November 30th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020, the famous Boulevard Saint-Germain and Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés are turned into a fairyland of twinkling lights and charming decorations.
The picturesque little wooden booths welcome you
In this warm and friendly Christmas market you’ll find about thirty picturesquely decorated little wooden booths offering traditional handicrafts and local produce. This is where you’re sure to find the decoration that is missing from your tree, a tasty treat for your festive table or a gift to give a loved one on Christmas morning. While browsing, you’ll surely be unable to resist the allure of a delicious crêpe, a doughnut or a bag of hot chestnuts. And to give you a warm glow there’s nothing like mulled wine flavoured with cinnamon. The Saint-Germain Christmas market will delight your eyes, ears and taste buds!
And, of course, Santa will be there
The Christmas village has plenty to keep the kids happy, including the chance to meet Santa, who’ll be delighted to pose with your young ones for a selfie!
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