Amiens, Rouen and Arras Christmas Markets

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  • Shearings

  • Visit 3 of the best Christmas Markets France has to offer
  • Enjoy a full day in Amiens including a guided walking tour and visit the beautiful Christmas Market
  • Visit Arras Christmas Market including time in the evening to experience the wonderful night-time atmosphere
  • Explore Rouen including the Christmas Market housed on Place de la Cathedrale

Experience the festive feeling and atmosphere of traditional French Christmas markets in Amiens, Rouen and Arras. We will spend a full day in Amiens where the town transforms into a winter wonderland with over 120 chalets dotted around the shopping streets. We visit Rouen where the market is housed in the shadows of the famous cathedral and which sells traditional gifts and local delicacies. Finally, we will spend an afternoon and evening in Arras. Sample the festive atmosphere after dark when the markets come to life.

Accommodation

Novotel Amiens Pôle Jules Verne Hotel (primary)

Excursions

Rouen (Included)

Visit the beautiful city of Rouen, capital of Normandy, with a fascinating history to discover. The city’s most famous attraction is the Cathedral, a religious site has stood on this spot in various forms since the 4th Century, beautiful both inside and out. It inspired a series of paintings by Monet, as well as containing a tomb within which lies the heart of Richard the Lionheart. We’ll also see ‘The Big Clock’, a 14th century astronomical clock, just around the corner from the cathedral. Why not visit the Old Market, just across from the place where Joan of Arc was martyred; it is now marked by a wildflower garden.


Arras Christmas Market (Included)

With its many festive stalls, Arras truly embraces the festive spirit. With its music and scents, to its array of local products including mulled wine and hand - blown glass.


Amiens Christmas Market (Included)

With over 100 stalls and traders set in the quaint streets in the town centre, Amiens Christmas Market is the biggest in Norther France. The illuminated cathedral creates a spectacular backdrop for this Christmas Market with an alpine feel.

Destinations
  • Europe
  • France
  • Amiens
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Shopping
  • Christmas
  • UK Coach Departures
  • Seniors
Departure Points
  • South East
  • East Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • North East
  • North West & North Wales
  • West Midlands
  • South West


Day 1: UK to Amiens

For the start of our holiday we head over to Calais and then onto our base in Amiens for our four night stay. (Dinner)



Day 2: Amiens Christmas Market

In the morning, before the Christmas Market opens, we have included a guided walking tour to see the main sights of Amiens. In the afternoon the Christmas Market opens and has over 120 stalls and traders set in the quaint streets in the town centre. Amiens Christmas Market is the biggest in Northern France and the illuminated cathedral creates a spectacular backdrop for this Christmas Market with an alpine feel. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 3: Arras Christmas Market

This morning we have some free time to relax before we have lunch in the hotel instead of dinner. We then travel to Arras for the afternoon and evening. With its many festive stalls, Arras truly embraces the festive spirit. With its music and scents, to its array of local products including mulled wine and hand - blown glass. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 4: Rouen Christmas Market

Today we visit Rouen which is home to a lovely Christmas Market on the Place de la Cathedrale in the shadows of the Cathedral. Rouen is the Capital of Normandy and is famous for Joan of Arc to whom many museums and attractions are dedicated including the Joan of Arc Museum located in the beautiful buildings of the Archbishop’s Palace. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 5: Amiens to UK

It’s our last day! After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we’ll travel home. Why not start planning your next Shearings break or order a brochure through the Roadshow entertainment system? (Breakfast)
 

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Dates Price Single Availability
29-Nov-2020 for 4 Nights Visit Website
06-Dec-2020 for 4 Nights Visit Website

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