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Strasbourg : the oldest Christmas market in France

Founded in 1570, Strasbourg Christmas market is without a doubt the most famous of all thanks to its size and location in the capital of Europe. Young and old will love to stroll from chalet to chalet, enjoying the spice bread, bretzels, confectionery, pastries and mulled wine on offer. And if you live locally, you will also be able to pick out the perfect Christmas tree for your home. Choose from a huge selection of tinsels, Christmas baubles and other trimmings to decorate your Christmas tree with the finest of finery ! At Strasbourg Christmas market, every whim is permitted and pleasant surprises are legion: a large number of events, concerts and exhibitions provide opportunities for interesting encounters. If one of the most famous Christmas markets is situated close to Strasbourg's majestic cathedral, others can be found on Place du Château, Place d'Austerlitz and Place du Cordeaux. 

There is something for every taste: the famous "Christkindelsmärik", the oldest Christmas market in Strasbourg, awaits you on Place Broglie ! The Alsatian food market takes place on Place des Meuniers. As for the Comptoir des Rois Mages and the Carré d’Or market, they can be found on Place Benjamin-Zix and Place du Temple-Neuf respectively. On Place d'Austerlitz, the great taste of local produce takes pride of place with the Bredle market and the realm of the winegrowers of the Couronne d'Or. You will also find local produce and crafts at the "Terroir et Artisanat" market on Place de la Gare in front of the station. The Christmas festivities also have a cultural side with the Christmas book market in the Aubette shopping arcade, where there is also another very special Christmas market: the "Village du Partage" (Village of Sharing).

And on Place Kléber, what a joy it is to gather around the dazzling and impressively tall traditional Christmas Tree !

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