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Northern France Christmas Market

Overview

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  • Historic Valenciennes in Northern France is the perfect destination to put you in the festive mood
  • Search for local specialities at Lille's Christmas Market
  • Enjoy the seasonal illuminations at Amiens Christmas Market
  • Sample Christmas beer at Arras Christmas Market

Europe's magical Christmas Markets are truly a sight to behold. Each offers the chance to pick up something a little bit different, with unusual handicrafts, local delicacies and delightful decorations. So why not treat someone special - or yourself - to a unique Christmas gift?

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Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Valenciennes
For the start of our holiday we head to Dover for our ferry crossing over to Calais and then onto our base in Valencienes for our four night stay.

Day 2: Lille Christmas Market
Lille's elegant medieval centre fully embraces the Christmas spirit. Traditionally held at Place Rihour it is adourned with decorations, colourful lights and market stalls. In the main square a huge ferris wheel is erected giving visitors a chance to view Lille in all it's festive glory.

Day 3: Arras Christmas Market
This morning we have some free time in Valenciennes to enjoy the Christmas Market. We have lunch in the hotel today instead of dinner before we 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.

Day 4: Amiens Christmas Market
With over 100 stalls and traders set in the quaint streets in the town centre, Amiens Christmas Market is the biggest in Northern France. The illuminated cathedral creates a spectacular backdrop for this Christmas Market with an alpine feel.

Day 5: Valenciennes to UK

Today we say goodbye as we head back to Calais for our ferry crossing over to Dover and home.

Grand Hotel - Valenciennes

This family-run hotel is located in the heart of historical Valenciennes. This is an art-nouveau style restaurant and a more informal brasserie. 

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Amiens Christmas Market

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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Arras Christmas Market

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.

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Lille Christmas Market

Lille's elegant medieval centre fully embraces the Christmas spirit. Traditionally held at Place Rihour it is adourned with decorations, colourful lights and market stalls. In the main square a huge ferris wheel is erected giving visitors a chance to view Lille in all it's festive glory.

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