Best destinations for Christmas in France

Celebrate the Christmas season by planning a memorable trip to France. From magical Christmas markets in Alsace to festive celebrations in Paris and ski resorts in the French Alps, the opportunities are endless to experience an exceptional winter holiday and Christmas festivities in France.

Whether you’re a couple, a family or a group of friends, the festive season is a magical time of year. And what better way to celebrate this magical time of year than in France?

At Christmas, anything is possible in France, and La Voyagiste Paris works with you to create the trip of your dreams to make this an unforgettable time for you and your loved ones. We’ll design unique experiences for you: dog sledding, a chic picnic in the snow, a cooking class on Christmas specialities, or a hot-air balloon ride over snow-covered peaks.

La Voyagiste Paris offers you some inspiration for a Christmas vacation in France: a stay in Paris, skiing in the Alps, a getaway in Alsace, a tour of the Loire castles decorated for the festive season, and a moment of escape in the heart of the Champagne, to be customized according to your desires. You can also tell us about your Christmas travel wishes, so that we can design a unique holiday to suit you.

1. Paris

Explore the City of Light during the end-of-year festivities, a truly enchanted moment to enjoy as you stroll through Paris. From the emblematic Avenue Montaigne to Galeries Lafayette with its legendary Christmas tree, Place Vendôme and the sumptuous illuminated jewelry houses, the spirit of Christmas takes hold of the French capital.

Take advantage of the best restaurants to savor French gastronomy for the holidays. Foie gras, oysters or duck confit… all the great classics of French cuisine are in the spotlight for exceptional culinary moments.

The festive season also offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Parisian shows, whether musicals, opera ballets or cabaret evenings. Immerse yourself in the magical world of these performances to enrich your festive experience in Paris.

2. Alsace

Known as the Christmas capital of France, Alsace creates a magical atmosphere to celebrate the festive season.

Explore the emblematic towns and villages that are home to the most beautiful Christmas markets, such as Strasbourg, Colmar, Riquewhir, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg,… For the occasion, each town is decked out in splendid Christmas decorations and lights, offering a veritable feast for the eyes. But that’s not all!

Indeed, Alsace offers a rich and exceptional cuisine, from traditional dishes such as Choucroute or tarte flambée, to sweet and savoury delights such as pretzels, gingerbread and Kougelhopff.

The enchantment of Christmas is at work in Alsace, immersing you in a veritable fairytale where young and old leave in awe.

3. Châteaux of the Loire Valley

The majestic châteaux of the Loire Valley are decked out in their most dazzling finery, transforming the region into a veritable Christmas story for visitors.

Discover this enchanted region by exploring châteaux such as Amboise, Chanonceau and Chinon, each adorned with decorations and lights specially designed for the festive season. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of these historic buildings, where every corner reflects the festive spirit of the season.

An unforgettable experience awaits you in the heart of the Loire castles, where history mingles with the enchantment of the festive season.

4. Christmas in the French Alps

Celebrate the festive season in the heart of the majestic French Alps, between a welcoming chalet, comforting Savoy dishes and winter activities.

Choose your dream destination from Megève, Chamonix, Courchevel or Méribel, and stay in a sumptuous hotel or private chalet to savor winter by the fireside.

A multitude of festive events, such as Christmas markets, Christmas tree lighting, meetings with Santa Claus and much more, enliven the festive season for young and old alike.

When it comes to snow activities, the Alps offer a range of unique experiences. For sports enthusiasts, there’s downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Adventurers can opt for dog sledding or snow mountain biking, while epicureans can try their hand at “snowga” or relax in the spas offering breathtaking views of the peaks. A magical experience to share with the whole family.

Les Fermes de Marie, L’Alpage des Fermes de Marie : M.P. Morel

Les Fermes de Marie, L’Alpage des Fermes de Marie : Di Orio

5.  Celebrate Christmas in Champagne 

This festive season, discover the essence of luxury and celebration in Reims and Epernay, with a unique experience at the heart of the great Champagne Maisons.

Immerse yourself in the charm and elegance of the Hotel Royal Champagne, your refined retreat in the heart of the vineyards. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or a family, the Royal Champagne offers an unforgettable getaway with its sumptuous spa, breathtaking vineyard views and exceptional gastronomy.

Discover the region’s sparkling heritage by visiting the great Champagne Maisons. From Dom Pérignon to Veuve Clicquot, each tasting is a sensory adventure, allowing you to savor the unique flavors of these world-renowned Champagnes.

Discover the illuminated streets of Reims and its magnificent Cathedral, then explore Epernay and its Champagne avenue. Back at the hotel Royal Champagne, relax in the luxurious spa, offering a wellness interlude in the midst of your festive escapade.

Royal Champagne hôtel & spa

Crédit photo : Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa 

Crédit photo : Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa 

Don’t hesitate to contact our Travel Designer to design your tailor-made luxury stay for the festive season in France and a most magical Christmas.

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