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It was only in 2008 that for the first time a Christmas market was held on the Champs-Elysées from the Rond-Point to the Concorde.
It was for Paris something new and attracted at lot of Parisiens as well as tourists who happened to be there like my wife and I.
Very nice were the more than 400 trees illuminated with bleu lights. Behind the Concorde at the Tuileries stands the illuminated Grande Roue. This is a great vision.
Ninety white country cottages lit by blue LED were installed on the Champs-Elysées offering traditional or more modern products coming from various countries from the EU.
I must say that the shops were rather banal by themselves. Really worthwhile on the Champs-Elysées are the Illuminations.
I still think that if you want to have a more romantic Christmas atmosphere you are better at the Christmas markets in the Alsace.

This year the VILLAGE DE NOEL DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES is open from 15/11/2013 till 5/01/2014 every day from 11 to 23 h (24 h on WE).
Illuminations from 17 h - 02 h. Special illuminations on 24/12 and 31/12.

Address: Champs Elysées

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  • Updated Dec 9, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Did they close off the Champs-Elysées to motor traffic, or was the Christmas market only on the sidewalks?

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