Hotel Bleu de Grenelle

The best Christmas markets in Paris 2023

Categories : Discover Paris, published on : 12/1/23

The end of year holidays are fast approaching, and everyone is slowly starting to immerse themselves in the Christmas spirit. If you are lucky enough to spend a few days in Paris, you will discover how the magic works through the street decorations and lively windows, but also with the best Christmas markets in Paris .


Christmas market: the magic of Christmas in Paris in 2023

There is something magical about the Christmas period, and whether we are young or old, the festive and friendly atmosphere takes over us. In Paris, the magic is there and the end of year celebrations are celebrated as they should be, with traditional events that we wouldn't miss for anything in the world. While the city dresses up in its festive clothes and the department store windows compete in originality to put stars in our eyes, Paris Christmas markets happily complete the frame.

From the traditional market to the thematic market, come to Paris throughout the month of December 2023. Put on your warm coat, and follow us to the heart of the capital to discover the best Christmas markets .


Christmas market in Paris: everything you need to know

Throughout the month of December, different Christmas markets take place throughout Paris. Mark your calendars, here are the important dates to remember so you don't miss any of the magic of Christmas.

The Christmas village of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Our first address takes us to Boulevard Saint-Germain, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The wooden chalets of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas village showcase craftsmanship and give you great gift ideas. There are also many gourmet products, from honey to mulled wine, macaroons and truffles.

Dates and times: from November 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024, every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (opening at 10 a.m. on weekends).

The Tuileries Christmas market

It's difficult to talk about Christmas in Paris without mentioning the traditional Tuileries Christmas market . The holiday spirit is assured in this exceptional Christmas market, where you wander through decorated wooden chalets, discovering artisanal products and delicacies.

What we especially like is the warm atmosphere of the funfair , with the rides and activities in Christmas colors.

Dates and times: from November 18, 2023 to January 7, 2024, every day from 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

The Christmas village at Paris City Hall

Like every year, the City of Paris puts on Christmas colors by organizing a Christmas market. Exhibited on the square in front of the Town Hall , it welcomes artisans producing local products, made in Paris, as well as catering outlets. Young and old will also be able to take advantage of the holidays to take part in the various free activities (climbing wall, toboggan run, carousel). And of course, Santa Claus will come and say hello to the best-behaved children!

Dates and times: from November 28 to December 31, 2023, every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The La Défense Christmas market

With more than 150 exhibitors, the Paris La Défense Christmas market is a true magical village where artisanal gifts and gourmet products are highlighted. From the producer of foie gras to the manufacturer of Provence figurines, this Christmas market is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and buy the last little gifts.

Several activities are offered, with an animal farm, puppet shows and meetings with Santa Claus .

Dates and times: from November 16 to December 27, 2023, every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (late nights until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday).

The Christmas market in the colors of Alsace

Lovers of Alsatian culinary specialties will be delighted to find the famous Alsatian Christmas market , on the square in front of the Gare de l'Est. From bredele to kougelhopf, the little chalets take you on a journey for gourmet pleasures worthy of the Strasbourg Christmas market.

Dates and times: December 1 to 17, 2023, every day from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday).

The Great Christmas Sale for Cardiac Surgery Patronage

Near Espace Champerret, in the 17th arrondissement, a Great Christmas Sale is organized by the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, for the benefit of children with heart problems. For the occasion, major brands are selling off their products, the perfect opportunity to find Christmas gift ideas while doing a good deed. Over more than 1,000 square meters and in a festive atmosphere, all kinds of items are for sale: toys, household appliances, fashion items, shoes, gourmet products...

Date and times: Saturday December 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Christmas market at Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

In a magical setting, the Notre-Dame Christmas market is the unmissable event in the 4th arrondissement in December. A few dozen wooden chalets come together for this great occasion on the Montebello quay. There, of course, there are regional products and original gifts, all in a festive setting.

Dates and times: December 8 to 25, 2023, every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (late nights until 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

The Japanese Christmas village - Shizen

Let's move away a little from the traditional French market, thanks to the Japanese Christmas village . Located at the Cité Fertile, in Pantin, this Christmas market takes us to Japan, to discover gastronomic specialties and Japanese products. Bearing the name Shizen, the Japanese Christmas village is also an opportunity to meet project leaders linked to this country.

Dates and times: December 9 and 10, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Christmas pop-up of the Band of Creators

The Christmas pop-up , on Boulevard Richard Lenoir (11th arrondissement), is a creators' market highlighting the values and know-how of craftsmanship. As the holidays approach, it's the ideal place to find responsible gift ideas , local products and original pieces.

Dates and times: December 9, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and December 10, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Christmas lights: key dates in Paris in 2023

If the Christmas markets offer an immersive experience in the magical world of the end-of-year holidays, the millions of lights that illuminate the rest of the city of Paris are also an opportunity to have stars in your eyes.

From November onwards, the streets of Paris are lit up and decorated with large fir trees and garlands of a thousand colors. Among the addresses not to be missed to admire the beautiful illuminations of Paris , we note the avenue des Champs Élysées, but also the place Vendôme, the avenue Montaigne, the place de la Concorde, the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, as well as the windows of department stores , notably Galeries Lafayette and Printemps Haussmann.


Do you want to fully experience the magic of Christmas during a stay in Paris? Meet at the Hôtel Bleu de Grenelle, in the 7th arrondissement , a stone's throw from the most beautiful Christmas markets in Paris .


More about our boutique hotel in Paris / FAQ

  • Rooms are available from 3pm

  • When is check-out time?

    Rooms must be liberated at 12pm at the latest

  • Is there a parking in the hotel?

    The hotel does not have a private parking, but there parkings are available around the hotel and underneath the metro line situated across from the hotel. 

    The closest and best value-for-money parking is:

    Interparking Cambronne - 26 villa Croix Nivert - 75015 Paris (5 min by foot)


  • What are the sizes of the rooms?

    Room sizes vary according to capacity. Single rooms are approximately 13 m2, double rooms 14 to 17 m2 and triple rooms 21 m2. The apartment with its two rooms and small kitchen 32 m2.

  • Does the hotel have connecting rooms?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle offers adjacent rooms, using of two private double rooms with a common entrance. They are perfect for family stays!

  • Does the hotel offer babysitting services?

    Our front office team will be delighted to recommend top-quality babysitting services.

  • Is there a restaurant in our Parisian boutique hotel?

    The hotel does not have its own restaurant (besides the breakfast service), but our team will be happy to recommend some of the best addresses in Paris according to your taste and desire.

  • Is the hotel open to people without a room reservation?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle is opened to everyone! If you don’t have a reservation, you still are welcome any time during the day to enjoy the co-working area and the bar.

  • Is there an elevator in the hotel?

    There are two elevators in the hotel. However, they are not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Does the hotel have a free WIFI internet connection?

    The wi-fi is available for free in the rooms and the common areas of the hotel

  • May we ask for a baby cot?

    We will be happy to put a baby bed in your room on a simple advance request.

  • Does the hotel have a temperature control system?

    All our rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning depending on the season (heating when outside temperatures are below 17 Celsius degrees and air-conditioning when temperatures are above 17 Celsius degrees)

  • Is the hotel accessible to PRMs (Persons of Reduced Mobility)?

    Our boutique hotel in Paris offers access to PRMs on the first floor and in two rooms especially equipped for their needs.

  • Can an additional bed be installed in a room?

    Besides baby beds, the hotel does not install additional adults beds, but suggests booking one of the triple rooms that will offer optimal comfort to all occupants.

  • How to modify/ cancel a reservation?

    If conditions to modify or cancel are still current, you simply need to address your request by phone + 33 1 45 75 26 54 or by email:

  • Is it possible to obtain a detailed bill with TVA (value-added tax) included?

    A bill with TVA will be printed at check-out and/or sent by email on simple request.

  • Does the hotel allow domestic animals?

    Le Bleu de Grenelle, Parisian boutique hotel, has some rooms adapted for customers with traditional domestic animals (we do not have vivariums or delphinariums).

    An additional 10 euros per night is required to have the room specially cleaned. Thank you for mentioning that you are traveling with your pet at the time of reservation to confirm the availability of these rooms.

  • Is breakfast included in the price of the room?

    According to the selected offer, rooms are sold with or without breakfast. Refer back to the description of your offer. 
    Please note that even if breakfast is not booked at the time of reservation, it can be added at the last minute.

  • What is the city tax "taxe de séjour"?

    The « taxe de séjour » is a French tax that may be asked of vacationers by towns in touristic areas. This tax aims at helping municipal councils finance projects related to touristic frequency and to the protection of natural spaces used by tourists.

    In reality, the « taxe de séjour » is paid by the clients to the hotel, in relation to the number of nights spent and the category of the rented room. The total sum of the collected taxes is then returned to the municipality at the end of a period called, period of perception.   

  • Does the hotel offer ironing services?

    Steamers are available at the reception on simple request.

  • Does the hotel offer laundry services?

    The hotel offers an external laundry service with a classic formula (drop off before noon and pick up the next day) and an express formula (drop off before noon and pick up after 8pm on the day)

  • What is a boutique-hotel?

    A boutique-hotel in its current definition represents a type of hotel, small to medium in size, with an environment (personnel, concept, decoration) of its own and customized. It offers marked differences from the standard great hotel chains.