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Discovering the Christmas Markets

Discovering the Christmas Markets

It won’t have escaped your notice that days are shorter and the air is much cooler. And, is that a hint of mulled wine, fruit and spices? The scent of Christmas seems to have settled on the streets already, along with a wreath here, a sparkling star there and, of course, those little wooden chalets, those fir trees and garlands of twinkling lights. Yes, Paris is adorned with a thousand lanterns, a thousand lights – and, a thousand festive events and attractions for you to discover while you’re staying at the Sezz Paris!

 

Festive Markets in Paris

The tradition is now well established – Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the Parisian markets. From Montparnasse to Montmartre, Auteuil to Gare de l’Est through the Champs Elysees and Saint-Germain-des-Près, the freshly built wooden chalets compete with brioches, gingerbread, multi-coloured balls and carved wooden toys. The intoxicating aroma of mulled wine rises from some, pancakes and waffles with chocolate sauce from others as snowflakes settle on the children’s coats. "Jingle Bells" wafts from the amp and you’re surprised to catch yourself singing along as you watch the children go around and around on the wooden carousel.

 

The eternal magic of Christmas

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic, romantic or jaded, it’s hard to escape the spell of Christmas. Just embrace the festive spirit and go out to explore some of the Parisian markets. The Champs Elysees market is the most famous and it includes some 200 chalets plus an ice rink and carousel - all illuminated by the garlands adorning the 300 trees on the world’s most beautiful avenue. Gare de l’Est is a traditional Alsatian market; bretzels, bredele and palette are in the spotlight. Saint-Germain-des-Pres is the smallest but one of the most charming while the Extravaganza of Auteuil is closer to the Sezz Paris and offers crèches, choirs and antiques in a beautiful setting.

 


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