The Christmas Markets in Paris have been on the top of my list for years. Since December is my busy season I always miss them. One of these years I will be sure to make it. They start setting up for the markets in early November and start around mid-November. Last year they were setting up the markets right before I left. As I walked down the Champs Elysée I could see the lights strung up in the trees. It is really beautiful to see in person. Sadly the setup for the markets was postponed due to the Paris attacks on November 13. This makes it even more special to visit them and celebrate Christmas in the city.
There are a few different locations not just at the Champs Elysée to see the markets. I can’t imagine what can be more festive than a glass of vin chaud or chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) and a stroll around the Christmas market.