Visit: Paris, Rouen, Vernon, Paris
In medieval Rouen, the “frosted city”, Noël normand – Norman Christmas - is celebrated with a festive market that makes the city's ancient narrow streets seem even more romantic than usual. Perhaps you're willing to attempt a few laps of the ice-skating rink in front of the famous cathedral? Needless to say, the Champs-Élysées boasts one of Paris's many enchanting Christmas markets. This magnificent Parisian boulevard is a shopping paradise all year round, but at Christmas it is also home to romantic wooden huts selling handicrafts and French Christmas delicacies. In a sea of sparkling lights you'll encounter ice sculptures and a magical big wheel giving you unforgettable views of the winter wonderland below, all surrounded by illuminated trees. At Christmas, the City of Lights truly lives up to its name.