A gourmet Christmas village at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
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Christmas markets have become a much-loved and essential part of the holiday season. Whether you want to browse them for your Christmas shopping, to connect with the traditional festive ambiance or just to admire the artisanal products on offer while enjoying a hot chocolate, you will discover Christmas markets full of charm throughout Paris. Today, your Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel team will take you to the Champs de Mars Christmas Village; an exceptional location that boasts an exceptional market!
The picture postcard-perfect Champs de Mars Christmas Village
Watched over by the immense structure of the Eiffel Tower, the lawns of the Champs de Mars, which stretch from the Seine to the Ecole Militaire, are adorned in the run-up to the festive season with some sixty wooden chalets where goods are sold, and entertainment provided. This close to the Iron Lady, the atmosphere seems a little unreal and this sensation becomes even more intense with the coming of nightfall, when the lights adorning both the majestic flanks of the world-famous monument and the cluster of small chalets at her feet give forth their enchanting illumination. From the aisles of the Christmas market as much as from the terraces of the Trocadéro, the show is simply magical.
A Christmas market that’s a magnet for foodies
In addition to its exceptional setting, the Christmas market at the Eiffel Tower is characterised by its selection of gourmet stalls. The emphasis is most definitely on gastronomy and, particularly, regional produce. Artisans and producers from all over France offer emblematic and delicious foodstuffs, demonstrate their savoir-faire, and happily share some preparation secrets. Savoy, Alsace, Corsica, Brittany… each region shares the best of its gastronomic specialities with visitors to the market. Whether you want to put together your festive menu or simply taste on the spot, the stalls of the Christmas Village are a foodie’s delight!
A magical stroll
From your Hotel Auteuil Tour Eiffel, it will take you around 20 minutes on foot to reach the Champs de Mars Christmas Village. Don’t miss the opportunity to take this stroll after dark, as you’ll be able to enjoy some magnificent views of the city. For example, you can pass by the Esplanade du Trocadéro, from where you can admire the nearby Eiffel Tower but also the lights of the Christmas market at its feet. Cross the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, a bridge which has become a cinematic icon, and savour the sight of the green promenade of the Ile aux Cygnes, that picturesque island in the middle of the Seine...
From December 1st, 2021, until January 2nd, 2022, the Champ de Mars will host a Christmas Village with a thousand flavours. Its setting at the foot of the Eiffel Tower is simply sumptuous. You’re sure to find something to complete your gift list but also, and above all, something to garnish your Christmas table. The Champs de Mars Christmas Village is a must for foodies!
Photo : Jean-Pierre Dalbéra © - Flickr
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