Christmas Markets in Bordeaux you should visit
Since the holiday season is finally upon us, it is only fair to go ahead and start feeling that Christmas spirit everyone is talking about. Maybe, you are someone who does not like listening to Christmas carols and buying gifts at the beginning of December? No worries. There are a lot of things you can do to get yourself to those extreme Noël excitement levels. My first suggestion would be – hot wine. My second – Christmas Markets. Browsing around a fairy-tale land, with lights and the smell of gingerbread cookies is everything you will need. So here is where you can find some of the best Christmas Markets in Bordeaux this year.
From 30 November – 30 December, Allées de Tourny
This is the biggest and most known Christmas Markets in Bordeaux. It is the 24th edition of the festive event. Located right at the center of the city it represents a perfect opportunity to soak up some Christmas joy. Allées de Tourny is where you can find it’s charming wooden houses, just follow the cheery music and the smell of sweets. A big selection of local products, jewelry, toys and all kinds of amazingly delicious things are waiting for you there. Don’t miss the opportunity to grab a cone with roasted chestnuts and drink a cup of warm cider.
Photo opportunity: Take a stunning picture next to the beautiful, vintage carousel right next to the market
From 21 to 23 December 2018 in the room L’Espace DS, Bordeaux
A kind of market that you can enjoy for the first time in Bordeaux. A more exotic take on a Christmas market, mixed with an introduction to African and Caribbean traditions. There you will be able to find accessories, clothes, home decoration. As well, enjoy activities like cooking classes and fashion shows inspired by the African-Caribbean theme.
From 14- 16 December at Darwin Eco System
As always, Darwin will present us with its own special brand of alternative experience. They promise a selection of jewelry, books, clothes and of course some delicious, organic treats that will for sure make your life sweeter. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the uniqueness of this interesting spaces, filled with the Christmas spirit. You will be able to discover a lot of French, independent and environmentally responsible brands as well.
Photo by: PeterKraayvanger
9 December at Garage Moderne – 1 Rue des Etrangers
If you are into arts and crafts, you know what Etsy is. Independent, local creators will be represented at this Bordeaux Christmas Market at Garage modern. This is the perfect moment to do some Christmas shopping, knowing your gift will be one of a kind. There are going to be some fun things and activities for the little ones as well.
From 14-16 December at Halles de Bacalan – Bordeaux
Local artists, creators and producers have gathered at the Halles de Bacalan this year to offer you the best products the area has to offer. Enjoy fresh sea food, charcuterie, cheeses and other delicious foods. If you are still wondering about what you should buy for your loved-ones, maybe this Christmas market will spark some ideas. Handmade jewelry, decorations, soaps, flowers – there is something for everybody.
So, did you visit any of those amazing Christmas Markets in Bordeaux? Share your experiences and the best snacks you had.
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