26.11.10

Christmas Market

In my latest post I said that I will refer with a post about the Christmas Market on the Champs Elysées.

Christmas Markets was more a tradition in the eastern parts of France, influenced by the German ones, but there are a few also in Paris. Since three years, the biggest of them can be found on the Champs Elysées, extending from the Rond Point to Place de la Concorde.

I tried to take photos of what may be considered as traditional Christmas Market stands, but there are also a number of just commercial stands, selling anything.

There is of course a possibility to eat and drink, including the Vin Chaud (Glühwein, Glögg, Hot Mulled Wine…), which considering the present and expected low temperatures is quite appropriate.

There are also some installations for the kids.
I wish you a nice weekend!

31 comments:

la Brocanteuse said...

o thank you so very much for sharing this with us Peter ~ I WISH we were there. for health reasons we may have to cancel our plans to visit France for Christmas, so this is wonderfull to see and dram about....
take care
Colette

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great capture of the scene and I cannot wait to take it all in! Sounds like it is a bit frigid in Paris right now and maybe some snow!

Catherine said...

these look wonderful - great photos and what a wonderful place to shop for presents!! Greetings from Mexico

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thank you Peter - I love Paris at Christmas time, but haven't seen those markets.
The lights and Christmas decorations are superb but my most favourite are the flower shops - I wanted to buy everything and the perfume was WOW!!!!
The magical windows at Galeries Lafayette - and the little children trying to peep through the huge crowds... I love it all.
Thank you!
hugs
Shane

The Words Crafter said...

Lovely!

Studio at the Farm said...

It's so bright and colorful and "Christmasy"-looking! Thank you, Peter. At this time of year, we all need brightness and color! Keep warm.

V Rakesh said...

Celebration time, around the corner!

Brilliant pictures! Do have a great weekend!

Mystica said...

I love the picture of the glace fruits! and the stuff you could get for christmas - decor and presents!! Thanks Peter and have a good weekend.

hpy said...

There are Christmas markets all over the country now.

SusuPetal said...

Glitter and bling bling, great. I think I should go to Stockmann and take some photos, too. I've heard their Christmas market is worth seeing.

We've had snow in Helsinki, 15 cm and it's now -12 degrees. Freezing!

Have a nice wewkend, Peter.

claude said...

Hélène a raison, il y en a même un à Chateau-du-Loir.
Moi, j'aimerais bien voir celui de Strasbourg. Le Maire y a interdit les chichis et autres gourmandises qui n'ont rien à voir avec Noël
Merci de nous montrer celui de Paris.
Belle ambiance de Noël ces Christmas markets.

ALAIN said...

Ca rigole pas à Chateau du loir !

Louise said...

Oh Peter, I'm so enjoying your wonderful seasonal posts. I've only been to Paris in Spring and Summer, but would love it to visit in the winter. I love these fabulous glimpses of a Parisian winter I want to experience sometime.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thank you Peter for this great reportage!I'm keen on to taste the vin chaud!
Hugs
Léia

Flartus said...

Oh, how festive! What fun it would be to grab some glühwein and browse...

That is quite a French-looking Santa Claus, I wonder if it's the glasses or the seriousness of his regard?

Rob said...

Going tonight! Merci Peter

Rob

http://rob-a-paris.blogspot.com

lakeviewer said...

I hate shopping; but this, this is a beautiful discovery walk. Thanks.

Penguin said...

Some of the Christmas markets are open now in New York with a few to open in the next few days, I cannot imagine that they could hold a candle to to walking a Christmas market in Paris!

nathalie in avignon said...

Must be fun to stroll through this but I'm a bit disappointed that these Xmas market chalets are exactly the same all over France. Ours here look exactly the same.

Olga said...

Your photos are full of life and energy. Thank you for sharing.

Trotter said...

Globalization everywhere! Who could imagine Glüwein in Paris? ;)

Hanny said...

You always have the best pictures!

claude said...

Hier, j'ai vu à la téloche les illuminations de la Maison d'Alsace, c' est magnifique.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Peter thank you so much for bringing Paris to me and the wonderful market :-)

Paris Paul said...

I dread the crowds there. Maybe I'll just be lazy this year and satisfy myself with your pictures instead!

caterpillar said...

very colorful, to say the least....nice

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I miss the German Christmas Markets - the wonderful and delicious smells, and everyone should experience the magic of a European Christmas Market, at least once. It's fun to decorate the tree and revisit these places, if only inside my heart and mind.

hristmas Parties London said...

I would love to go! It looks magical! Thank you for sharing :o)

tariza said...

Eu acho seu blog sensacional ! Sei ler em francês e inglês, mas quis me manifestar na minha própria língua.
Um grande abraço e obrigado pelos momentos maravilhosos que você me proporciona.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

looks really wonderful and festive! great post!!

Tulsa Courthouse said...

good and informative post. Thanks a lot for sharing these valuable knowledge