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.
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.
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.
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.
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