Celebrate Christmas In France: Best Christmas Holiday Destinations

Are you planning to spend Christmas in France, this year? Well, you would probably like the idea of being there and are sure to love it! When it comes to the Christmas holiday destinations in France, there are a plethora of places in France that gives off a certain air of peace and serenity during Christmas. Christmas is a great time to plan a visit here in order to brighten your Christmas with a stroke of French tradition. Read on to reveal the best Christmas holiday destinations in France.

Trip Highlights

  • Take a stroll around the decorated markets

  • Enjoy the famous traditional Le Réveillon, that happens once in a year

  • Enjoy skating on the ice rink at Champ de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower

Trip At A Glance

Day 1 & 2: Start Your Christmas Celebration With Paris

Day 3: Head To Toulouse

Day 4: Morzine Is A Must-Visit

Day 5: Departure


Day 1 & 2: Start Your Christmas Celebration With Paris

Paris is one of the top Christmas holiday destinations in France, so begin your Christmas celebration with this beautiful and romantic city, which look more romantic when the entire city starts to illuminate. Brightly lit, Paris is quite a sight to behold and right from the iconic Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, you can enjoy the festive ambiance. Above all, there are many Christmas markets hosted in the city during the period of Christmas. The market at La La Défense, in particular, is a must visit, which is the largest market in town. It is located right in front of modern high-rise buildings and during Christmas, traditional wooden chalets are set up all the way to La Grande Arche. This is how you can end your first day of the tour. Go back to the hotel to take some rest and wake up the next morning with new zeal to experience the fun activity in Paris.  

On the second day of your trip calls for skating on the ice rink at Champ de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. If you don’t want to go for skating, you can explore the Eiffel Tower or nearby places and could also treat yourself with the taste buds at Gare de l’Est. Don’t forget to enjoy incredible hilltop views at Montmartre market. After your fun activity and strolling in markets, come back to your hotel to take some rest.

Day 3: Head To Toulouse

The third day of the trip compels you to head to Toulouse for the best Christmas experience in France. After entering into the city, you can feel the festive vibes around the city. Place du Capitole is a place which is located outside the grand town hall, featuring rows of wooden chalets huddled next to each other. This is a famous place for selling vintage artisanal products. The best part with this market is that you get an array of gifts available at affordable prices. So your Christmas shopping list is sorted after visiting this market. From pottery to handmade jewelry, to clothes, you can buy the best Christmas gift at the most reasonable price. Once you are here, don’t forget to taste some traditional foie gras and cake served at the stalls. While returning back to the hotel, take a selfie by the side of the giant Father Christmas.

Day 4: Morzine Is A Must-Visit

Get into the real spirit of Christmas and be a part of Christmas celebrations by exploring the entire area. Every year, a lot of tourists get attracted to this beautiful place just because this city hosts a number of Santa Crawls for the party lovers. Anyone can be a part of these parties as they are free of entrance fee but Santa costume is a party dress code, so if you are dressed down as a Santa, you don’t have to pay an entrance fee. You can also visit a fun old family Christmas by heading to bars that host Xmas Carol Mega parties. A tour to Morzine is a great way to enjoy a cocktail of a traditional yet contemporary France Christmas celebration. Enjoy a day here by strolling on the streets, shopping and be a part of the parties to experience the festive vibes in France. In the evening, you can head to the hotel to have some food and take some rest.

Day 5: Departure

The time has arrived to say goodbye to all the Christmas fun and celebrations you had in France. Pack your bags and in the evening, visit the nearby market to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family. Call your private transfer in the morning that will drop you to the airport. This article covers the best Christmas holiday destinations to visit in France, if you really want to enjoy the real Christmas celebrations, don’t skip the parties that give you a feel of being around the Santa.


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